By Matt Goldstein
Effen Vodka is made from premium wheat from Northern Holland. Through a process of continuous rectification, Effen claims that their vodka is distilled “hundreds of times.” Most vodkas are distilled anywhere between 1-5 times. Effen also distills their vodka at lower temperatures compared to other vodkas. Filtered five times by using a “bottom-up” filtration process, Effen also uses pure spring water which is filtered through reverse osmosis.
Effen Vodka Tasting Notes:
We tasted Effen vodka in 5 separate in and out martinis. Thin, smooth, excellent. Beautiful vodka grains, flavorful after a few sips, dry, medicinal mouth feel, perfect martini flavor. Perhaps a bit thin on the first sip, but gets better sip after sip. Grainy, oily, gets crisper the more you sip. Very good all around vodka.