Vodka - Medoyeff
House Spirits, Portland Oregon
PROOF: 80 (40%)
AGE: Not Applicable
TYPE: American, Grain
PRICE: $28.00 - 750 ML
Appearance: Crystal clear, no sediment whatsoever. On swirling, it leaves a thin clear coat on the inside of the glass with droplets forming. A crystal clear limpid pool in the glass.
First Impression: A slightly sweet smell to it, slight alkaline. Nice grain smell No smell of esters or oils- this is clean stuff.
Taste: Sweet and slightly oily on the tongue, thick body, with a crisp, mild bite to it. A slight warming of alcohol as it goes down the throat, not the burn like you get from a lot of other vodkas- wonderful stuff. It has a lingering warmth and tingle to the lips. Chilling brings out the sweetness and body even more.
Drinks: The Martini was marvelous. A slowly stirred 3 or 4 to 1 ratio of Medoyeff to vermouth with a 1-2 dashes of a good bitters and lemon zest yields a wonderfully viscous yet piquant martini- a subtle yet wonderful thing. The other vodka drinks were also much improved by the body and texture of this vodka.
NOTE: Use Noilly Prat and keep the vermouth refrigerated after opening for the best taste.
Final Thoughts: An good value for the money - cheaper than many of the other vodkas out there and better tasting!
Bottle: Simple frosted glass bottle with a large red "M" topped with a red star silscreened onto the bottlle with white lettering for everything else. Simple and nicely done in a minamalist sort of way (the only thing these guys do in a minimalist way)
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