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Straw Boys

Straw Boys
Irish Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Ireland
Alcohol: 40%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$19.99
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Straw Boys
Irish Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Ireland
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Aromas of gravel, bamboo, tap water, and birch beer with a soft, crisp, bone-dry light body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long orange peels, anise, white tea, and menthol finish. Crisp, clean vodka full of sophisticated nuance.
Tasting Info
Spirits Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: gravel, bamboo, tap water, and birch beer
Taste Flavor: orange peels, anise, white tea, and menthol
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: on the rocks and in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Vodka Martini, Moscow Mule, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Crisp, clean vodka full of sophisticated nuance.
The Importer

Connacht Whiskey Company Ltd.

The Importer
34 Springbrook Lane
Wilton, CT 06897
USA
1 917-226-9022
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.

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