Jun 18, 2009 6:49 PM
Oh, Oval Vodka, Oval vodka, ($44) how do we love thee? Let us count the ways: Thou’rt infinitely mixable for all manner of cocktails from the sinfully spicy and exotic Shogun to the plebian Vodka Cranberry. Thou’rt smooth and rich, and even taste great simply on the rocks. Okay, we’ve all had enough with the Shakespearean dialogue (it maketh our brains hurteth), so we’ll just close out by saying this is some of the best straight vodka we’ve had in awhile. Oval’s unique distillation process chemically bonds water molecules around vodka in a process called “structuring,” which means you taste pure water first, then get the kick of the alcohol. Nice.