High-end expressions demand sipping from a snifter, and younger drinkers enjoy shots of flavored vodkas
Ahead of National Vodka
Day, here are four vodkas
Skyy was one of the first to buck European vodka
creation norms when it invented the quadruple-distilled, triple-filtered process, creating one of the original uniquely American vodkas
," Black says, adding, "What makes American vodka
basically different is, of course, the source grains and water used.
In a country that loves throaty V-8s, barbeque and bone-crunching sports, how did a spirit as delicate and nuanced as vodka
so thoroughly dominate the limelight?
CHERRY ON THE ICING TRUE, Poles like to drink their vodka
neat, but that hasn't prevented a robust tradition of infused vodkas
from flourishing in Poland, Zubrowka being the most famous among them.
The Phillips portfolio includes UV Vodka
, Prairie Vodka
, Revel Stoke Spiced Whisky, Phillips and SourPuss Liqueurs.
Bar will sell its home-made vodka
online as it diversifies into retail with the launch of an online shop.
ILIKE my vodka
in a tall glass with ice, rimmed with lemon juice and topped up with slimline tonic.
Groups of girls love the different facts about the drink and flavored vodkas
while the blokes can't wait to try the strongest strength vodkas
Haasarud also opts for pear-lavender, candied ginger, black truffle and honey-grapefruit vodkas
from Los Angeles' Modern Spirits.
When they first began, they used to flavour the vodkas
in a basement beneath the original bar but they quickly outgrew this method and had to set up their own vodka
factory in Oldham.
And, why are they now willing to pay nearly twice as much for special vodkas
called super or ultra premiums?
With locations primarily operating in large metro markets (six more are planned for this year), True Food buyers look for locally available organic vodkas
to stock first, as well as try to source gluten-free options.
Each year's product is affected differently by the weather, soil conditions and harvest time, creating a set of vodkas
comparable side-by-side like vintages of wine.
Now that appears to be changing: the pace of flavor introductions is slowing, while many producers are focusing on their plain vodkas