Of “140 Top Five-Star Spirits in the World"

Glenshaw, PA -- Of more than 21,000 spirits tasted by industry expert F. Paul Pacult since he first reviewed rare whiskies, gins, rums, cognacs and vodkas beginning in 1989, Western Pennsylvania’s own Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka was today rated as the highest ranked vodka in the world, according to Pacult.  Here's what he said:

"Wow, this aroma comes flying out of the glass in waves of white potato, starch, and parchment; seven more minutes of aeration don't greatly alter the aromatic profile, but there is a noticeable deepening of the established scents, especially the raw white potato element. Entry is nothing short of luscious, semisweet, chewy, and smooth; midpalate adds cocoa bean, maple, and honey. Aftertaste is graceful, solid, and simply delicious. The best small-scale vodka I've had since the 45th Parallel. So sumptuous and tasty that it's spectacular tasted neat. Best non-Polish vodka available. AWESOME ACHIEVEMENT!"

May 24, 2011

(#22 of 140 Top Five-star Spirits in the World, Spirit Journal, June 2011)

Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka

(USA); 40% abv, $29