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INDIGENOUS

INDIGENOUS
Fresh Pressed Apple Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$40

INDIGENOUS
Fresh Pressed Apple Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Lively, attractive aromas of fondant caramel bon bon, baklava, apple turnover, and raisin bran with a soft, fruity medium body and a seamless, intriguing, relaxed apple granola cereal in milk, nougat, delicate sweet peppery spices, and chalk finish. A very delicate, elegant and charming apple vodka that will make nuanced cocktails; try in gin cocktails too.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity & mild
Aroma Aroma: fondant caramel bon bon, baklava, apple turnover, and raisin bran
Taste Flavor: apple granola cereal in milk, nougat, delicate sweet peppery spices, and chalk
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Cosmopolitan, Clover Club, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very delicate, elegant and charming apple vodka that will make nuanced cocktails; try in gin cocktails too.

The Producer

Tuthilltown Spirits

The Producer
PO Box 320
Gardiner, NY 12525
USA
1 845-255-1527

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.