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Lvov

Lvov
Potato Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Poland
Alcohol: 40%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$10.99
Best Buy

Lvov
Potato Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Poland
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Aromas of parmesan, herb focaccia, minerals, and rye with a supple, bright, dryish light body and an effortless, swift grass and puffed corn finish. A character-rich, classic potato vodka that will be great for cocktail play and traditional serves.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Mild & Funky
Aroma Aroma: parmesan, herb focaccia, minerals, and rye
Taste Flavor: grass and puffed corn
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Moscow Mule, Moscow Mule, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A character-rich, classic potato vodka that will be great for cocktail play and traditional serves.

The Producer or Importer

Royal Wine Corp.

The Producer or  Importer
Herzog Wine Cellars, 3201 Camino Del Sol
Oxnard, CA 93030
USA
1 718-384-2400

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.