Full Review

Frïs

Frïs
Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12.99
Best Buy

Frïs
Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Grainy aromas of sourdough and rye crisps with a soft, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a peppery, quick cracked peppercorns, yogurt, and anise finish. A grain-forward vodka for cocktail play and mixed drinks.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: sourdough and rye crisps
Taste Flavor: cracked peppercorns, yogurt, and anise
Smoothness Smoothness: Peppery
Enjoy Enjoy: Now in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Collins, Screwdriver, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A grain-forward vodka for cocktail play and mixed drinks.

The Producer

Sazerac

The Producer
2001 Highway 60 E.
Owensboro, KY 42303
USA
1 502-348-3991

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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.