Vodka 2018-08-21T01:29:55+00:00

Vodka is a clear, unaged spirit that is often considered to be completely neutral – without distinct characteristics, flavor, color, or aroma. Source ingredients can range from grains such as rye and wheat, to potatoes, grapes, and sugarcane. Vodka is distilled to 190 proof or higher, before being reduced to a bottling strength of around 80 proof or 40% abv (alcohol by volume). Vodka is often processed after distillation with charcoal filtering. This high proof distillation and subsequent filtration gives vodka its neutral flavor characteristic. Origin: The origin of vodka is difficult to pinpoint, but it is often associated with Poland or Russia since at least the 12th century.

SPIRIT STYLES

VODKA

Vodka may be distilled from any starch- or sugar-rich plant matter; most vodka today is produced from grains such as sorghum, corn, rye or wheat. … In some Central European countries, such as Poland, some vodka is produced by just fermenting a solution of crystal sugar and yeast.

FLAVORED VODKA

Vodka infused with a flavor such as fruit, spices, or sugars. Flavored vodka must use natural flavoring materials, with or without the addition of sugar.