44 North Huckleberry Vodka 750ml
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- 08/04/2023 14:26:47
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The Color: \"Very cosmopolitan\"
Is clear a color? Cuz that's what color it is.
The Nose: \"In Vino Veritas\"
44 Degrees North leads off with a berry nose, and we're not exactly sure what a huckleberry smells like, but we'll trust them that this is it. It reminded us of blueberries and didn't smell overly sweet, and there was definitely a nice, clean alcohol whiff on the back end.
The Taste: \"And drunk the milk of Paradise\"
This stuff was less sweet, with a more aggressive tang of alcohol than the Zygo we reviewed earlier this week. It's a more traditional vodka, and while it is sweetened with berries, they're not overpowering. Drunk straight we found it to be, for lack of a better term, brittle, but as soon as we chilled it or added ice it loosened right up. We enjoyed it as a mixer, but we found ourselves sipping this most often on the rocks where the candy-like flavor of the huckleberries was most apparent.
Idaho is a state in the Western part of the United States of America. The climate of the wine region in Idaho much resembles eastern Washington, though the Day-Night Temperature is greater. The effect of this climate is and unpredicted combination of grapes with high acidity and high sugar. Unfortunately the growers here have to deal with Idaho's bitter winter. The challenge for the grapes is not necessarily ripening but surviving. Riesling thrives in these harsh conditions and produces good sweet wines. Pinot noir and Chardonnay are also grown with some success; where as the Cabernet Sauvignon doesn't do well in the short growing season.