Ever heard of a vesica piscis? Neither had I until I received a sample of Vesica vodka. A vesica piscis is the shape formed by the intersection of two circles of the same radius when the edge of each circle lies on the center of the other. You’ll find this shape all over the world in both art and nature. Though, the place you’ve most likely seen it is in the form of a solar eclipse. As the moon begins/ends its transit in front of the sun.
The folks at Vesica vodka embraced this shape for their bottle design, which I find really interesting. The 750ml bottle is shaped like a crescent and combines with the circular 1l bottle to form, both in shape and volume, the 1.75l bottling. Now, granted, I’m easily entertained by geeky math stuff, but I think that’s a pretty cool idea on their part.
As for the vodka, I liked it as well. It’s bordering on that mythical perfect vodka, colorless, odorless and flavorless. Vesica has the first two down pat, but thankfully a bit of flavor remains, albeit very subtle. The flavor is very crisp and clean, offering a only very slight sweetness in the finish. The spirit was very smooth with little burn. At only $13 for a 750ml bottle this is a great vodka to sample if you’re in the market.
Oh, and another plus, Vesica is potato based and completely gluten free. *See comment below from fellow cocktail blogger DrinkSnob about gluten in distilled beverages.
† The product reviewed here was provided to me as a free sample. If you’re wondering what that means check out my sample policy.