Full Review

New Deal Distillery

New Deal Distillery
"From Grain to Glass" Wheat Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$26.95

New Deal Distillery
"From Grain to Glass" Wheat Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Lively, sweet aromas and flavors of white maple fudge, panettone, and dried pineapple and papaya with a soft, dry-yet-fruity light body and a tingling, breezy butter praline, candy corn, and mocha latte finish. A very nice creamy vodka with a lot of character.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity, mild & spirity
Aroma Aroma: white maple fudge, panettone, and dried pineapple and papaya
Taste Flavor: butter praline, candy corn, and mocha latte
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: White Russian, French Martini, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very nice creamy vodka with a lot of character.

The Producer

New Deal Distillery

The Producer
900 SE Salmon St
Portland, OR 97214
USA
1 503-234-2513

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.