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Stolichnaya

Stolichnaya
Premium Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Latvia
Alcohol: 40%
Gluten-Free
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$19.99
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Stolichnaya
Premium Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Latvia
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Clean, citrusy aromas of clean laundry, lime cordial, and wonder bread with a satiny, soft, dry light body and a hot, medium-length polished marble, lemon oil, and vanilla almond creme finish. A citrusy and pleasant vodka that needs little fuss.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: clean laundry, lime cordial, and wonder bread
Taste Flavor: polished marble, lemon oil, and vanilla almond creme
Smoothness Smoothness: Hot
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Vodka Soda, Moscow Mule, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A citrusy and pleasant vodka that needs little fuss.

The Importer

Stoli Group USA, LLC

The Importer
135 E. 57th St, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10022
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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.