Matilda, a Belgian Style Pale Ale from Goose Island offers a tasty quencher for sipping on its own or with mussels, pork belly, Camembert and more with its spicy yeast flavors. The beer is 7.9 percent ABV and most recently in 2011, received a Gold Medal in the World Beer Championship Recognition in the Belgian Style Amber Ale category.
Pure, clean, multi-faceted – the words could easily describe a gemstone, but in this instance, refer to Russian Diamond, the winner of the International Review of Spirits Competition’s gold medal for white vodkas for the second consecutive year this Fall.
The premium vodka is now available from DUN Beverage Partners, LLC of Sparta, NJ and distributed by M. S. Walker, Inc., Russian Diamond’s first strategic Distributor Partner, throughout MA, RI and in 2014, will be in NH, VT and ME.
Like the process of ‘faceting’ diamonds, this premium vodka undergoes 57 purification stages. Made with artesian water from Russian springs, the blend is enhanced with Siberian pine needles and nuts. At the recent competition, tasters described the flavors as reminiscent of pastry dough, sweet cream, and minerals, with excellent balance and structure.
As vodkas continue to grow in popularity, this unique offering is well deserving of a place at the bar, where it will raise the bar for vodka drinkers.