Palate: Vanilla, cocoa, light citrus, mint, grassy herbs, light pepper, rye, mineral, wet stone, silky.Finish: Anise, pepper, weight on finish, powerful yet elegant, rich, soft, silky, smooth, excellent.(Canada)Distilled from 100% Canadian grain, pure mountain spring water. Nose: Sweet berry, attractive berry, melon, citrus, powdered sugar, cream, floral.
Palate: Caramel, cream, vanilla, cocoa, powdered sugar, syrup, honey, green apple, tropical fruit, creamy potatoes, grain, saline, mineral, clean.
Finish: Cream soda , grain, floral, wintergreen, menthol, peppery, clean, smooth, soft, light and happy, drink as is, nice, elegant.(Austria)Select potato varieties, triple distilled. Palate: Vanilla, cream, citrus, cardamom, pepper, coffee, cigar box, strong mineral.
Finish: Vanilla, soft and creamy, mellow.(Romania)Distilled from premium quality wheat, filtered through birch charcoal and silver ions.
Nose: Citrus, hay, straw, light cream, clean slate.
Finish: Silky vanilla, creamy, grainy, peppery, very soft, silky, pretty.(Lithuania)Distilled from grain, crystal-clear water which is specially infused with oxygen, silver and platinum filtration, distilled five times.
Palate: Vanilla fondant icing, powdered sugar, creamy, sweet agave, strong pepper, mineral, stone, smooth.Only ice water, neutral unflavored crackers and chips were available to cleanse the palate.The judges wrote down their impressions of each product on score sheets.There were no bronze medals awarded for this tasting.The tasting notes that follow are summaries of the judges’ opinions, with all replicated commentary eliminated.Nose: Lime, soft citrus, fresh fruit, bubblegum, potato and vegetable peelings, leather.