Review: Black Dot Vodka

The gaping black hole on the front of this new vodka brand’s bottle could suck your soul right out — and while its stark minimalism is controversial — the vodka itself is solid stuff.

Distilled in Madison, Wisconsin from yellow corn and local cherries (hmm!), this is a very clean and restrained vodka. The mild nose offers hints of a medicinal body with muted grain notes. On the palate, much the same: Classic medicinal notes balanced by light sweetness, with a short, pleasant, and cleansing finish. Not corny at all, and nothing hinting at cherries here, mind you — just generalized sweetness and a clean follow-up. Lovely straight and perfect in any sweeter cocktail.

I’m not sold on the big black dot, but the vodka inside is good stuff.

80 proof.

A- / $25 / blackdotvodka.com


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4 Responses

  1. patrick November 5, 2011 / 2:00 pm

    great stuff smooth and great taste

  2. jim November 6, 2011 / 1:02 am

    I love the package and the product. I feel it breaks the norm in the vodka world….

  3. Kevin December 1, 2011 / 9:25 pm

    Great tasting Vodka, and I love the label. Simple and clean.

  4. Jared April 23, 2012 / 6:09 pm

    I don’t think a better vodka exists at it’s price point, if you can find it. The bottle is good, the label is great, the product is excellent.

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