Philadelphia-based Federal Distilling’s inaugural Stateside Urbancraft Vodka does not disappoint.
Beginning with the fun flip-top bottle and ending with the seamless finish, this is a very enjoyable vodka. Distilled seven times and aerated with “medical grade oxygen,” Stateside has a very pleasant, gin-like juniper and citrus nose upon first approach. The vodka drinks cleanly and is well-balanced. On the palate there are hints of grapefruit and spring rain, and a very subtle sweetness reminiscent of the corn used to distill it. The vodka’s finish is very well-structured, leaving only the citrus notes to play with a little residual sweetness.
Overall, it’s a well balanced vodka that is very enjoyable neat or as the base for an exemplary martini.