Full Review

Ramsbury

Ramsbury
Single Estate Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: United Kingdom
Alcohol: 43%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$38

Ramsbury
Single Estate Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: United Kingdom
Alcohol: 43%
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of lemon zest, lime juice, clean cotton, and butcher’s paper with a velvety, crisp, dry full body and a tingling, appealing, buoyant finish with accents of lime peel, vanilla cream and black pepper on pineapple, dried herbs, and dried apricot. Incredibly clean with light hints of fruit and a pleasing green herb and citrus character lightly dancing upon your tongue.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: lemon zest, lime juice, clean cotton, and butcher's paper
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of lime peel, vanilla cream and black pepper on pineapple, dried herbs, and dried apricot
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Bloody Mary, Moscow Mule, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Incredibly clean with light hints of fruit and a pleasing green herb and citrus character lightly dancing upon your tongue.

The Producer

Ramsbury Brewery and Distillery

The Producer
Stockclose Farm
Aldbourne, Marlborough
Wiltshire, SN8 2NN
United Kingdom
44 -01672 520 647

Their Portfolio

90 Ramsbury Single Estate London Dry Gin 40% (United Kingdom) $39.00.
89 Ramsbury Single Estate Vodka 43% (United Kingdom) $39.00.
89 Ramsbury Single Estate Vodka 43% (United Kingdom) $39.00.
92 Ramsbury Single Estate London Dry Gin 40% (United Kingdom) $39.00.
93 Ramsbury Single Estate Vodka 43% (United Kingdom) $38.00.
92 Ramsbury Single Estate London Dry Gin 40% (United Kingdom) $38.00.
86 Ramsbury Single Estate Raspberry & Wildflower Honey Gin 38% (United Kingdom) $44.00.

Unflavored Vodka

Spirits Glass Shot Clear.jpg
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.