As we get older, our palate adapts to new, more refined flavors. This couldn’t be more true in regards to alcohol. To each his own, but many of us appreciate more refined flavors and less sugar-masked ones. Take vodka, for example — the spirit does not have the best rep, but it’s so versatile (it lacks the depth of character that something like whiskey does, that’s for sure). At a young age, this may have been modified by purchasing flavored vodka — which, though strong alcoholic taste be more masked, it certainly does not mask a nasty hangover. But let’s put that behind us, once and for all — because now, industry players are becoming more refined in the actual production of vodka, leading to more natural flavors produced by the distillation and filtering processes.
Chopin, for example, has introduced a Single Series of four single-ingredient vodkas, which includes (one time) filtered harvested potatoes. According to the WSJ, these vodkas have a dark chocolate taste to them. Read More