Full Review

VOLK

VOLK
Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Moldova
Alcohol: 40%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$17.99
Best Buy

VOLK
Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Moldova
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Aromas of talc, salt, and white pepper with a round, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, delightful, long mineral water and lemon gelee finish. An extremely clean and refreshing vodka for stately martini’s, rocks pours, or any manner of cocktail.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Mild
Aroma Aroma: talc, salt, and white pepper
Taste Flavor: mineral water and lemon gelee
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Vodka Martini, Vesper, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An extremely clean and refreshing vodka for stately martini's, rocks pours, or any manner of cocktail.

The Producer

Tiraspol Winery & Distillery Kvint

The Producer
38 Lenin Street
Tiraspol, 3300
Moldova
373 -96577

Their Portfolio

91 Kvint 3 Year Old Brandy 40% (Moldova) $5.99.
86 Kvint Surprise XO 10 Year Old Brandy 40% (Moldova) $31.99.
95 VOLK Vodka 40% (Moldova) $17.99.

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.