Full Review

Shakespeare

Shakespeare
Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$18.99

Shakespeare
Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Fruity aromas of green apple taffy, raspberry syrup, and kiwi-melon smoothie with a supple, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, delightful, medium-length aloe, alpine herbs, watermelon rind, cucumber, and salt finish. A very fruity and tropical spirit that bridges the gap between flavored and unflavored vodka; a good choice for chilled shots and fruity cocktails.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity & Candied
Aroma Aroma: green apple taffy, raspberry syrup, and kiwi-melon smoothie
Taste Flavor: aloe, alpine herbs, watermelon rind, cucumber, and salt
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, on the rocks and neat
Cocktail Cocktails: Collins, Cosmopolitan, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very fruity and tropical spirit that bridges the gap between flavored and unflavored vodka; a good choice for chilled shots and fruity cocktails.

The Producer

Taste the Poetry, LLC

The Producer
6520 Mira Cielo Dr.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
USA

Their Portfolio

86 Shakespeare Vodka 40% (USA) $18.99.

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.