Insider Tips: 4-Year Alcohol Industry Veteran Advises on Choosing the Right Vodka

Vodka, a staple in bars worldwide, often has the reputation of tasting like nothing. This characteristic makes it a bit challenging for consumers to differentiate between various brands when visiting a liquor store.

However, understanding the nuances of vodka can help you make an informed choice. Here, we delve into the insights shared by alcohol industry expert Trevor, who sheds light on how to choose the right vodka brand.

The Essence of Vodka

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Vodka can be made from various sources, including potatoes and wheat, essentially anything combining starch and sugar. The primary goal of vodka is to create a flavorless and odorless spirit.

To achieve this, companies undergo multiple distillation processes, sometimes as much as 10 times, to reduce the vodka’s inherent ‘flavor’ and eliminate the rubbing alcohol taste. This process filters undesirable elements from the product, enhancing the vodka’s quality.

Trevor emphasizes that the best-unflavored vodka has removed as much flavor as possible, as vodka’s main role is to add an alcoholic element to other ingredients.

Flavored Vodkas: A Delicate Balance

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When it comes to flavored vodkas, the infusion of natural flavors can bring a subtle taste to the neutral spirit instead of artificially adding flavors. However, flavored vodkas often indicate a decrease in alcohol content and an increase in sugar content.

Trevor suggests opting for higher-proof flavored vodkas, specifically those with an alcohol percentage of around 40%. These vodkas do not contain high sugar levels, which are usually found in 30% alcohol vodkas, thereby preventing severe hangovers.

The Hangover Conundrum

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It is a common misconception that sugar is the sole culprit behind hangovers, overshadowing the role of alcohol.

In reality, sugar and alcohol contribute to hangovers as they dehydrate the body and must be processed by the liver. Fortunately, there are products available that can alleviate hangover symptoms.

Vodka Hangovers & How to Alleviate Them

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Hangovers are unpleasant physical and mental symptoms that occur after consuming excessive alcohol. The symptoms, which can vary in intensity, usually begin several hours after you stop drinking and last about a day or possibly longer.

Common symptoms include depression, anxiety, irritability, disturbed sleep, dizziness, vertigo, fatigue, weakness, headache, red eyes, sensitivity to light and sound, increased pulse and blood pressure, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, sweating, thirst, and tremors.

Alcohol affects the body in several ways, causing dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, gastrointestinal problems, inflammation, and low blood sugar, among other issues.

To alleviate hangover symptoms, one can consume bland foods with complex carbohydrates, drink water, juice, or broth to reduce dehydration, get sufficient sleep, and take antacids to settle the stomach. It is advised to avoid acetaminophen as it can be toxic to the liver when combined with alcohol.

Proactive Measures to Prevent Hangovers

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Hangovers can be a dreaded consequence of a night out, but several strategies exist to prevent or alleviate the symptoms. One effective approach is to opt for lighter, highly filtered alcohol, such as SKYY Vodka, which boasts exceptional purity due to its meticulous distillation and filtration processes, reducing the likelihood of hangovers.

Sticking to one kind of drink is also advisable to monitor your intake better and prevent stomach upset. Avoiding carbonated beverages can be beneficial as they can accelerate alcohol absorption, leading to a higher chance of a hangover. Adding water into your drinking routine can help maintain hydration and pace your alcohol consumption.

After drinking, continue to hydrate, consume bland carbohydrates to absorb residual alcohol in the stomach, and consider taking a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen for headache relief.

Engaging in mild to moderate exercise enhances circulation and metabolism, helping to eliminate toxins from the body.

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