Dry Fly Vodka

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Dry Fly Vodka is a 40% ABV vodka from the United States. The vodka is produced by Dry Fly Distilling. The quality is considered to be great. Rated 4 out of 5 based on 2 reviews.

The bottle states the following:

With a fly fisherman’s patience and Eye for detail, we crafted this premium vodka using only local wheat sourced from Eastern Washington farmers. It’s an exacting process, but we think it’s worth the extra effort. We hope you’ll agree. Thank you for choosing drive fly vodka.

Dry Fly Vodka Review

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We first heard of Dry Fly Vodka when it won double gold in the 2009 San Francisco Beverage Tasting Institute competition. It’s obviously taken a while for us to get our hands on, but I happened to find a bottle at Spec’s in Austin, TX.

The Shot

Dry Fly Vodka has a big reputation to live up to, and I think it falls short. The vodka has a terrible ethanol flavor that I can’t get past. It’s like a better version of Trump Vodka, but it’s still not good. There’s not a burn on swallow, but it’s still not sitting right for me, so I reach for a mixer.

The Mixed Drink

I mixed Dry Fly Vodka with orange juice. Given how bad the shot was, I’m shocked that it mixes so well in a screwdriver. It’s easily drinkable and is one of those rare vodkas that actually makes the cocktail better than the sum of its parts.


I tried Dry Fly Vodka with Daniel. He noted that the straight vodka tastes like ethanol smells, which is a weird thing to experience. He agreed, though, that the screwdriver was great and left no trace of the bad aftertaste from the straight vodka.

Dry Fly Vodka isn’t great by itself, but it makes for a really great screwdriver. That said, I small batch vodkas haven’t been our favorite vodkas in the past. If you’re into that sort of thing, Dry Fly Vodka might be just what you were looking for.

Rated 4 out of 5.

Robert Brodrecht

  • Dry Fly Vodka Review By M.

    4 *****

    Personally, this seems like a batch fault. You may want to contact dry fly and tell them. During my own tasting last year, I found it to be a full-bodied, richly flavored vodka with a few mild cocoa-like notes that were quite pleasant. Ironically, not a mixing Vodka at all, better sipped, a bit like Schramm or Karlsson’s (Both potato).

    Ethanol doesn’t have any notes. The smell you find in commercial Vodka is from acetic acid esters. Pure ethanol is odorless, but produces a slight vanilla nose for some people.

    This is from a distiller.



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