Karlsson’s Gold Vodka
Karlson's Gold // Sweden
This vodka is made from a variety of "virgin new potatoes" from Cape Bjäre, Sweden--potatoes picked early in the season when the skin has just started to form. These varieties include solist, gammel svensk röd, princess, sankta thora, hamlet, marine and celine. Each varietal is distilled once through a copper-lined continuous still. The separate distillates are then blended together without charcoal-filtering.
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.
"Simple but sturdy vodka. Right away a big stench of paint thinner but that dwindles down quite a bit. Mineral oil is present on both the nose and palate. The texture is warm and oily. There’s a small dose of artificial vanilla but the finish clears up and finishes clean. Enjoy with a big ice cube."