Distilled by Seattle Distilling Company, Vashon Island, Washington.
Grain: Hard red winter wheat grown in Moses Lake, Washington.
Appearance: Cloudy, but less so than one would expect from an unfiltered vodka, with particularly long legs.
Nose: Malt and then more malt.
Flavor: A full and creamy mouth, with high notes of black pepper and citrus.
Finish: Long, with a slow, peppery burn.
Conclusions: This vodka is no blank canvas. In fact, it’s one of the more distinctive ones I’ve tasted, and its price reflects that.
Cocktail Recommendation: Because it’s characterful to the point of aggressive, I don’t think it’s a sipper. Rather, I think its highest and best use is in any standard vodka cocktail where one wants the vodka to play a featured role and not serve as mere spirited background.