Grand Traverse Distillery True North Wheat Vodka

The Data

Category   Vodka/Aquavit

Sub-Category   Vodka

Origin   Grand Traverse, MI

Retail Price   $30

ABV   40%

In the Glass

Appearance

Brilliant, crystal clear.

Aromatics

The nose is wonderfully floral with an equal dose of sweet, toasted grains, dried berries, tarragon, and an distinct accent of wet river stones.

Flavor

The palate confirms the nose being rich and expansive on the palate with a silky core while maintaining its vibrancy. Layers of sweet grains are flanked by hints of citrus zest, teaberries, and mineral.

Intensity & Texture

Ideally balanced being both generous and sprite with a long, lingering finish that ultimately becomes dry and clean.

Cool Factor

A

There is a lot of buzz and chatter surrounding craft distillers today. The genuine brands go from grain to bottle like Grand Traverse Distillery.

Value Grade

B+

This Grand Traverse Distillery True North Wheat is a steal when compared to the fancy imports that cannot come near this level of style and depth. It offers much more than your typical Vodka.

Analysis

This is a shining example of what real craft distilling in America should be. GTD goes from grain to bottle crafting their fantastic True North Wheat Vodka from wheat grown for them by a local farmer in Williamsburg, MI. Let's be frank, Vodka is a cash engine for many small distillers as laying down Whiskey in cask to be sold years down the road is very expensive. Many craft American Vodkas are neutral and dull. Grand Traverse Distillery Vodka is a beautiful spirit with layers, nuance, and balance.

How to Enjoy

Enjoy it chilled or in your favorite Vodka cocktail — perhaps a cool Vodka Martini.

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