Robert Brodrecht

Posts and Reviews by Robert Brodrecht

Purus Review

Rating
5/5

Purus, with it’s wavy neck, is easy to spot on the shelf. This certified organic Italian vodka looks fancy, but it’s what’s on the inside that counts. Luckily, Purus delivers. Straight Purus is easy to drink straight. It has a good mouth feel with some slightly sweet tones. The finish is peppery, but doesn’t burn. After siping my way through a shot or two, I don’t feel like drinking a chaser. After a minute or

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Prairie Organic Vodka Review

Rating
5/5

I’ve had Prairie Organic Vodka before but I ended up finishing the bottle before I got around to writing a review. In other words, it’s good vodka. That should be apparent from the care taken crafting the vodka. Starting with organic corn grown by a co-op of farmers in Minnesota, the Prairie distillery creates a small batch vodka that is distilled to taste, unlike other vodkas that only do a fixed number of distillations. That

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Oma’s Cherry Infused Vodka Review

Rating
5/5

There’s nothing I can say about the history of Oma and her incredible cherry-infused vodka that the Oma’s Spirits website and bottle don’t explain. In short, it is the story of Hedy Steinbart, a woman who lived through extraordinary times and created her own legacy. I haven’t found another vodka with a history as cared for as Oma’s. This honest authenticity is why I’m excited to try Oma’s Cherry Infused Vodka. Straight Before you open

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Salute American Vodka Review

Rating
5/5

I’ve crossed paths with a few spirits keeping an eye on charity. It’s always good to know that doing something I’d do anyway benefits a good cause, and for Salute American Vodka, who donates $1 per bottle sold to charities that support American veterans, their focus is especially timely in the summer months as we celebrate and remember those who have served in our armed forces. And, the vodka is one hundred percent American-made, from the ingredients

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Redmont Review

Rating
5/5

The name Redmont might mean something to you in your city. For me, Redmont is the name of a hotel built in 1925 — one of a handful of iconic historical buildings in my home town of Birmingham, Alabama. It’s gone through a few renovations over the years, but it’s still alive and kicking. Now, though, Birmingham has a new Redmont in the form of Redmont Vodka. To my knowledge, Redmont Vodka is the first

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Seattle Distilling Vodka Review

Rating
4/5

Seattle Distilling claims their vodka is unfiltered and full-character; a whisky drinker’s vodka. They absolutely achieved that goal. Mini Review The taste is very opinionated. The flavor is nutty and bitter. It’s not something I’d drink regularly but it’s a good vodka. It’s smooth and easy on the swallow. If you enjoy the lingering flavors, this vodka doesn’t require a chaser. For me, I decided to chase it. Seattle Distilling Vodka mixed very well in

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Oryza Review

Rating
4/5

Oryza is the first vodka I’ve had that is distilled from rice. Normally, I’d insert the normal copy about the Vodka Wars and whether a true vodka can be made from rice, but I’m tired of repeating it as more people are trying to produce neutral spirits from different ingredients under the name “vodka.” Mini Review Oryza tastes a lot like really strong saki. There is no burn and it sits well in the mouth.

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Solid Granite Vodka Review

Rating
5/5

Solid Granite Vodka stakes their claim on New Hampshire spring water and locally sourced corn, fermented in-house and distilled 3 times. Unlike some other vodkas, they make their own grain alcohol in small batches. Small batch vodka is typically very opinionated, and sometimes takes a lot of effort to decode. Solid Granite Vodka was a little easier. Straight Solid Granite Vodka is exceptional. It starts with the nose. I don‘t think I‘ve ever talked about

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Azzurre Review

Rating
5/5

Azzurre vodka is sourced from uncommon ingredients. Azzurre one-ups Ciroc, a grape vodka, by claiming apples, grapes, and sugar cane as the ingredients that make up the vodka. As we discussed some time ago, the constituents of vodka is of great debate. In the mid-2000’s, the European Union was in an uproar over Ciroc. According to the incumbents, vodka is made only from the traditional ingredients of cereals (grains, corn, etc), potatoes, and sugar beet

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Cathead Honeysuckle Review

Rating
5/5

As a Southerner, I remember pulling honeysuckle flowers from the vine, flipping them over, grabbing the little green nub, and pulling out the stamen. The nectar of the flower sticks to the silky filament using the anther as a dredge and provided just a drop to taste (forgive me if my armchair botany is incorrect). My sister and I would break down honeysuckle until our parents told us we had to go home or until

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