Friday, July 27, 2012

44° North Mountain Huckleberry Flavored Vodka

In a bit of a pleasant surprise at the end of work on Thursday, Alice gave me a tasting of 44 North Huckleberry flavored vodka. Now Alice has gluten issues and is quite limited as to what she can drink. So when she received the bottle as a gift and asked if I wanted to have a taste how could I say no. Right? Plus every time I hear the word Huckleberry I'm reminded both of Huckleberry Hound and of Phil Rizzuto calling Bill White a "Huckleberry" during the Yankee broadcasts of my youth. So armed with that particular backstory, here we go.

I poured a small amount in a glass and took a few sniffs. The Vodka was very aromatic and didn't give off any kind medicinal "rubbing alcohol" kind of smells. The reason Alice can drink this Vodka over other ones is that this one is made with Idaho Potatoes.

Here is how the Vokda is described on the 44° North Mountain Huckleberry Flavored Vodka website:

As the first vodka approved to wear the Idaho Potato Commission's official seal, 44° North Mountain Huckleberry Flavored Vodka is the standard in Idaho potato vodkas. It is an ideal spirit for drinking chilled, straight-up, on the rocks, or in an infinite range of signature cocktails.

44º North Mountain Huckleberry Flavored Vodka is distilled from 100% Idaho Potatoes, blended with Rocky Mountain Water from the Snake River Aquifer, and then infused in our proprietary blend of all natural Huckleberries. 70 Proof (35% alcohol)
Upon tasting it warm the Vodka was nice and smooth. It was very tasty and fruitful in a natural non-synthetic kind of way that you find certain flavored Vodkas taste like. I find that this Vodaa would be good either mixed with Soda Water, Ginger-Ale or Lemonade as to not mask it's fruit flavor or having it straight up while being nice and cold.

I'd definitely recommended to those with or without gluten issues.

Here is one of the signature cocktail listed on their website:
Huckleberry Lemonade
4 oz. 44º North Mountain Huckleberry Vodka
6 oz. Lemonade
Combine vodka and lemonade. Serve over ice

Until Then Happy Drinking,
Sisco Vanilla