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Icelandic Mountain

Icelandic Mountain
Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Iceland
Alcohol: 40%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$29.99

Icelandic Mountain
Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Iceland
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Creamy, confected aromas and flavors of spumoni, peach jam, and pistachio paste with a round, dryish medium-to-full body and a lychee and mint cream finish. A vodka full of character, body, and confection – balanced and unexpected.
Tasting Info
Spirits Glass Style: Mild
Aroma Aroma: spumoni, peach jam, and pistachio paste
Taste Flavor: lychee and mint cream
Smoothness Smoothness: Normal
Finish Finish: Creamy
Enjoy Enjoy: neat and on the rocks
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A vodka full of character, body, and confection – balanced and unexpected.
The Producer

Icelandic Mountain Spirits

The Producer
Fjardargata 13-15
Hafnarfjordur, 220
Iceland
354 -8454205
Unflavored Vodka
Spirits Glass Shot Clear.jpg
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.

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