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WOW, this vodka is confusing.  In the past, it was called General Beauregard’s Dixie Southern Vodka,  but the name has since been changed to Dixie Vodka.  Yet, to my confusion and the confusion of others, I imagine,  the word Beauregard remains a part of the label. Apparently,  this has to do with the vodka’s mascot, which was created from the ground up and is a completely, 100% fictitious character and has nothing to do with General Pierre Gustave Toutant-Beauregard and nothing to do with the Civil War.  Trying to keep this all straight makes my head spin a little and makes me want a drink.  Good thing I’ve got this vodka!

It’s made from American non-GMO corn, distilled six times, and then filtered through their proprietary process called TerrePURE to strip out additional impurities post-distillation. The bottle is highly stylized and reminiscent of turn of the century glassware. The font used on the label is an old-fashion style. It kind of gives me the feeling that the South has already risen again.

The vodka within is clear as water. The nose has the slightest hint of ethanol followed by a touch of citrus and pepper. The palate presents full bodied and oily with that touch of citrus and wheat and it is very smooth. The finish is slightly peppery and spicy with touches of citrus and cream and lasts a short time. I like the mouth feel of this vodka, as it is full and thick and reacts well with the palate. The subtle touches of spice and pepper make it that much more interesting. At its price point of only $25.00, it’s a steal and compares favorably to super premium vodkas costing far more.

On the rocks, all the flavors combine nicely creating a very smooth and subtle wheat flavored vodka that is very easy to enjoy. In a mixed drink the flavor, although subtle, does come through. If you live in the South, this should be your drink and when it comes around to a greater distribution and penetration of the rest of the country, you should really try this Southern charmer.

Dixie Vodka can be found only in the South so far for around $25.00 per 750ML bottle and is 40% ABV.

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By George Brozowski