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Meili

Meili
Vodka Batch 01

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$24
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Meili
Vodka Batch 01

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of sweet grass, lemongrass and dried sage, lemon pepper and cherry blossoms, and vanilla spearmint with a round, crisp, dry medium body and a tingling, delightful, medium-length finish with nuances of vanilla spearmint, sweet grass, lemon pepper, and sweet ethanol. Maintains a slight Vodka bite, which will be excellent in cocktails and other wise has a sweet green and herbal flavor with light citrus and vanilla; quite pleasing.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: sweet grass, lemongrass and dried sage, lemon pepper and cherry blossoms, and vanilla spearmint
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of vanilla spearmint, sweet grass, lemon pepper, and sweet ethanol
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Bloody Mary, Moscow Mule, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Maintains a slight Vodka bite, which will be excellent in cocktails and other wise has a sweet green and herbal flavor with light citrus and vanilla; quite pleasing.

The Producer

Meili Holding LLC

The Producer

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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.