Full Review

Vitzellen

Vitzellen
Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 42.5%
80 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$19.95

Vitzellen
Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 42.5%
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of lemon cleanser, frosted lemon scone, and tea bag with an oily, bright, fruity light body and a hot, medium-length finish evoking notes of marmalade, grapeseed oil, and moss finish. A very citrusy vodka that will pair well with ginger beer in a Moscow Mule.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spirity
Aroma Aroma: lemon cleanser, frosted lemon scone, and tea bag
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of marmalade, grapeseed oil, and moss
Smoothness Smoothness: Hot
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Moscow Mule, Bloody Mary, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very citrusy vodka that will pair well with ginger beer in a Moscow Mule.

The Producer

Bogue Sound Distillery

The Producer
108 Bogue Commercial Drive
Newport, NC 28570
USA
1 -252-354-9131

Their Portfolio

80 Vitzellen Vodka 42.5% (USA) $19.95.

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.