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Re: [new_distillers] Vodka truth wanted

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  • Carter Cathey
    And, if it is two kernals of organic corn, then you have organic vodka. ... From: Bradley Grace To:
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      And, if it is two kernals of organic corn, then you have organic vodka.


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      From: "Bradley Grace" <jbradgrace@...>
      To: <new_distillers@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, September 01, 2004 5:29 PM
      Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Vodka truth wanted


      > I don't know where you are, but depending on the labeling laws, there
      might only need to be 2 kernels of corn in the whole mash to advertise that,
      I'm sure the company's use whatever is cheapest for the majority of the base
      sugar content.
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      > OK, so I've made Vodka with a few sugar washes and have considered
      > trying with grain -most likely corn.
      >
      > I realize authorities define vodka as odorless, colorless and
      > flavorless, but I see all kinds of vodkas made from corn, wheat,
      > potatoes, etc.... I realize they probably use materials that are
      > local and cheap BUT they all claim to "taste" better than the others.
      > There are even competitions where certain vodkas are proclaimed the
      > best tasting! One I'm thinking of is Tito's- they won some award in
      > 2001 and articles I've seen quote the owner as saying his vodka made
      > from corn is superior in taste. Now, I've tasted Titos and found it
      > very similar to my sugar based vodka but found both superior to
      > Absolut. Tito's was good but I'll be damned if I could taste any
      > corn! So, does the source material really make a difference or does
      > it have more to do with the distilling and filtering?
      > Any dialog on this would be greatly appreciated!
      >
      > peter
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