GSN Review: Purity Vodka

There comes a point during the creation of a spirit when the master distiller says, “Enough!”  With Purity vodka, enough means re-distilling their winter wheat and barley mash a total of 34 times.  Usually, such a high number of distillations means that the product becomes devoid of any possible character.  However, Purity uses a proprietary copper pot still, as opposed to the more less demanding column still to allow the character of the grains to shine through, despite the numerous cuts of the “heart” of the spirit.  Over this labor intensive process, 90% of the initial liquid evaporates by the time the vodka reaches the end of its journey. It is then brought down to proof by using a small portion of organic column still spirit, along with a blend of deionised and mineral waters.  If you’re confused by all of this high falutin’ terminology, let me just say that Purity gets it right.

Purity hired master blender Thomas Kuuttanen to spend more than a decade perfecting the final product.  It’s more than paid off, with Purity winning numerous awards over the past few years.  The best part for us?  Despite being an ultra-premium spirit, the price point is below $40 a bottle.  Plus, the bottle itself makes an elegant statement on your back bar.

Purity Vodka (80 proof)
Visual: Pure and clear.
Nose: Clean, refreshing, with interesting hints of orange citrus, rice starch and fresh green vegetation.
Taste: Extremely smooth with a creamy mouthfeel.  Notes of natural sweetness, very little spice, talc-like minerality, marshmallow, rainwater, and grape seeds.
Finish: Smooth, sincere and elegant with a fresh and clean afterglow.
Overall: A beautifully made vodka that leaves your palate with just a hint of sweetness.
GSN Rating: A

For more information go to: Purity Vodka

Bonus Advanced Cocktail Recipe 

 2 oz Earl Grey-infused Purity Vodka
1 oz fresh lemon juice
.75 oz runny honey (3:1 honey: hot water)
Place one teabag of Earl Grey into an iSi Gourmet Whip N2O canister with Purity Vodka. Double charge and let sit for two minutes. Rapidly release the gas and allow to sit until bubbling subsides. Strain out solids. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake until ice cold. Double strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon twist.

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