Distilling the Truth

Vodka Trivia

Don't hide this in your liquor cabinet. Double Cross Vodka is packaged in an exquisite and eye-catching square bottle.
Courtesy of Double Cross Vodka

We sat down with Double Cross, makers of this fine spirit, to help us dispel vodka myths. Here’s where they debunk the rumors and give us the truth.

Vodka is a well tended bar’s workhorse. As the top-selling spirit, open up any liquor cabinet or scan any bartender’s shelf and you’ll see this clear bottle. The distilled spirit is said to have been first made in Russia in the 9th century and has been imbibed by people worldwide ever since.

Though most people know it and have tried it, the classic need not rest on its laurels--in fact, classic uses of vodka can be improved upon. This is one of the premises behind Double Cross, a precious, small-batch vodka brought to us from a master distiller in the Tatra Mountains of Slovakia. Made from estate-grown winter wheat and mountain spring water, one sip of this smooth potion and you can see how it stands apart from the run-of-the-mill.

The Myth: Fine vodka is tasteless, odorless and colorless.

False: This is not only inaccurate, but an over-simplification of what is, in fact, a complex spirit with notable differences among brands. Drinkers of Double Cross will note hints of white pepper and lemon zest and a clean, dry finish. 

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