Cardinal Spirits Vodka
Cardinal Spirits // Indiana, USA
This Midwestern spirit is crafted from 100% white wine grapes in Bloomington Indiana. Distilled to 190.5 proof, the goal is to maintain some of the grapes’ inherent flavor. Charcoal-filtration is employed to remove any unwanted flavors.
Unflavored VodkaDistilled from any agricultural product, most commonly grains or potatoes. Typically distilled to 95% ABV. Water is added to bring the spirit down to as low as 37.5% ABV in the EU and 40% ABV in the US. It is usually filtered, often with charcoal, prior to bottling. It is almost always clear and unaged.
"For a vodka this spirit carries a fairly pungent, albeit pleasant, nose with tones of beurre blanc, fresh apricot, and marzipan. The palate has impressive body and echoes the rich and sweet flavors found on the nose. The finish turns on the spice and shows a bit of earthiness which is a balancing foil to the vodka’s more indulgent flavors. Quite lovely on it’s own, but would add an indulgent weight to many cocktails."