Full Review

Salt City

Salt City
Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$19.95

Salt City
Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Pungent aromas and flavors of packaged unflavored gelatin, raw oats, and overripe banana peel with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, fast finish with impressions of buttered honey bran muffin finish. A funky, grainy vodka to charm craft spirits lovers.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Funky
Aroma Aroma: packaged unflavored gelatin, raw oats, and overripe banana peel
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of buttered honey bran muffin
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Vodka Tonic, Caipiroska, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A funky, grainy vodka to charm craft spirits lovers.

The Producer

Elevation Distilling

The Producer
6864 South 300 West
Midvale, UT 84047
USA
1 801-201-3908

Their Portfolio

85 Salt City Vodka 40% (USA) $19.95.

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.