Full Review

Red E

Red E
Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$27

Red E
Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Roasted aromas of fresh meringue, roasted nut, overripe persimmon, and caulk with a supple, soft, dry light-to-medium body and a peppery, intriguing, medium-length nougat, banana taffy, and sage finish. A creamy, flavor packed vodka that drinks like a pot still rum.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: fresh meringue, roasted nut, overripe persimmon, and caulk
Taste Flavor: nougat, banana taffy, and sage
Smoothness Smoothness: Peppery
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Moscow Mule, Moscow Mule, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A creamy, flavor packed vodka that drinks like a pot still rum.

The Producer

Red Eagle Distillery

The Producer
6062 South River Rd
Geneva, OH 44041
USA
1 440-536-6018

Their Portfolio

90 Red E Vodka 40% (USA) $27.00.

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.