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Anonymous asked in Food & DrinkBeer, Wine & Spirits · 2 months ago

Why does my vodka say it’s made from grains?

I thought vodka is made out of taters. 

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  • 2 months ago

    most vodka today is produced from grains such as sorghum, corn, rye or wheat. Among grain vodkas, rye and wheat vodkas are generally considered superior.

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  • 2 months ago

    It can be made from almost anything fermentable. There is a Polish vodka called Spyritus. Their export vodka is made from grains and is only 192 proof. The vodka sold domestically is made from potatoes and is 193 proof.

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  • kswck2
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Vodka can be made from potatoes or grains

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    It's very rare that potatoes are used to make vodka. Usually grain is used.

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  • To make vodka you have to first ferment any food that has sugar or starch then distill it. You "can" use potatoes, although grains like corn, rye, rice and wheat are fairly common.

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  • 2 months ago

    Isn't that your parents' vodka ?

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  • 2 months ago

    Most vodka is made from fermented grains such as sorghum, corn, rice, rye or wheat, though you can also use potatoes, fruits or even just sugar.

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  • 2 months ago

    maybe cause it is

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    • Adam D
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      Oats don't lend themselves well to alcohol making, they gum up and are hard to stir when liquid is applied - which makes it hard for yeast to mix in uniformly, hard to use and maintain the equipment, etc.

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  • John
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Grain means corn in the US. Sake is a fortified rice wine drank warm. Both corn and rice are grasses which self-pollenate so no need for bees.

    • οικος
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      They don't self-pollinate; the wind does it.

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  • 2 months ago

    Vodka can be made from anything.  Bourbon is made from corn, Scotch is made from barley, Rye is made from . .  well, rye.  You can drink these things and tell what they're made from.  But vodka is so highly distilled that you shouldn't be able to tell what it was made from.

    In Russia 100 years ago they had more potatoes than grain so they used potatoes.  Today vodka is made from pure ethanol, which is made from corn, only because our govt. gives corn growers enormous subsidies to grow huge amounts of surplus corn to make ethanol, so that's the cheapest way to make it.

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