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Silver Star

Silver Star
Texas Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$18.99
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Silver Star
Texas Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of lemon pepper and fondant with a velvety, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a sleek, interesting, medium-long finish. A smooth and luxurious vodka for elegant cocktails or sipping neat.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Mild
Aroma Aroma: lemon pepper and fondant
Taste Flavor: lemon pepper and fondant
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Bloody Mary, Moscow Mule, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A smooth and luxurious vodka for elegant cocktails or sipping neat.

The Producer

Trinity River Distillery

The Producer
1734 E. El Paso Street
Suite 130
Fort Worth, TX 76102
USA
1 972-378-9418

Their Portfolio

88 Silver Star Texas Vodka 40% (USA) $18.99.
BR Texas Silver Star Whiskey 40% (USA) $35.00. - Bronze Medal
93 Texas Silver Star Texas Honey Liqueur 35% (USA) $28.99.

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.