Get ready for this. 3 is the world’s only soybean vodka. And by “soybean vodka” I mean “vodka that’s made from soybeans.” No, really.
If you were to ask me what a soybean vodka might taste like, I’d probably come up with something like this: A meaty spirit with strong overtones of bitter herbal liqueurs — think Jagermeister or Fernet Branca — pungent like a Turkish bazaar. It’s the least-neutral “neutral” spirit I’ve ever tasted.
That isn’t to say it’s terrible. I can’t imagine drinking this straight for long (despite the bold claim on a sticker affixed to the bottle that it’s scored a “Perfect 100 Rating!”), but in certain heavily herbal/bitter drinks — something with Campari or Sambuca, perhaps? — it would probably work well. That said, most people looking for something to toss a splash of tonic into are going to be knocked off their barstools.
C+ / $20 / 3vodka.com
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