Full Review

Gunnar’s Vodka

Gunnar’s Vodka
Potato Edition

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$20.99

Gunnar’s Vodka
Potato Edition

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Aromas of silt, peppercorns, sage, and potato bread with a supple, bright, dryish light body and a tingling, rapid lemon candies and radish finish. A very mixable vodka with a bit of an earthy touch and a kiss of sweetness.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Mild
Aroma Aroma: silt, peppercorns, sage, and potato bread
Taste Flavor: lemon candies and radish
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Collins, Harvey Wallbanger, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very mixable vodka with a bit of an earthy touch and a kiss of sweetness.

The Producer

Gunnar’s Distilling Company

The Producer
15 Hargrove Lane, Unit 6L
Palm Coast, FL 32137
USA
1 904-534-5265

Their Portfolio

Unflavored Vodka

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Serve in a Shot Glass
Unflavored vodka is defined in the US as a "neutral" spirit devoid of color, aroma, and taste, however, the finest unflavored vodkas are served neat and do have a subtle taste, sometimes of the base grain or ingredient, citrus or even anise. But most vodkas are used for cocktails, often mixed with fruit juice (cranberry juice for Cosmopolitans or orange juice for Screwdrivers.), tonic, or soda for the ubiquitous bar-hopper favorite Vodka & Soda. To which craft bartenders these days like to say, "vodka pays the bills."

Unflavored vodka is made by fermenting and then distilling the simple sugars from a mash of pale grain or vegetal matter. Vodka is produced from grain, potatoes, molasses, beets, and a variety of other plants. Rye and wheat are the classic grains for Vodka, with most of the best Russian Vodkas being made from wheat while in Poland they are mostly made from a rye mash. Swedish and Baltic distillers are partial to wheat mashes. Potatoes are looked down on by Russian distillers, but are held in high esteem by some of their Polish counterparts. Molasses, a sticky, sweet residue from sugar production, is widely used for inexpensive, mass-produced brands of Vodka. American distillers use the full range of base ingredients, but most are made from the abundant supply of corn from the US heartland.