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Georgian Bay

Georgian Bay
Vodka Batch No. 348

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 40%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$25
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Georgian Bay
Vodka Batch No. 348

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of vanilla and carnations, rose water, raspberry nougat, and apple and cucumber skin with a round, lively, dry medium body and a tingling, charming, medium-length finish with overtones of raspberry vanilla nougat, rose and carnation, almond paste, and black pepper and citrus peel. Plush and round on the palate, and light and sweet with a unique and delicious floral note that really stands out from the crowd.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: vanilla and carnations, rose water, raspberry nougat, and apple and cucumber skin
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of raspberry vanilla nougat, rose and carnation, almond paste, and black pepper and citrus peel
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Bloody Mary, Moscow Mule, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Plush and round on the palate, and light and sweet with a unique and delicious floral note that really stands out from the crowd.

The Producer

Georgian Bay Spirit Co.

The Producer
229 Yonge Street
suite 305
Toronto, ON M5B1N8
Canada
1 416-458 9833

Their Portfolio

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.