Loon Vodka

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Price: $45.25
Made in: Hearst, ON, Canada
By: Rheault Distillery
40% ABV.

This vodka from Northern Ontario is distilled four times in a single batch steel copper pot. It is a grainy vodka that gives out leafy aromas with lots of herbal notes. The flavours are also reminiscent of grass and plants with a little of the grain shining in the finish. Some mild sweetness is felt as well to balance things. This vodka is pretty smooth overall to sip, but with some character to stand out. Quite a good vodka that contains 0% methanol. Congrats on the Double Gold medal for the China Wine & Spirits Awards. Here’s to long life !!

Silver Lake Premium Vodka

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Price: $30.95
Made in: Simcoe, ON, Canada
By: Dover Enterprises
40% ABV. (80 proof)

This premium vodka from Canada is quadruple distilled and made of rice. Never heard of this distillery from Simcoe, Ontario, but it has been running since 2004 and started out doing sake, so they know how to turn rice into alcohol. Typical vodka smell of rubbing alcohol, but milder and does not burn the nose. Hints of anise is also found. The liquid warms up as it goes down, but again, no burning. The taste is pretty grassy and herbal with some mild alcohol and spiciness. The aftertaste lingers quite nicely. This is a very nice vodka that is smooth, and highly recommended for Vodkatini (with nothing but a few olives). Up there with the Stolichnaya.

Vice Vodka Icewine Martini

LCBO#: 158212
Price: $34.95
Made in: Vineland, Ontario
By: Vineland Estates Winery

After visiting the Niagara region, we had tried getting these vodka Icewine martinis, but had no success. We therefor found this pre made version at the LCBO. This desertini is a great Canadian alcoholic delight. Pours a nice clean light golden colour. Aromas of sweet white grapes. It feels like this will be as sweet and syrupy as icewine alone. Nope. Very well-blended to retain the icewine taste, but not too thick to make this easy to drink. The vodka is not present at first, but it does show up after a while. Being five times distilled, it is quite smooth. A very nice desert martini which I would serve to anyone to show a nice side of Canada.