Full Review

Pure Class

Pure Class
Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$22.99

Pure Class
Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Aromas of oatmeal cookie, cream cheese frosting, nutmeg, and brown sugar with an oily, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, medium-length plantain peel and raw sun choke finish. The creamy cookie-like nose on this vodka will find wide appeal in dessert cocktails.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Bitter & Mild
Aroma Aroma: oatmeal cookie, cream cheese frosting, nutmeg, and brown sugar
Taste Flavor: plantain peel and raw sun choke
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: White Russian, Chocolate Martini, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: The creamy cookie-like nose on this vodka will find wide appeal in dessert cocktails.

The Producer

Hendricks Family Distillery

The Producer
3570 N. Country Rd. K
Omro, WI 54963
USA
1 920-379-4515

Their Portfolio

88 Pure Class Vodka 40% (USA) $22.99.

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.