Like you, when I think “vodka,” I immediately think “Minnesota.” Wait, what? Shocking, but it’s true: One of the best vodkas going right now is from the Land of 10,000 Lakes, right here in the U. S. of A.
Strange, sure, but like Tito and Boomerang have proven, good vodka need not come from frozen, northern Europe. Distilled from organic, yellow corn (grown from a co-op of 900 Minnesota farmers, we’re told), this 80-proofer is one of the cleanest vodkas I’ve tasted. There’s a light, yet pleasant medicinal character to the aroma and the first sip, and then… nothing. The finish is bare of any aftertaste, and though I strained to taste the “melon and pear” hints that Prairie claims, I could detect nothing. Prairie wisps away like it was water, leaving you with a fresh and clean palate, ready for another sip. I’ve never finished off a shot of vodka so quickly… by sipping it, I mean. Works great in mixed drinks, too.
With a suggested retail price of $25 (it’s still hard to find), Prairie is practically a bargain in a world of ultra-pricey spirits. Snap it up immediately if you can find it.
And to think, they want to run cars on this stuff. The nerve!