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Review: Blue Ice “G” Vodka

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Blue Ice continues to expand its line of vodkas, and for once a company is pushing not into an endless panoply of flavors.

For its third unflavored vodka, Blue Ice G, the company is taking the affordable route with a vodka made from a blend of mixed grains.

And what a surprise it is: This may be Blue Ice’s most exciting spirit to date.

The vodka is racy and spicy, with lots of character. Up front there’s cinnamon, and dark cocoa powder, which together fade into sweet nougat and marshmallow tones. Red and black pepper character comes back as an echo in the finish, leaving a touch of heat on the palate (but not a cheap vodka “burn”). The overall impact is both fresh and refreshing, with just the right amount of spice to balance the sugar. Overall, there’s just great balance here in a vodka that does an awful lot despite a surprisingly light body — and affordable price tag.

80 proof.

A- / $15 / blueicevodka.com

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Christopher Null

Christopher Null is the creator and editor in chief of Drinkhacker.com, a veteran technology journalist, and the owner of Null Media, a custom blogging company.

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2 Comments

  1. Eric Scism October 2, 2012

    Great comment on the not “cheap vodka burn” I can picture exactly what you mean when you say that. Taaka always comes to my mind when I think of that cheap vodka burn. I’m not a huge vodka fan, but this might be worth a try.

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  2. Dusty October 2, 2012

    I wonder if they are trying to hit the health craze crowd with the emphasis on multi grain?

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