Recently I came across a site where I read a quinoa vodka review. I don’t really drink but because this vodka is produced from quinoa I would give it a go. It sounds really really interesting. You can make great salads, side dishes, soups, desserts – muffins, pancakes from quinoa but I never imagined that you can make vodka from it.
According to Chris Carlsson from the Spirits Review site this vodka is the first fair trade vodka. The company pays fair prices for Bolivian farmers to produce quinoa then it travels to France where the actual distillation and bottling happens. As you probably know quinoa is gluten-free so you don’t have wheat/gluten issues with this one.
Chris writes about the taste of quinoa vodka and he says:
Nicely oily on the tongue, medium to heavy body- especially for a vodka. Crisp, mild bite to it on the midline and back of your tongue. Dry, mineral and grain-like aftertaste with a touch of sweetness, with a attractively oily body/mouthfeel. Traces of a grain-like aftertaste with a subtle smooth heat. Dangerously smooth and drinkable.
So this vodka is a real delicacy!