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Zodiac Vodka

Zodiac Luxury
Potato Vodka


By Robert Plotkin

Removing all impurities from vodka such that our senses can no longer perceive any traces of its color, aroma and taste is difficult to achieve. Rendering the spirit essentially pure requires patience, state of the art technology and considerable expertise. The creators of delectably neutral Zodiac Luxury Potato Vodka have made it look easy.

Immaculate purity isn't the brand's only claim to fame. The super-premium spirit is one of the few potato vodkas on the market. It is considerably more expensive and technically demanding to distill vodka from potatoes than it is from grain. The degree of difficulty largely explains why there are a mere handful of world-class potato vodkas and why Zodiac is such a rare treat.

This ultra-suave vodka is produced at the Silver Creek Distillery located at the base of the Grand Teton Mountains in Rigby, Idaho. Zodiac is quadruple-distilled entirely from Idaho Russet Burbank potatoes and spring water drawn from a deep underground aquifer. The final stage of production is repeated filtering through birch charcoal to attain its impeachable neutrality.

As its label implies, Zodiac is indeed luxurious. The vodka has a glimmering, crystal clear appearance, viscous, medium-weight body and a light fragrance reminiscent of citrus and flora. It bathes the palate with tingling warmth before gradually subsiding into a flinty, slightly tart and thoroughly elegant finish.

The vodka is available in bottles representing each of the 12 signs of the Zodiac, most likely because any tippler with a birthday will find this vodka enthralling.