Full Review

elit

elit
Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Latvia
Alcohol: 40%
Gluten-Free
97 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
$49
2021 Best Vodka

elit
Vodka

Category: Unflavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Latvia
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Clean aromas and flavors of ice, lemon zest in cream, hints of rice milk, and Cream of Wheat with a velvety, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, medium-length finish with notes of elegant white pepper and acacia. A smooth, clean Vodka that exudes luxury.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Mild
Aroma Aroma: ice, lemon zest in cream, hints of rice milk, and cream of wheat
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of hints of elegant white pepper and acacia
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Vodka Martini, Vesper, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A smooth, clean vodka that exudes luxury.

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

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.