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High West

High West
7000’ Oat Flavored Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$29.99

High West
7000’ Oat Flavored Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
Bright clear color. Aromas and flavors of oatmeal, muesli, hemp rope, and hint of paper mache with a silky, bright, dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, medium finish with notes of wet stones and grainy bread finish. A nice vodka for mixing.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Mild & Spirity
Aroma Aroma: oatmeal, muesli, hemp rope, and hint of paper mache
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of wet stones and grainy bread
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Vodka Martini, Vodka Collins, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice vodka for mixing.

The Producer

High West Distilleries, LLC

The Producer
3555 W 1500 S Ste. B
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
USA
1 801-972-2566

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.