Posted 19 December 2002 - 03:50 AM
Posted 19 December 2002 - 01:37 PM
Absolutely! Well-made vodka will produce a better tasting drink. The type of drink will of course determine how obvious that difference is to the guest. A screwdriver made with a no-name vodka that burns all the way down when taken straight will be less offensive than a vodka martini made with a no name vodka that burns all the way down.
Because vodka is not in the category of big flavor the differences between the well made premium vodkas and the mass-produced cheaper spirits are subtler. A cheap vodka will have off flavors because of the water and because there is no strong supervision from a master distiller monitoring the grain from the field to the mash bin or choosing the heart of the still run. The result is a harsh spirit that burns and has strange off flavors, and lacks consistency.
Stay with the premium well you have to charge a bit more but the guest will notice and reward you with their business.