OK, when I started Drinkhacker I had no idea how much vodka there would be. While the ultra-premium vodka market may not be what it used to be a few years ago, it’s still cruising along, with new releases every month. I’ve received three different bottlings, from three countries and with three different types of sources. Here’s a quick one-two-three of how they stack up.
First: Boomerang Vodka, from Australia (as you might expect), five-times distilled from Chardonnay grapes. Though the somewhat cheesy label made me initially hesitant that this was going to be cheapo stuff, it was was easily my favorite of the tasting, a super-clean vodka with no noticeable aroma at all and a hint of lemon on the finish. This is the rare vodka I’d enjoy drinking straight, and obviously it’s a perfect primary ingredient if you’re just looking for a kick in liqueur- or juice-oriented drinks. Good price, too.
(Note this is not the same as the ultra-cheap New Jersey bottling of the same name.)