Vodka can be distilled from pretty much anything that can be fermented to make alcohol, but its mostly produced from potatoes, sugar beet molasses and
Whether vodka is to be distilled from grain, potatoes, sugar beet, grapes or even rice, the first step is to produce alcohol using yeast. The process of
Ethanol alcohol distilled to more than 95% purity is commonly called neutral spirit. The term used in this context refers to the spirits' lack the flavour.
Purifying or 'rectification' columns remove any remaining off notes or odours from an alcoholic spirit. It is common practice in vodka production for a
Pot stills are credited with having a discernible rounding effect and adding character, so it is no coincidence that many 'boutique' vodkas such as Ketel
Water forms some 70% of the contents of a bottle of vodka so is crucial to both its taste and mouthfeel.
It has long been common practice to add small amounts honey to vodka to increase the vodka's viscosity or mouthfeel and take the edge off the spirit. Many
Anyone who uses a Brita Filter to make their tap water more palatable will recognise the benefits of activated carbon filtration. Activated carbon filters
Quality starts with the raw materials. Remember the saying? You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.
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