Review: 1.0.1 Vodka
Made in California and pronounced “One-O-One,” this new vodka is distilled from corn (to keep the spirit gluten-free) and filtered five times before bottling.
Billed as affordable alternative to $30-plus ultra-premium vodkas, 1.0.1 fits right in with its oversized, frosted bottle.
The spirit itself, however, is considerably different than most of those big brands. Here, big notes of marshmallow and chocolate-covered caramels waft out just from opening the bottle. Rich and dessert-like on the nose, I also get the slightest hint of quince or Asian pear in the nostrils too. The body is a rich dessert from the start. More marshmallow, more caramel, and a long, sweet finish with a slight smokiness on the back end. The end result is not at all unpleasant, but it lacks the punch and zip of more traditional vodkas, as 1.0.1.’s traditional medicinal character has been seemingly filtered away.
B / $20
I’ve seen this at my Ralphs store. I typically drink Ketel or Goose. I noticed you just did a review on Ketel aswell. How would you compare to these brands? Worth switching over? BTW, I prefer my vodka over ice or shots, and i’m not huge on to much alcohol taste and smell that absolute and skyy have.
I have to let the review speak for me on this one.
All spirits are inherently gluten-free. Gluten doesn’t make it through the distillation process.