Full Review

Tom’s Town

Tom’s Town
Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$27

Tom’s Town
Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of vanilla frosting, brown sugar and powdered sugar, citrus fruit in skyr yogurt, and dried flowers with a round, vibrant, dry medium body and a tingling, intriguing, medium-length finish imparting nuances of vanilla nougat, citrus peel, enriched dough, and black pepper and oatmeal cookies. A touch funky and earthy but in a very pleasant way that will add depth and umami to your cocktail.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: vanilla frosting, brown sugar and powdered sugar, citrus fruit in skyr yogurt, and dried flowers
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of vanilla nougat, citrus peel, enriched dough, and black pepper and oatmeal cookies
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Bloody Mary, Moscow Mule, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A touch funky and earthy but in a very pleasant way that will add depth and umami to your cocktail.

The Producer

Tom’s Town Distilling Co.

The Producer
1701 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
USA
1 816-541-2400

Their Portfolio

85 Tom’s Town Elderflower Lime Gin Gimlet 5% (USA) $.00.
94 Tom’s Town Vodka 40% (USA) $27.00.
88 Tom’s Town Gin 45% (USA) $32.00.
91 Tom’s Town Botanical Gin 45% (USA) $35.00.

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.