Full Review

Virus

Virus
Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$25

Virus
Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Clean aromas and flavors of sugar cookie dough, cucumber, nougat, and cotton ball with a silky, bright, bone-dry thin body and a peppery, medium-length finish with touches of pewter finish. A satisfying vodka for craft cocktails.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spirity
Aroma Aroma: sugar cookie dough, cucumber, nougat, and cotton ball
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with touches of pewter
Smoothness Smoothness: Peppery
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Moscow Mule, Moscow Mule, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A satisfying vodka for craft cocktails.

The Producer

Immortal Brands, Inc.

The Producer
2517 Lincolnshire Lane
Lewisville, TX 75056
USA
1 832-594-1850

Their Portfolio

90 Virus Vodka 40% (USA) $25.00.

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.