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Vulcanica

Vulcanica
Sicilian Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 40%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$39

Vulcanica
Sicilian Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 40%
Hazy clear color. Aromas and flavors of cream cheese frosting, hops, and petrol with a supple, soft, dry thin body and a smooth, short finish. A funky vodka for mixing.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Funky
Aroma Aroma: cream cheese frosting, hops, and petrol
Taste Flavor: cream cheese frosting, hops, and petrol
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Long Island Iced Tea, Slow Comfortable Screw Against the Wall, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A funky vodka for mixing.

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85 Vulcanica Sicilian Vodka 40% (Italy) $39.00.

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.