Full Review

Platinum

Platinum
10 X Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$12.99
Best Buy

Platinum
10 X Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Creamy aromas of béchamel and sumac with a satiny, vibrant, dryish light body and a tingling, compelling, medium-long lemon zest, peppercorns, sea salt, and horchata finish. A palate pleasing vodka with great balance; hints of lemon zest awaken the palate.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Mild
Aroma Aroma: béchamel and sumac
Taste Flavor: lemon zest, peppercorns, sea salt, and horchata
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Vodka Martini, Moscow Mule, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A palate pleasing vodka with great balance; hints of lemon zest awaken the palate.

The Producer

Sazerac Company

The Producer
10400 Linn Station Road, Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40223
USA
1 502-423-6169

Their Portfolio

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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.