THE FIVE BIGGEST VODKA MYTHSWritten by lanreePosted on 09 05, 2016
THE FIVE BIGGEST VODKA MYTHS.
Vodka is usually associated with Russia and other Eastern European countries, but research has shown that it is actually America’s favorite spirit. Americans consume more vodka than gin, rum, tequila and cognac combined. But despite its popularity, it’s still pretty misunderstood. Here are the five most common vodka myths, along with the truth.
1. ALL VODKA IS THE SAME.
All vodkas aren’t the same and the way the spirits taste reflect where they were distilled. So vodkas produced in Eastern Europe usually taste more robust than the soft kind produced in Western Europe.
2. MORE DISTILLATIONS = BETTER VODKA.
The number of times vodka is distilled does not necessarily determine the purity and taste of the vodka. Every company’s distillery is different and what constitutes a single distillation also differs. If a vodka is over-distilled, there’s a risk of stripping out all the flavour, aroma and character of the base ingredients, what’s usually left is essentially pure alcohol.
3. VODKA IS MADE FROM POTATOES.
Vodka can be distilled from potatoes- it can also be produced from pretty much anything. (The French Ciroc is grape-based, and there’s even a brand made from milk.) But most vodka is made from corn, wheat or other grains.
4. YOU DON’T NEED TO BUY GOOD VODKA FOR COCKTAILS.
5. PRICE = QUALITY.
Price is not always an accurate indicator of quality , and the best way to find the perfect vodka for you is to taste as many as possible.