Smooth, fresh, and clean describes this vodka just right. Bought it for martinis and vodka tonic with lime. Never made a martini.It made such a refreshing vodka tonic. It was also a great sipper. If you're on the fence, jump off. It won't disappoint.
Somewhat of a newcomer, Reyka shows a lot of promise. They use a unique distilling and filtering process to make a truly unique spirit. It's completely different from any other vodka i've had before.
Here's a drink for you to try on a hot day:
1 shot of Reyka
8 oz pineapple juice
Splash grenadine at the bottom of a glass, top with crushed ice.
Shake the vodka and juice, and strain into the glass.
I didn't know vodka could be this smooth. I've heard that vodka was supposed to be tasteless and didn't really understand what that meant until I tried this one. It might not be the best out there but I feel like I can use this as a standard to which I hold other vodkas.
Nose has alcohol with a distinct hint of vanilla behind it.
Flavors are lightly sweet at first, with citrus and peppery notes coming in after. The finish is dry and clean with a hit of lemon peel. Smooth, oily mouth-feel, though not as thick as a potato-based vodka.
Ketel One is honestly a little pricey for my typical vodka choice, as I don't typically drink vodka straight (I happened to catch a sale this time.) However, of all the premium vodkas I've tried it probably comes closest to justifying the extra expense- it's clean without being 'flavorless'. It's my go-to vodka when I'm ordering a vodka martini while out, as that's one cocktail where I think a quality vodka really matters.