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Notes: This Vodka is microdistilled in small batches from a locally sourced wheat in Washington State. It is both pot, and then column distilled and fresh mountain water is used to cut to 80 proof.
As this is a wheat vodka, my thoughts were this could go either way- many wheat vodkas seem to me to be harsh and smell like rubbing alcohol (not nearly as charming as a rye). Others can be floral, peppery and full of good smell.This vodka was thankfully one of the latter.
Appearance: Crystal clear, no sediment whatsoever or separation. Medium-to-thick body. On swirling, it leaves a thin uniform clear coat on the inside of the glass, then some legs forming followed by tear drops on the swirl line.
First Impression: Clean alcohol notes, cream soda/vanilla bean notes. Traces of mineral, citrus, floral, a little Szechuan pepper perhaps, wheat grain. A touch of rose seems to come from high quality wheat vodkas like this (not sure why?) – it also picks up apple notes after extended aeration.
Taste: Buttery body to it, almost fatty (and I mean that in a good way – it is not some cheap, thin, spirit). Much more vanilla, smooth, charming and the vanilla starts to dry and linger nicely on the tongue while other floral and light citrus aromatics continue.
Drinks: Actually I like to drink it at room temperature neat.It’s certainly good enought to be able to do that and enjoy it. Plays well with other ingredients, but unlike a lot of vodkas does not disappear. Lends a very nice array of subtle aromas, mouthfeel, and weight to a vodka drink.
Final Thoughts: Not only a truly outstanding wheat vodka, but it costs half the price of it’s competition which is classfied (by their price point ) in the super premium luxury catagory.