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Satellite Spirits

Satellite Spirits
South Fork Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$22
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Satellite Spirits
South Fork Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of crystal, cream of wheat, and subtle hints of fig with a silky, vibrant, dry light-to-medium body and a sleek, medium-long finish with notes of subtle hints of roasted nuts. Since when can something so neutral be so, so stylish? Highly recommended for the vodka enthusiast for sipping neat, on the rocks and in fine cocktails.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich
Aroma Aroma: crystal, cream of wheat, and subtle hints of fig
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of subtle hints of roasted nuts
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Vodka Martini, Cosmopolitan, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Since when can something so neutral be so, so stylish? Highly recommended for the vodka enthusiast for sipping neat, on the rocks and in fine cocktails.

The Producer

Satellite Spirits

The Producer
Grass Valley, CA
USA

Their Portfolio

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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.