Pickers Original Vodka is Tennessee’s first craft vodka made in a state-of-the-art column still. Their vodka is Gluten-free and made with non-GMO corn. Distilled by Pennington Distilling Company in Nashville, TN, the company was founded by husband and wife team, Jeff and Jenny Pennington and their distillery is located in the heart of their hometown. The Pennington’s have personally crafted Pickers Original Vodka, along with fruit-infused flavors that include Blueberry, Blood Orange, and Pineapple; as well as Pickers Unplugged Vodka Soda in assorted low calorie, zero carbohydrate, and gluten-free flavors, and Pickers Crafted Cocktails in assorted flavors.
GSN’s Thoughts: The flagship vodka has a lightly sweet flavor with a marshmallow profile. Not too much in the way of terroir or minerality, this is a fine mixing vodka. Of the three flavored vodkas, we enjoyed the pineapple and the blood orange. Both have a fruit forward character that make them great for drinking straight up or on the rocks. The blueberry has a slight bitter quality, with the berry character lasting for several minutes. We found ourselves rating it last out of the four. Overall, though, Pickers are decent vodkas when you’re on a budget.
GSN Rating: B
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