Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Day 19 Drink: Diamond Standard Vodka
Diamond Standard Vodka is produced at Polmos Siedlce Distillery in Poland. Select Dankowski Diamond Rye is used, the spirit is distilled four times and then filtered through thousands of DeBeers diamonds. The bottle itself is pretty impressive, with a diamond shape cut near the neck.
Vodka is the top selling spirit in the United States. By design vodka is traditionally a neutral spirit, but more and more flavored versions are on the market. Competition in the category is pretty fierce, especially at the higher end.
Diamond Standard Vodka has a slightly woody aroma, but drinks very clean. It has a bright citrus finish.
The 80 proof vodka sells for $72 a bottle.