On the docket: Dutchcraft Vodka Small Batch, Five Times Distilled (Winter Wheat) 40% a.b.v.
Poured into: Wine & Whiskey Country glass
S: Immaculately clear, no particulate. Give it a swirl and it does develop legs.
A: Just the slightest whiff of grain, and I mean slight. Am I missing something? I checked other reviews of this product, and the descriptors are riotously hilarious. Amusing descriptions include: porcelain, rainwater, and even, get this- electrical charge. Really?
T: There’s a definite sweetness present, something I’d best describe as “marshmallow.” For clarification- this is not flavored vodka. In my mind, this type of spirit should be without any true taste, color, or aroma. There is a slight aftertaste that I can’t quite define. The same review citing those crazy aromas provide flavors of under ripe pineapple, mint jelly, and dried strawberries. It makes me wonder if we’re comparing the same product.
F: Very dry finish, and as vodkas go, quite smooth. Slightly creamy. Medium-bodied with a pleasant warming sensation.
O: Excellent choice for value-priced vodka. Skip the Ketel, go for this hidden gem.
Suggested food pairing: caviar, sushi, mozzarella cheese, cured meat