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Stolichnaya

Stolichnaya
Premium Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Latvia
Alcohol: 40%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$19
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Stolichnaya
Premium Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Latvia
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Aromas of sticky rice and hints of lemon verbena with a supple, crisp, bone-dry light body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length lemon pepper and orange zest finish. A rock solid Vodka with soft hints of citrus.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy
Aroma Aroma: sticky rice and hints of lemon verbena
Taste Flavor: lemon pepper and orange zest
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Lemon Drop, Cosmopolitan, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rock solid Unflavored Vodka with soft hints of citrus.

The Importer

Stoli Group USA, LLC

The Importer
135 E. 57th St, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10022
USA
1 212-858-9090

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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.