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Vodka Review

Woody Creek Potato Vodka Review

Woody Creek Potato Vodka Review

Woody Creek Distillers is a new distillery based in Colorado. After some construction, farming and producing spirits, they opened their 10,000 square foot facility in May. Woody Creek currently has one product on the market — their signature Potato Vodka — and five more are coming: Reserve Stobrawa Potato Vodka,…read more →

Introducing Hophead Vodka

Introducing Hophead Vodka

Anchor Distilling Company has been busy of late. In November, the San Francisco-based outfit introduced a couple of Japanese whiskeys, and just last month, they announced Hophead Vodka. While most vodka comes from grain or potatoes, this latest innovation is distilled entirely from two types of dried hops. So, while…read more →

Belaya Rus Vodka Review

Belaya Rus Vodka Review

Belaya Rus Vodka hails from Belarus, where it was introduced in 1993. It’s comprised of rye (75%) and wheat (25%), and is distilled six times. Before it’s blended with water — which happens to be drawn from 1000-foot deep wells — the water is filtered through Cremia, a black flint…read more →

Vikingfjord Vodka Review

Vikingfjord Vodka Review

One of the latest products to cross our desk is Vikingfjord Vodka. It’s our first hands-on encounter with the Norway-based spirit, which is distilled from potatoes. After distillation, it’s blended with water that comes courtesy of the 5,000 year old Jostedal glacier in Arctic Norway. Glacier water is naturally purified…read more →

Vision Vodka Review

Vision Vodka Review

Vision Vodka hails from Oregon, where it’s crafted with American wheat and mountain spring water before being distilled five times. During its short time on the market, Vision Vodka has won numerous awards, including a gold medal at the 2011 San Francisco World Spirits Competition and a score of 93…read more →

Karlsson’s Gold Vodka Review

Karlsson’s Gold Vodka Review

Karlsson’s Gold Vodka is distilled from virgin new potatoes grown in Sweden’s Cape Bjar. This ‘07 entrant to the U.S. market is made by Bjore Karlsson, who helped create Absolut, one of the world’s most popular and better-produced vodkas. Karlsson’s Gold is an industry rarity, in that it’s the product…read more →

Bak’s Bison Grass Vodka Review

Bak’s Bison Grass Vodka Review

Bak’s Bison Grass Vodka is a brand of Zubrówka (Zoo-Bruhv-Ka), which is Polish vodka made from a particular type of grass that’s popular with bison. For years it was banned in America, as the grass contains trace amounts of toxic chemicals. Since neutralized, it’s now been incorporated into American-ready vodkas…read more →

Death’s Door Vodka Review

Death’s Door Vodka Review

Death’s Door Vodka comes courtesy of Death’s Door Spirits, a craft distiller based in Wisconsin. Bucking the industry standard of producing vodka in a column still, Death’s Door Vodka is distilled in a 90 gallon copper pot still. This is a more labor-intensive process, but it usually results in a…read more →

Cinco Vodka Review

Cinco Vodka Review

Cinco Vodka hails from San Antonio and is billed as “the five star vodka.” It’s actually crafted from amber wheat shipped in from Idaho, but it reclaims its Tex-centricity by using water that’s filtered through the Cordova Creme limestone found beneath San Antonio. In keeping with the cinco theme, the…read more →

Blue Ice Vodka Review

Blue Ice Vodka Review

Blue Ice American Vodka is produced by Idaho-based 21st Century Spirits. It’s distilled from the local bounty – Idaho Russet potatoes – and cut with mountain spring water. Blue Ice Vodka is created in a four column still, which allows the master distiller to remove impurities without stripping away all…read more →

Russian Standard Vodka Review

Russian Standard Vodka Review

Russian Standard Vodka has been produced in St. Petersburg since 1998. It’s distilled from Russian winter wheat and cut with glacial water from a local lake. It’s also the vodka of choice in a Moscow Mule. Russian Standard’s aroma is light and fresh, with traces of wheat bread overshadowing the…read more →

I Spirit Vodka Review

I Spirit Vodka Review

I Spirit Vodka is a new Italian vodka created in partnership between restaurateur Arrigo Cipriani (owner of the famed Harry’s Bar), the enterprising Lapo Elkann of the Fiat family and Friuli distiller Marco Fantinel. Using a traditional recipe from the northeastern region of Italy, I Spirit Vodka is distilled from…read more →