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Posts from the ‘Citrus Vodka’ Category


Review: Van Gogh Citroen Vodka

Van Gogh Citroen Vodka was introduced in 2000.  It is one of 16 flavored vodka’s currently crafted at the Royal Dirkzwager Distillery in Tilburg, The Netherlands.  At one time they produced 22 flavors.  Van Gogh Citroen is made from a vodka base of wheat, corn, and barley.  It is small batch double distilled by Master Distiller Tim Vos.  The first distillation is in a column still and then it is distilled again in a pot still.  Purified water is blended to reduce to proof.  Lemons grown in the United States and lime grown in Southeast Asia are double infused with the vodka base for six weeks before bottling at 70 proof. Read more »


Review: New Amsterdam Citron Vodka

New Amsterdam Citron Vodka - CopyNew Amsterdam Citron Vodka was introduced July 2013 along with the previously reviewed Coconut flavor.  It is one of eight vodka flavors EJ Gallo creates in Modesto California under the New Amsterdam label.  The other flavors include Mango, Peach, Red Berry, Orange, Pineapple, and their Original unflavored.  Each starts with the finest quality grains.  The vodka is distilled 5 times and filtered 3 times before natural lemon and lime flavors are infused.   Read more »


Review: Pearl Citrus Vodka

Pearl CitrusPearl Citrus Vodka is made in small batches with pure water from Canadian Rocky Mountain streams and soft Canadian winter wheat.  The vodka base is distilled five times and filtered six times before natural citrus flavors are infused.  Pearl currently crafts 18 vodka varieties and while Citrus was one of the five vodka flavors they stopped producing when they introduced their new bottle design, I find it easier to locate Pearl Citrus in liquor stores than their two newest vodka flavors, Chocolate Hazelnut and Pumpkin Spice.  That said availability is limited. Read more »


Review: Skyy Infusions Citrus Vodka

Skyy Citrus Infusions - CopySkyy Infusions Citrus vodka is one of nine vodka flavors Skyy introduced in 2008 when they launched their Infusion line of vodka.  They currently produce 15 flavors.  Skyy Citrus is made with Midwestern grown wheat that it is quadruple distilled in Pekin Illinois.  It is transported to San Jose California where water filtered through reverse osmosis is blended to reduce to proof.  The vodka is then triple filtered through California limestone before infusing with natural citrus flavor. Read more »


Review: Pinnacle Citrus Vodka

Pinnacle Citrus Vodka - CopyPinnacle Citrus vodka was introduced in 2005 and it is one of nearly 50 flavored vodkas they currently produce.  Pinnacle Citrus is made with French grown wheat that is distilled five times.  Pure French spring water is added before it is shipped to Frankfort Kentucky where natural flavors are added. Read more »


Review: Smirnoff Citrus Vodka

Smirnoff Citrus vodka - CopySmirnoff Citrus Vodka is one of 35 flavored vodkas Smirnoff currently creates with their Recipe 21 vodka as a base.  They start with Midwest grown grain that is triple distilled and filtered 10 times.  Natural flavors are added before bottling at 70 proof. Read more »


Review: Stoli Citros Vodka

Stoli Citros - CopyStoli Citros vodka was introduced June 2003.  It is one of 17 vodka flavors Stoli crafts with winter wheat and pure Artesian well water.  It is triple distilled and then filtered four times through quartz, Siberian birch, quartz again, and finally a tightly woven cloth.  Natural citrus flavor is infused prior to the final filtration. Read more »


Review: Belvedere Citrus Vodka

Belvedere Citrus vodka - CopyBelvedere Citrus vodka was launched November 2003 along with their Pomarancza flavor.  It was originally called Cytrus, and is now one of five flavored vodka’s Belvedere currently crafts in Poland with Dankowskie Rye and pure Artesian well water.  The water is sourced from their own wells and it undergoes an 11 step purification process that includes reverse osmosis.  The flavors and aromas of Italian and Argentine lemons and Mexican limes are extracted in three separate macerations.  These essential oils are then blended with the vodka.  No sugar or artificial flavor is added before bottling at 80 proof. Read more »


Review: Ketel One Citroen Vodka

Ketel One Citroen vodka - CopyKetel One Citroen vodka was introduced in 2000.  The Nolet family has been distilling vodka for ten generations at their distillery in Schiedam Holland.  It is made with 100% GMO free European wheat.  They start with a column distillation process with a portion redistilled in small batches in copper pot stills.  Each batch is individually charcoal filtered.  It is then blended with the column distilled vodka and water.  The vodka then rests in tile lined tanks until it is ready.  The vodka is then infused with the natural oils essence of Southern European and West African lemons and two varieties of Caribbean limes before bottling at 80 proof. Read more »


Review: Grey Goose Le Citron Vodka

Grey Goose Le Citron vodka - CopyGrey Goose Le Citron vodka was introduced January 2002.  It was their first flavored vodka.  They now produce five flavors.  It is made in France with soft winter wheat grown on farms in Northern France.    It is distilled once using a five column distillation process.  Pristine spring water that has been naturally filtered through Champaign limestone from the Cognac region of France is blended with the vodka before it is filtered through cellulose and carbon.  Lemons grown in Brazil, Argentina, and the Menton region of France are delivered to a parfumerie where the flavors and aromas are extracted.  These oils are then blended with their original vodka.  Menton lemons are grown in the South of France and are larger and thicker skinned than North and South American lemons.  The flavor is also milder and less acidic. Read more »