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The question of getting more for your dollar is one that plagues most industries, but when it comes to alcohol it takes on a mysterious tone. Even within the beverage industry, some categories are more elusive than others. Vodka, by definition, is an odorless, tasteless, neutral spirit. Blind taste tests with vodka tend to leave even experienced palates fairly humbled. Considering that fact, what accounts for all the differences in price and flavor?


Vodka can be made from any food product that contains sugar or starch. Most common are grains...