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Cane Sugar-based Vodka Simpler is Always Better - felənē™ vodka
I find it somewhat odd speaking about sugar-based vodka. After all, all vodka is sugar-based. They don’t all start out that way, but to create alcohol through fermentation, yeast needs sugar to make ethyl alcohol. Sugar-Based Vodka – What does it Mean? In the U.S. and elsewhere vodka is legally defined as ethyl alcohol, plain and simple. It’s known as a neutral spirit or rectified spirit. Neutral spirit is defined as a highly concentrated ethyl alcohol (ethanol) derived from any various agricultural products that contain sugars or can be converted into fermentable sugars. The ethanol is highly concentrated and purified by repeated distillation. So why do some vodka distillers start out with grains or potatoes when they have to convert the starches in those materials into fermentable sugars? Why not just use simple sugars like cane sugar? That would seem to be the simplest approach, but yet many producers stay with the traditional grains and potatoes. How Much Sugar is Left in the Vodka? None! Vodka is ethanol and water. No sugar, carbs, fats, fiber, vitamins or cholesterol. Just because we start out as a sugar-based vodka, that does not mean there is sugar in your vodka. This is a...