A 5+ rating from spirits expert Simon Gifford (the equivalent of a 100/100 score on the Robert Parker wine index) isn’t to be sniffed at, so it’s no bombshell to find Vestal being namechecked as the best vodka in the world. And as if to qualify this, find a distribution list carefully focused around only the best venues in the capital: Atelier Amaro, Dom Wódki, Bar & Books, etc. Launched in 2010 by New Zealander and former war correspondent John Borrell and his son Will, Vestal specialize in small batches of young potato vintages distilled just the once so as to ‘capture and retain all the exotic aromas and tastes’ of the different terroirs that the potatoes hail from. Simply put, this premium product will change the way you think about vodka.
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