GSN Presents: The 2017 Advent Gift Guide – Day 24

With only one day to go until Christmas, there’s not enough time to order gifts.  So, we to suggest some items that we’ve rated highly this year that you can find in your local liquor store (hopefully).  For our last day of the GSN 2017 Advent Gift Guide, we’re focusing on the 18 spirited products that received a GSN Rating of A+ or higher (97-100) during 2017.

    1. C3 Carciofo Artichoke Liqueur
    2. Cannon Beach Distillery Il Keyote Agave Spirit
    3. Frey Ranch Barrel Finished Gin No. 1
    4. Glenmorangie Bacalta
    5. Highland Park Fire Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky
    6. High Wheeler 21 Year Old Single Grain
    7. Kanon Organic Vodka
    8. Kavalan Amontillado Single Cask Whisky
    9. Kavalan Manzanilla Single Cask Whisky
    10. Little Book “The Easy” Whiskey
    11. Marble Distilling Co. Gingercello Reserve
    12. Old Potrero Hotaling’s 11 Year Old Whiskey
    13. Parker’s Heritage Collection 11-Year-Old Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
    14. Purus Organic Vodka
    15. Stranahan’s Sherry Cask Single Malt Whiskey
    16. Union Horse Reunion Barrel Strength Rye Whiskey
    17. Virginia Distillery Co. Port Finished Virginia Highland Malt
    18. Whistlepig Farmstock Rye Whiskey

GSN Review: Purus Organic Vodka

Few vodkas can claim that they are 100% organic. Only one can boast a 97-point rating at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge, the highest in the history of the competition. I would like to introduce you to the best vodka you’ve probably never heard of, Purus Italian Vodka.

Born in the Piedmont region of north-western Italy in the Alps, Purus is composed of 100% organic Italian grain and water from the Italian Alps. Distilled by the Sacchetto family, who has been distilling alcohol in Italy since 1950, this third-generation family owned and operated company distills their vodka five times and filters it through more than 1.7 million square meters of active charcoal.

The end result is a clean and distinctive spirit, representative of the terroir.

Purus Organic Vodka (80 proof)
Visual: Crystal clear.
Nose: Fresh and crisp with a lot of high notes. Slight vanilla and cherry blossom, baker’s chocolate and a touch of salinity.
Taste: Remarkably smooth and soft. A light patina of powdered sugar and slightly crushed peppercorn.  Simplicity in the glass, all the classic elements expected in a world-class vodka are here.
Finish: Medium-long with a clean finish.
Overall: I can only think of a handful of vodkas that have impressed me this much.  Highly recommended!
GSN Rating: A+

For more information go to: Purus Vodka