Yes Virginia, there is a Vodka
Cirrus Vodka, which comes out of Richmond, Virginia, is different. It's produced from high-quality potatoes, in a pot-still, in small batches. What do the potatoes do? Well, they generally leave you with a smoother, creamier mouthfeel. The proof is in the various awards it's garnered, including a gold medal at the 2006 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
I got my hands on a bottle last week, and it certainly has character--with some lemon and vanilla notes, and just a touch of sweetness. Anybody who reads this blog knows that I tend to prefer gin to vodka, and when I do drink vodka, I like it to be a bit more neutral-tasting. But for the connoisseur who is looking for more flavor, this bottle is a great choice.