Full Review

TOBARITCH!

TOBARITCH!
Premium Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Russia
Alcohol: 40%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$15
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TOBARITCH!
Premium Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Russia
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Aromas of craft store, linoleum, and cream puff with a creamy, bright, salty light body and a warming, long lemon pith, minerals, and vanilla cake finish. A salty, lemony backbone makes this vodka a natural choice for Bloody Mary’s.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Mild
Aroma Aroma: craft store, linoleum, and cream puff
Taste Flavor: lemon pith, minerals, and vanilla cake
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Finish Finish: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A salty, lemony backbone makes this vodka a natural choice for Bloody Mary's.

The Producer

Tovaritch Spirits International SA

The Producer
Place du Grand Mezel 2
Genève, CH-1204
Switzerland
41 -22 3105645

Their Portfolio

91 TOBARITCH! Premium Vodka 40% (Russia) $15.00.
93 TOBARITCH! Premium Vodka 40% (Russia) $15.00.

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.