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Method + Standard

Method + Standard
Original Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$19
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Method + Standard
Original Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Spicy aromas of cream and lemon pepper with a silky, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a polished, medium-length hints of pound cake and coconut cream finish. A round and creamy Vodka that will play well in cocktails; try in creamy after-dinner drinks or an espresso martini.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Mild
Aroma Aroma: cream and lemon pepper
Taste Flavor: hints of pound cake and coconut cream
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: White Russian, Black Russian, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A round and creamy Vodka that will play well in cocktails; try in creamy after-dinner drinks or an espresso martini.

The Producer

Piedmont Distillers Inc.

The Producer

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.