Full Review

PUR

PUR
Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 40%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$39.95

PUR
Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Aromas of pink peppercorn, cream of wheat, and carnation with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, engaging, medium-long buttery pastry crust and herb focaccia finish. Fantastic texture and a lengthy, evolving palate; enjoy this stunning vodka on the rocks or in carefully crafted martinis.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich
Aroma Aroma: pink peppercorn, cream of wheat, and carnation
Taste Flavor: buttery pastry crust and herb focaccia
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Vodka Martini, Vesper, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Fantastic texture and a lengthy, evolving palate; enjoy this stunning vodka on the rocks or in carefully crafted martinis.

The Producer

Pur Vodka / Romeo’s Gin

The Producer
2 Avenue Marsolais
Montreal, Quebec, H2V-1N2
Canada
1 514-583-1948

Their Portfolio

94 PUR Vodka 40% (Canada) $39.99.
94 PUR Vodka 40% (Canada) $39.95.
92 romeo’s Gin 46% (Canada) $39.99.

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.