Full Review

TOPO

TOPO
Organic Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
Certified Organic
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$28.95

TOPO
Organic Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Bright, creamy, cheesy candied aromas of vanilla raisin cream cheese danish, fondant caramel bon bon, and corn candy with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, stimulating, breezy buttery praline, latte, tres leche cake, and pepper finish. A vibrant, super creamy vodka.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Complex & spirity
Aroma Aroma: vanilla raisin cream cheese danish, fondant caramel bon bon, and corn candy
Taste Flavor: buttery praline, latte, tres leche cake, and pepper
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: White Russian, Espresso Martini, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A vibrant, super creamy vodka.

The Producer

Top of the Hill Distillery

The Producer
505-C W. Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
USA
1 919-699-8703

Their Portfolio

93 TOPO Organic Vodka 40% (USA) $28.95.
92 TOPO Organic Piedmont Gin 46% (USA) $28.95.

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.