Full Review

Georgian Bay

Georgian Bay
Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 40%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$34

Georgian Bay
Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Funky aromas and flavors of sea shore, salted grapefruit, sourdough, and banana bread with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and a graceful, breezy finish. A solid everyday Vodka for highballs.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Mild
Aroma Aroma: sea shore, salted grapefruit, sourdough, and banana bread
Taste Flavor: sea shore, salted grapefruit, sourdough, and banana bread
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Finish Finish: Breezy
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A solid everyday vodka for highballs.

The Producer

Georgian Bay Spirit Co.

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

Their Portfolio

89 Georgian Bay RTD Gin Smash 5% (Canada) $3.05.
87 Georgian Bay RTD Smashed Tea 5% (Canada) $3.05.
86 Georgian Bay RTD Vodka Smash 5% (Canada) $3.05.
90 Georgian Bay Cranberry Gin Smash RTD 5% (Canada) $.00.
92 Georgian Bay Raspberry Rhubarb Vodka Smash RTD 5% (Canada) $.00.
85 Georgian Bay Strawberry Smashed Soda RTD 5% (Canada) $.00.
85 Georgian Bay Lime Smashed Soda RTD 5% (Canada) $.00.
88 Georgian Bay Mandarin Smashed Soda RTD 5% (Canada) $.00.
BR Georgian Bay Vodka 40% (Canada) $34.00. - Bronze Medal
89 Georgian Bay Gin 40% (Canada) $34.00.
88 Georgian Bay Small Batch Canadian Whisky 40% (Canada) $28.00.

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.