Robert Brodrecht

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1.0.1 Ultra Premium Vodka Review

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5/5

The thing about 1.0.1 Ultra Premium Vodka that struck me hardest was a line from the introduction on the back of the bottle. “Being in the worst situation and making the best of it, experiencing failure.” In the tech industry, we have a saying: fail early, fail often. Surviving adversity makes you stronger if you grow from it. Hermoz Parsa inherited the distillery that his father created. He worked hard to create a vodka that

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Score Review

Rating
5/5

Score Vodka bills itself as “gourmet vodka.” That’s not a term used often in the American vodka market. This phrase got me interested. The more I researched the methodology behind Score, the more it became clear: applying a centuries-old technique with modern high-technology to food products is the very heart of gourmet. It’s easy to forget that vodka is a food product, but juxtaposing the centuries-old technique of milk filtering brings more focus to the

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Twenty 2 Peppercorn Review

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5/5

The Northern Main Distilling Company makes an excellent vodka called Twenty 2. We reviewed the straight vodka previously, explaining the care and craft the company puts behind their product. As it turns out, they are also highly committed to infusions. The produce a 150-proof and 160-proof vodka for at-home infusions. Recently, though, they have introduced their own line of infused vodkas they dub Rested Expressions. Twenty 2 Rested Expressions Black Peppercorn Flavored Vodka is a

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Twenty 2 Orange and Lemon Review

Rating
5/5

The Northern Main Distilling Company makes an excellent vodka called Twenty 2. We reviewed the straight vodka previously, explaining the care and craft the company puts behind their product. As it turns out, they are also highly committed to infusions. The produce a 150-proof and 160-proof vodka for at-home infusions. Recently, though, they have introduced their own line of infused vodkas they dub Rested Expressions. Twenty 2 Rested Expressions Lemon and Orange Flavored Vodka is

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Twenty 2 Coffee Bean Review

Rating
5/5

The Northern Main Distilling Company makes an excellent vodka called Twenty 2. We reviewed the straight vodka previously, explaining the care and craft the company puts behind their product. As it turns out, they are also highly committed to infusions. They produce a 150-proof and 160-proof vodka for at-home infusions. Recently, though, they have introduced their own line of infused vodkas they dub Rested Expressions. Twenty 2 Rested Expressions Coffee Bean Flavored Vodka is probably

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Twenty 2 Review

Rating
5/5

Twenty 2 vodka is unassuming. The bottle, while sleek, doesn’t ask for attention. The vodka, however, demands attention. The Northern Main Distilling Company uses an array of 50 gallon pot stills, a process they call True Micro Distillation. This innovative solution allows Twenty 2 to be produced at high volume while maintaining quality. The high-proof distillate is then converted to 80 proof vodka by blending with water that’s been purified by reverse osmosis and freeze

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Success Vodka Review

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5/5

You may not have heard of Success Vodka until now, but it has a pedigree any vodka drinker should be familiar with. The lead distiller, Jeff Thurmon, isn’t new to the game; he first helped develop a little vodka out of Texas called Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Jeff worked with Tito from 1998 – 2001 while Tito’s was first kicking off, right before the vodka bested 71 high-priced vodkas to win the San Francisco World Spirit

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Balls Vodka Review

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5/5

Let’s get it out of the way. Balls is an odd name for a vodka. A name like Balls may put a few people off, but, as it turns out, the folks at Balls are pretty cheeky about it. The front page of the website is emblazoned with, “That’s right, we called it Balls.” With balls enough to call a vodka Balls, then put a pinup girl on the label, I have to have confidence

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Breckenridge Vodka Review

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5/5

VodkaBuzz was launched in Breckenridge, Colorado, on March 10th, 2008. I feel like the site has come full circle, after 7 years, now that I have a bottle of Breckenridge Vodka from Breckenridge Distillery. So, it’s with great hope that I crack open this bottle. Straight Breckenridge Vodka is almost flavorless in the mouth except for a slight sweetness. It feels nice in my mouth, almost silky, and has no burn on the swallow. The

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Anestasia Review

Rating
5/5

Anestasia Vodka is ambitious. Hailing from Bend, OR, Anestasia aims to be the true 100% American-made ultra-premium vodka by trying to source the entire supply chain from the US, and the work to achieve that goal is a compelling story. The vodka was conceived by artist and entrepreneur Yuliya Mamontova. Both Mamontova’s parents have a history of producing vodka in Russia and Ukraine. Anestasia is as much the realization of Mamontova’s heritage as it is

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