Full Review

Tahoe Blue

Tahoe Blue
Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$19.99
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Tahoe Blue
Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Aromas of rice cracker and quartz with a satiny, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, amusing, medium-long mineral water, hint of pear, and pistachio finish. An incredibly smooth and clean vodka; a drinkable diamond.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Mild
Aroma Aroma: rice cracker and quartz
Taste Flavor: mineral water, hint of pear, and pistachio
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Vesper, Moscow Mule, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An incredibly smooth and clean vodka; a drinkable diamond.

The Producer

Tahoe Spirits, Inc

The Producer
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96151
USA
1 530-307-2884

Their Portfolio

91 Tahoe Blue Vodka 40% (USA) $19.99.

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.