Chopin Vodka (750ml)
The first sniffings unearth a soft, slightly sour and vegetal aroma; more time adds minor scents of ash and unsmoked cigarette. The bittersweet palate entry taste flashes on cocoa bean and sap; at midpalate toasty, sooty flavors of tobacco leaf, wood smoke, wood resin and vanilla are found. Ends up semisweet, succulent and roughly spirity.
Chopin Vodka, imported from Poland, is crafted from 100% hand-cultivated Stobrawa potatoes. It is four times distilled to create full flavored, smooth and clean vodka. This family owned distillery has operated since 1992, and produces exclusively small batch single-ingredient vodkas. While often compared to many of the other mass market brands production is extremely small when compared to its rivals. This allows for incredibly high standard of quality. Do not miss this incredible potato vodka! From the Beverage Testing Institute: "93 points (exceptional). Subtle aromas of powdered potatoes, toasted Brazil nuts, and vanilla yogurt with a silky, off-dry light-to-medium body and a sweet whipped cream, nougat, and mossy riverstone accented finish. A refreshing, elegant vodka that will be great in artisan cocktails." (11/2011)