Always in the search for a good potato vodka, I'm pleased to report some successes. Surprising to me was that both are 100% American Idaho Russet Potato vodkas.Teton Glacier Potato Vodka.
It comes with high marks from the Beverage Tasting Institute and it's no big surprise when you try it. It tastes like water, with a little fire when it goes down. It's not like a "fire water" sensation, but a reminder that you just drank vodka and not water. It reminded me a lot of the night we partied with real
Russian vodka. The only downsides (if you can call them that) are that they haven't developed any flavored varieties and it comes in an incredible decanter which makes freezer storage more difficult.Blue Ice Vodka.
This was given to me by my someone special in San Diego, after I complained that after seeing it in SD, I couldn't get it in AZ. This is also a very nice straight drink vodka. I still working on my ability to judge vodka, so I also gauge other people's reaction (especially the non-vodka drinkers). My long time best friend (unfortunately a beer drinker) liked it a lot. My special someone in San Diego has since bought three more bottles - one more for me, one for his dad, and one for him. So it can't be too terrible. This bottle at least can easily be stored in the freezer.
I am glad that at least I can be a vodka snob and it's not crap.
Even though I can
drink tequilla (rum too), I was born and raised with vodka. So now that I have some wonderful options, I need to develop a rating system. I was joking last night that in honor of the country song "Tequilla makes her clothes fall off", I'll develop a ratings system based on the amount of clothes left on. Suggestions?Please note that I drink responsibly, and strongly suggest that you do as well. Even if it's one shot, I don't go get behind my wheel. And I'm making up for four and half years of NOT being able to drink because of the anti-epileptic medications I was taking for pain management.