Full Review

Six & Twenty

Six & Twenty
Heirloom Rye Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

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

Six & Twenty
Heirloom Rye Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of oat porridge, overripe cantaloupe, banana bread, and cocoa puffs with a supple, vibrant, dryish medium body and an effortless, interesting, medium-length finish displaying impressions of meyer lemon glaze finish. A rich, grain-forward vodka with a lengthy finish and coating mouthfeel; lots a character and body to enhance craft cocktails.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich
Aroma Aroma: oat porridge, overripe cantaloupe, banana bread, and cocoa puffs
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of meyer lemon glaze
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Chocolate Martini, White Russian, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, grain-forward vodka with a lengthy finish and coating mouthfeel; lots a character and body to enhance craft cocktails.

The Producer

Six & Twenty Distillery

The Producer
3109 Highway 153
Piedmont, SC 29673
USA
1 864-263-8312

Their Portfolio

Unflavored Vodka

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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.