Vodka - Potato

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Grand Teton Vodka

From: Idaho, United States Liquor Review Category: Vodka Potato Base

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99th Percentile
This score falls in the 99th percentile of all spirits in the Vodka category and is an example of the very best in its class.
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Awards

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2016

Beverage Testing Institute

  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016

Wine Enthusiast

  • 2013

Proof66 Notes

Grand Teton Vodka is the distillery's flagship product. It is a potato-based vodka (most vodka is distilled from grain), which we find tends to lend itself to a discriminating palate. They use locally grown Idaho potatoes blended down with Rocky Mountain spring water. They use a filtration process of both charcoal (common) and garnet crystal (very uncommon) prior to bottling. 

Here at Proof66, we had an exhaustive tasting of Grand Teton comparing it against Chopin and Grey Goose vodkas. 

The 2012 Beverage Testing Institute called Grand Teton "fantastically smooth" and recommended it specifically for Vodka Martinis. 

Grand Teton distillery is a family-run microdistillery located in Driggs, Idaho in the Teton Valley. It is run by the lucky John Boczar who serves as Master Distiller. The distillery is located on the scenic Yellowstone-Teton loop which National Geographic describes as one of the "ten most scenic drives in the country" (an excellent reason, in our opinion, to get out of the car and enjoy a vodka while taking in the sites). The distillery is a true "grain-to-glass" distillery (though in this case tuber-to-glass) in that they perform every stage of the process, from taking in raw potatoes to distilling and bottling, on site.

How To Drink It

Bloody Mary

1 1/2 oz Grand Teton Potato Vodka

4 oz tomato juice

1/4 oz lemon juice

4 dashes of Tabasco

2 dashes Worcestershire sauce

Pinch of salt and pepper

Celery stalk for garnish

Green olives for garnish

Lemon slice for garnish

METHOD

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass and roll it back and forth to mix. Strain into a pint or high-ball glass, 3/4 filled with ice. Garnish with celery stalk, lemon slice, and green olives.

[As recommended by the producer]

Rabble Reviews

This bottle has 3 ratings and 3 reviews.
quetzal quetzal (91) (2016-07-26)
Historically I'm not a vodka drinker, but I've been warming up to it lately. I'm still far from an expert, but Grand Teton might be my favorite vodka I've ever tried. I should admit that I'm attracted to potato vodkas, since they tend to have more character than grain vodkas. So if what you're looking for is neutrality, this may not be your cup of tea. Grand Teton is a respectable spirit in every way: it comes in an attractive bottle, it's ten dollars or so less expensive than its competitors, and it's delicious and distinct tasting. Highly recommended.
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SirDeath SirDeath (3) (2016-06-29)
Excellent value and an excellent value! Easily runs with and in my opinion exceeds the likes of Grey Goose and Van Gogh vodkas. The potato vodkas usually have a more mellow mouth feel but a pleasant earthy complexity that is very enjoyable for experienced palates and newcomers alike. A very slightly oily mouth feel makes it feel thick and filling. Get this vodka, support the "little guys" and enjoy a real gem hidden in a deceptive sea of mediocrity. Get some as soon as you can and you won't be disappointed! If you are for some reason disappointed by this vodka, just invite me over and I'll gladly help you dispose of the offending article.
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Proof66 Staff Proof66 Staff (95) (2013-05-21)
We compared Grand Teton Vodka directly to Chopin Potato Vodka (direct competitor), Grey Goose (common premium competitor), and Smirnoff (value brand). We find that potato vodkas in general are much more complex and add much more character to any drink. In most settings, the Grand Teton specifically is commanding in its presence—declaring itself over any other flavor at dilutions 3:1 and below. For the demanding sophisticate, this is a spectacular vodka, though it will be daunting to the novitiate. We give it very high recommendations for Vodka Martinis and similar styled cocktails. Also very high recommendation as a shooter. It is easily one of the best potato vodkas we've tried.
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