Related Links
 
Domestic Vodka 2012
stumbleupon
delicious
digg
facebook

Best Domestic Vodka - 2012

The Great Domestic Vodka Tasting of 2012

 

The Tasting:
The Fifty Best held a “blind” tasting of 20 small batch handcrafted American vodkas with 18 pre-qualified judges. Strict tasting rules were applied. The order of service was established beforehand by lottery. Each of the vodkas were poured into fresh glasses from new sealed bottles, and served at slightly above room temperature. Only ice water and neutral unflavored crackers, unsalted nuts and bar snacks were available to cleanse the palate. The judges tasted through two flights of 7 vodkas and one flight of 6 vodkas.

The judges wrote down their impressions of each product on score sheets. The scoring was done on a 5-point system, with 5 as the best. Double-Gold, Gold and Silver medals are awarded based on a set range of final point scores received from the judges.

The tasting notes are summaries of the judges’ opinions. The States of origin are given, with a few tidbits added for each brand.

 

Here are the final results:



Peace Vodka



DOUBLE-GOLD MEDAL WINNERS:

1.  Peace
(New York)
Locally grown whole wheat, pure Catskill Mountain water

Nose:Hint of chocolate, cola, vanilla ice cream, pastry dough, creamy, rye, peppery. Palate: Vanilla, butterscotch, cream, caramel, herbal, grassy, almond oil, nutty, pepper, nicely layered, very smooth, enjoyable. Finish: Buttery, vanilla, clean, fresh, pleasant, perfect.


Double Gold Medal
Double Gold medal



2.  Downslope Cane
(Colorado)
Juice of Maui sugar cane, gluten free

Nose: Lemon-lime, light berry, honeydew, banana, vanilla, floral, herbal, coffee bean, lively. Palate: Minty, spearmint, almond, vanilla, fruity, herbal, faint cocoa, mild zest, dances on the palate. Finish: White pepper, cocoa, wonderfully soft, creamy, smooth, gentle, delightful.

Double Gold Medal
Double Gold medal



Downslope Cane Vodka



Krā-zē Vodka



3.   Krā-zē
(New York)

Nose: Berry, slightly grassy, crisp, mineral. Palate: Grainy, creamy, mandarin orange, grassy, almond oil, cashews, anise, cocoa, zesty, round. Finish: Peppery, clean, fresh, touch of sweetness.

Double Gold Medal
Double Gold medal



4. LiV
(New York)
Potato-based, gluten free

Nose: Nutty, caramel, light vanilla, sweet, jasmine, honeysuckle. Palate: Caramel, vanilla, banana, dusty, nutty, herbal elements, floral, mint, anise, black pepper, spicy, smoky, balanced, enjoyable. Finish: Coffee, black pepper, pink peppercorn, spicy, tart, creamy, silky, great.


Double-Gold Medal
Double-Gold medal



LiV Vodka



Cold River Vodka



5. Cold River
(Maine)
100% Maine potatoes, water sourced from the Cold River Aquifer

Nose: Pear, apples, cinnamon, rose water. Palate: Sweet, vanilla, cream, bread, almond, grassy, herbal, black pepper. Finish: Creamy, peppery, zesty, gentle, smooth.


Double-Gold Medal
Double-Gold medal



GOLD MEDAL WINNERS:

High West
(Utah)
Oat-based, snowmelt naturally filtered in deep rock aquifers

Nose: Vanilla, light coconut, grape, fruity, spicy, earthy. Palate: Butterscotch, caramel, molasses, coconut, banana, creamy, anise, almond, nutty, peppery, fruity, minty, silky. Finish: Coconut, powdered sugar, creamy, rich.


Gold Medal
Gold medal



High West Vodka



Most Wanted Vodka



Most Wanted
(Kansas)
Grain-based, slow-filtration

Nose: Touch of lemon, potato, light, gentle. Palate: Grainy, light herbal, floral tones, mild dough, creamy, light vanilla, black pepper, dry, very smooth. Finish: Mineral, pastry dough, white pepper, cinnamon, corriander, touch of pepper, mellow.

Gold Medal
Gold medal



Revolution
(Idaho)
Grain-based, Rocky Mountain water

Nose: Herbal, grassy, mineral. Palate: Herbal, grassy, vanilla cream, brittle, floral, woodsy, silky. Finish: Toffee, herbal, woodsy, silky, clean, mellow.

Gold Medal
Gold medal



Revolution Vodka



Plantation Vodka



Plantation
(Georgia)
Blend of Southern grain and corn based, aquifer water naturally filtered through limestone

Nose: Honey, herbal, citrus, burnt sugar, mineral, leather. Palate: Nuts, ginger, orange, citron, bread, grainy, grassy. Finish: Potato, lively, zesty, spicy, complex, smooth, very nice.

Gold Medal
Gold medal



Mako
(Florida)
Hand-selected distiller’s grains (midwestern corn, barley), natural iron-free limestone spring water, 5 times distilled

Nose: Berry, tropical, cola, light lime, grain. Palate: Vanilla, caramel, cream, silky, herbal, mint, light pepper, peppery, mineral, layered, mellow. Finish: Caramel, lightly spicy, zesty, mint, smooth, clean.

Gold Medal
Gold medal



Mako Vodka



Valentine Vodka



Valentine
(Michigan)
Blend of barley, red Michigan wheat, and corn

Nose: Citrus, grain, dusty, subtle. Palate: Dusty, mineral, wet stone, melon, lemony, grassy, botanicals, grain, rye, creamy, light caramel, cocoa. Finish: Nutty, powdered sugar, anise, dry, crisp, creamy, rich, full-bodied.

Gold Medal
Gold medal



Zodiac
(Idaho)
Potato-based, gluten free, pure Rocky Mountain spring water

Nose: Light grain, some spice, complex, clean. Palate: Almond, nutty, rye, slightly peppery, herbal, grassy, floral, mineral, complex, very smooth. Finish: Almond, clean, intense floral, soft, silky, balanced.

Gold Medal
Gold medal



Zodiac Vodka



1876 Vodka



1876
(Texas)
Sweet midwest corn, purified water

Nose: Nutty, peppery, grassy, floral, clean, fresh. Palate: Buttery, vanilla, peppercorn, black pepper, mineral, tangy, soft, silky, mild, mellow, smooth, balanced. Finish: Creamy, floral, fresh.

Gold Medal
Gold medal



Goat
(Colorado)
Grain-based (including corn), three distillations and two charcoal filtrations

Nose: Subtle, spearmint. Palate: Powdered sugar, grainy, dusty, mineral, lemon peel, almond, minty, zesty, smooth, clean, fresh, light. Finish: Creamy, nutty, soft, clean, fresh.

Gold Medal
Gold medal



Goat Vodka



Clear 10 Vodka




Clear 10
(Kansas)
Local grains and naturally-filtered water, slow-filtered 10 times

Nose: Almond oil, subtle, delicate, neutral. Palate: Vanilla, cola, almond oil, touch of butter, grainy, stone, silky, rich, delicate, clean, smooth, balanced, refined. Finish: Floral, mint, soft, zesty.

Gold Medal
Gold medal



Cold Steel
(Oregon)
100% American winter wheat grain, natural spring water, filtered through a virgin coconut husk

Nose: Summer cotton field, mineral. Palate: Vanilla, almond oil, grain, dough, bread, herbal, earthy, soft, dry. Finish: Soft, clean, smooth.

Gold Medal
Gold medal



Cold Steel Vodka



Mastermind Vodka




Mastermind
(Illinois)
Local select Midwestern grain (corn & wheat)

Nose: Herbal, faint lemon, grainy, peppery. Palate: Layers of cream, buttery, vanilla, grassy, minty, delicate. Finish: Spice, very nice, elegant.

Gold Medal
Gold medal



Blue Flame
(Washington)

Nose: Peppery, floral, woody, mezcal elements. Palate: Rich layers of stone fruit, fig, walnut, almond oil, anise, creamy, mezcal, pepper, woody, complex. Finish: Butterscotch, forceful herbal elements, smooth, bold.

Gold Medal
Gold medal



Blue Flame Vodka



Veracity Vodka label



SILVER MEDAL WINNERS:

Veracity
(Oregon)
Organic corn-based, well water, cold filtered 10 times

Nose: Lime, citrus, kiwi, herbal, zesty. Palate: Rye, grain, herbal, grassy, minty, spicy, peppery, wet stone, cedar, cigar box, intense. Finish: Cocoa, sweet, black pepper, spicy, floral, nice, clean, crisp, mineral.

Silver Medal
Silver medal



Southern
(Georgia)
Corn-based, slow carbon filtration

Nose: Bread, herbal, anise, minty, cedar. Palate: Fruity, creamy, vanilla, sweet, almond, nuts, rye, grain, white pepper, wasabi, mint, mineral, woodsy. Finish: Gentle, herbal, mineral, bold, full-bodied.

Silver Medal
Silver medal



Southern Vodka

 

 

 

Disclaimer: This section of the website is intended for visitors 21 years of age and older.
If you are not of legal drinking age, please exit by clicking here.


Please drink responsibly!

Comments or questions welcome, please e-mail to: editor@thefiftybest.com

 

 

Comments and Suggestions:

 
Fri. December 15, 2017 4:23 AM - by: anjilo smith
Quicken Tech Support Phone Number Quicken Support Number Quicken Support Phone Number Quicken Tech Support Number Quicken Tech Support Phone Number Quicken Technical Support Number Quicken Technical Support Phone Number Quicken Customer Support Number Quicken Customer Support Phone Number Quicken Customer Service Number Quicken Customer Service Phone Number Quicken Deluxe Support Number Quicken Deluxe Support Phone Number Quicken Deluxe Tech Support Number Quicken Deluxe Tech Support Phone Number Quicken Deluxe Technical Support Number Quicken Deluxe Technical Support Phone Number Quicken Premier Support Number Quicken Premier Support Phone Number Quicken Premier Tech Support Number Quicken Premier Tech Support Phone Number Quicken Premier Technical Support Number Quicken Premier Technical Support Phone Number Quicken Home & Business Support Number Quicken Home & Business Support Phone Number Quicken Home & Business Tech Support Number Quicken Home & Business Tech Support Phone Number Quicken Home & Business Technical Support Number Quicken Home & Business Technical Support Phone Number Quicken Rental & Property Support Number Quicken Rental & Property Support Phone Number Quicken Rental & Property Tech Support Number Quicken Rental & Property Tech Support Phone Number Quicken Rental & Property Technical Support Number Quicken Rental & Property Technical Support Phone Number Quicken Starter Edition Support Number Quicken Starter Edition Phone Number Quicken Starter Edition Tech Support Number Quicken Starter Editionr Tech Support Phone Number Quicken Starter Edition Technical Support Number Quicken Starter Edition Technical Support Phone Number
 
 
Fri. December 15, 2017 4:19 AM - by: anjilo smith
Quickbooks Support Phone Number Quickbooks Support Number Quickbooks Support Phone Number Quickbooks Tech Support Number Quickbooks Tech Support Phone Number Quickbooks Technical Support Number Quickbooks Technical Support Phone Number Quickbooks Customer Support Number Quickbooks Customer Support Phone Number Quickbooks Customer Service Number Quickbooks Customer Service Phone Number Quickbooks Pro Support Number Quickbooks Pro Support Phone Number Quickbooks Pro Tech Support Number Quickbooks Pro Tech Support Phone Number Quickbooks Pro Technical Support Number Quickbooks Pro Technical Support Phone Number Quickbooks Pro Customer Support Number Quickbooks Pro Customer Support Phone Number Quickbooks Pro Customer Service Number Quickbooks Pro Customer Service Phone Number Quickbooks Payroll Support Number Quickbooks Payroll Support Phone Number Quickbooks Payroll Tech Support Number Quickbooks Payroll Tech Support Phone Number Quickbooks Payroll Technical Support Number Quickbooks Payroll Technical Support Phone Number Quickbooks Payroll Customer Support Number Quickbooks Payroll Customer Support Phone Number Quickbooks Payroll Customer Service Number Quickbooks Payroll Customer Service Phone Number Quickbooks Premier Support Number Quickbooks Premier Support Phone Number Quickbooks Premier Tech Support Number Quickbooks Premier Tech Support Phone Number Quickbooks Premier Technical Support Number Quickbooks Premier Technical Support Phone Number Quickbooks Premier Customer Support Number Quickbooks Premier Customer Support Phone Number Quickbooks Premier Customer Service Number Quickbooks Premier Customer Service Phone Number Quickbooks Enterprise Support Number Quickbooks Enterprise Support Phone Number Quickbooks Enterprise Tech Support Number Quickbooks Enterprise Tech Support Phone Number Quickbooks Enterprise Technical Support Number Quickbooks Enterprise Technical Support Phone Number Quickbooks Enterprise Customer Support Number Quickbooks Enterprise Customer Support Phone Number Quickbooks Enterprise Customer Service Number Quickbooks Enterprise Customer Service Phone Number Quickbooks Error Support Number Quickbooks Error Support Phone Number Quickbooks Error Tech Support Number Quickbooks Error Tech Support Phone Number Quickbooks Error Technical Support Number Quickbooks Error Technical Support Phone Number Quickbooks Error Customer Support Number Quickbooks Error Customer Support Phone Number Quickbooks Error Customer Service Number Quickbooks Error Customer Service Phone Number
 
 
Fri. December 15, 2017 4:16 AM - by: anjilo smith
Sage Tech Support Phone Number Sage Support Number Sage Support Phone Number Sage Tech Support Number Sage Tech Support Phone Number Sage Technical Support Number Sage Technical Support Phone Number Sage Customer Support Number Sage Customer Support Phone Number Sage Customer Service Number Sage Customer Service Phone Number Sage Peachtree Support Number Sage Peachtree Support Phone Number Sage Peachtree Tech Support Number Sage Peachtree Tech Support Phone Number Sage Peachtree Technical Support Number Sage Peachtree Technical Support Phone Number Sage Peachtree Customer Support Number Sage Peachtree Customer Support Phone Number Sage Peachtree Customer Service Number Sage Peachtree Customer Service Phone Number Sage 50 Support Number Sage 50 Support Phone Number Sage 50 Tech Support Number Sage 50 Tech Support Phone Number Sage 50 Technical Support Number Sage 50 Technical Support Phone Number Sage 50 Customer Support Number Sage 50 Customer Support Phone Number Sage 50 Customer Service Number Sage 50 Customer Service Phone Number Sage Premier Support Number Sage Premier Support Phone Number Sage Premier Tech Support Number Sage Premier Tech Support Phone Number Sage Premier Technical Support Number Sage Premier Technical Support Phone Number Sage Premier Customer Support Number Sage Premier Customer Support Phone Number Sage Premier Customer Service Number Sage Premier Customer Service Phone Number
 
 
Fri. December 15, 2017 4:09 AM - by: anjilo smith
Quickbooks Tech Support Phone Number Quickbooks Support Number Quickbooks Support Phone Number Quickbooks Tech Support Number Quickbooks Tech Support Phone Number Quickbooks Technical Support Number Quickbooks Technical Support Phone Number Quickbooks Customer Support Number Quickbooks Customer Support Phone Number Quickbooks Customer Service Number Quickbooks Customer Service Phone Number Quickbooks Pro Support Number Quickbooks Pro Support Phone Number Quickbooks Pro Tech Support Number Quickbooks Pro Tech Support Phone Number Quickbooks Pro Technical Support Number Quickbooks Pro Technical Support Phone Number Quickbooks Pro Customer Support Number Quickbooks Pro Customer Support Phone Number Quickbooks Pro Customer Service Number Quickbooks Pro Customer Service Phone Number Quickbooks Payroll Support Number Quickbooks Payroll Support Phone Number Quickbooks Payroll Tech Support Number Quickbooks Payroll Tech Support Phone Number Quickbooks Payroll Technical Support Number Quickbooks Payroll Technical Support Phone Number Quickbooks Payroll Customer Support Number Quickbooks Payroll Customer Support Phone Number Quickbooks Payroll Customer Service Number Quickbooks Payroll Customer Service Phone Number Quickbooks Premier Support Number Quickbooks Premier Support Phone Number Quickbooks Premier Tech Support Number Quickbooks Premier Tech Support Phone Number Quickbooks Premier Technical Support Number Quickbooks Premier Technical Support Phone Number Quickbooks Premier Customer Support Number Quickbooks Premier Customer Support Phone Number Quickbooks Premier Customer Service Number Quickbooks Premier Customer Service Phone Number Quickbooks Enterprise Support Number Quickbooks Enterprise Support Phone Number Quickbooks Enterprise Tech Support Number Quickbooks Enterprise Tech Support Phone Number Quickbooks Enterprise Technical Support Number Quickbooks Enterprise Technical Support Phone Number Quickbooks Enterprise Customer Support Number Quickbooks Enterprise Customer Support Phone Number Quickbooks Enterprise Customer Service Number Quickbooks Enterprise Customer Service Phone Number Quickbooks Error Support Number Quickbooks Error Support Phone Number Quickbooks Error Tech Support Number Quickbooks Error Tech Support Phone Number Quickbooks Error Technical Support Number Quickbooks Error Technical Support Phone Number Quickbooks Error Customer Support Number Quickbooks Error Customer Support Phone Number Quickbooks Error Customer Service Number Quickbooks Error Customer Service Phone Number
 
 
Fri. December 15, 2017 1:17 AM - by: Best Services
Sage Support Number Sage Help Sage Support Sage Support Number Sage Support Phone Number Sage Tech Support Number Sage Tech Support Phone Number Sage Technical Support Number Sage Technical Support Phone Number Sage Help Desk Phone Number Sage Customer Support Number Sage Customer Support Phone Number Sage Customer Service Number Sage Customer Service Phone Number
 
 
Fri. December 15, 2017 1:04 AM - by: Best Services
Quicken Support Number Quicken Help Quicken Support Quicken Support Number Quicken Support Phone Number Quicken Tech Support Number Quicken Tech Support Phone Number Quicken Technical Support Number Quicken Technical Support Phone Number Quicken Help Desk Phone Number Quicken Customer Support Number Quicken Customer Support Phone Number Quicken Customer Service Number Quicken Customer Service Phone Number
 
 
Fri. December 15, 2017 12:57 AM - by: Anjilo smith
Sage Technical Support Phone Number Sage Help Sage Support Sage Support Number Sage Support Phone Number Sage Tech Support Number Sage Tech Support Phone Number Sage Technical Support Number Sage Technical Support Phone Number Sage Customer Support Number Sage Customer Support Phone Number Sage Customer Service Number Sage Customer Service Phone Number
 
 
Fri. December 15, 2017 12:52 AM - by: Best Services
Quickbooks Support Number Quickbooks Help Quickbooks Support Quickbooks Support Number Quickbooks Support Phone Number Quickbooks Tech Support Number Quickbooks Tech Support Phone Number Quickbooks Technical Support Number Quickbooks Technical Support Phone Number Quickbooks Help Desk Phone Number Quickbooks Customer Support Number Quickbooks Customer Support Phone Number Quickbooks Customer Service Number Quickbooks Customer Service Phone Number
 
 
Fri. December 15, 2017 12:46 AM - by: Anjilo smith
Quicken Technical Support Phone Number Quicken Help Quicken Support Quicken Support Number Quicken Support Phone Number Quicken Tech Support Number Quicken Tech Support Phone Number Quicken Technical Support Number Quicken Technical Support Phone Number Quicken Customer Support Number Quicken Customer Service Number Quicken Customer Service Phone Number
 
 
Fri. December 15, 2017 12:39 AM - by: Anjilo smith
Quickbooks Technical Support Phone Number Quickbooks Help Quickbooks Support Quickbooks Support Number Quickbooks Support Phone Number Quickbooks Tech Support Number Quickbooks Tech Support Phone Number Quickbooks Technical Support Number Quickbooks Technical Support Phone Number Quickbooks Customer Support Number Quickbooks Customer Support Phone Number Quickbooks Customer Service Number Quickbooks Customer Service Phone Number
 
 
Fri. October 6, 2017 12:21 AM - by: game online
Mineweeper is very popular online game, it is very exiting quite game, i have create a new score and win more free game, and offers, this is based on mines and number, click this web site minesweeper online free and win more lots game, minesweeper is help to develop mined, i think you played game and enjoy.
 
 
Wed. June 12, 2013 8:48 PM - by: matt
Tahoe Blue Vodka actually beat American Harvest at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge, taking 1st place in the competition. American Harvest in that case is actually categorized as unflavored.
 
 
Thu. May 2, 2013 11:41 AM - by: James
American Harvest Vodka is not an unflavored vodka. It has sugar infused in the final stage. It would belong in the flavored vodka category.
 
 
Wed. March 27, 2013 7:15 AM - by: Clark Kent
American Harvest Vodka has been introduced into the Illinois marketplace. American Harvest is from the same company who made Grey Goose and from the same master distiller. After tasting it at a friends house I feel it is the best vodka I have ever tried. Why have you not listed this great vodka on your list?
 
 
Thu. October 18, 2012 3:18 AM - by: Ashok Thakur
i like collect the infomation about the vodka
 
 


Add a comment or suggestion to this list.
*The following fields are required and must be filled in.
*Name:
*Subject:
*URL:
*email:
Email (for verification purposes only, will not be displayed):
Name:
Comment:

 
Sign up for a free account, or sign in if you are already a member.


Fifty Best > Spirits Archive > Domestic Vodka 2012
© TheFiftyBest.com        home   |  Advertise   |  Privacy   |  Awards   |  Legal   |  About   |  Logos   |  Sign-Up   |  Contact       HappyViper