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Posts from the ‘Effen Vodka’ Category

29
Aug

Review: Effen Green Apple Vodka

Effen Green Apple Vodka - CopyEffen Green Apple Vodka is one of two new flavored vodka’s just released by Effen.  The previously reviewed Effen Blood Orange is the other flavor.  This is the forth new apple flavored vodka launched this year.  Three Olives Apples and Pears and Smirnoff Sourced Cranberry Apple vodka were also introduced in 2016.  While I’m not ready to select apple as the 2016 Best Tasting Spirits Flavor of the Year, it certainly appears to be the vodka flavor of the year.  Effen Green Apple starts with a vodka base crafted with premium wheat from Northern Holland.  After a low temperature continuous distillation in stainless steel columns the vodka is filtered five times through active carbon in a bottom up filtration process.  Pure spring water that has been filtered through reverse osmosis is blended with the vodka for several days to reduce to proof.  Natural flavor is infused before bottling at 75 proof in their trademark color coordinated polymer sleeved bottle. Read more »

17
Feb

Review: Effen Vodka

Effen Vodka image - CopyEffen Vodka was launched in 2003 when three former partners at KBA Marketing sold the company to build a vodka brand from scratch.  They found a contract distillery in the Netherlands and named their vodka Effen, the Dutch word for smooth.  The brand has since been sold three times and is now part of Beam Suntory.  It is crafted with premium wheat from Northern Holland and pure spring water that has been further filtered through reverse osmosis.  A low temperature continuous rectification process is used to avoid caramelization of the sugars.  This eliminate the bitter after taste found in some vodka’s.  It is then filtered five times through active carbon in a bottom-up filtration process. Read more »

27
Dec

Review: Effen Cucumber Vodka

effen cucumber - CopyEffen Cucumber vodka is one of five vodka flavors Effen creates in Holland starting with a 120 year old recipe.  They start with Dutch grown wheat and pure spring water that has been further filtered through reverse osmosis.  A low temperature continuous rectification process is used to avoid caramelization of the sugars .  This eliminates the bitter after taste found in some vodka’s.  The vodka is then filtered five times through active carbon in a bottom-up filtration process.  Natural cucumber and vanilla flavor is added before bottling at 75 proof in their trademark rubber wrap around bottle.  Effen was not the first cucumber flavored vodka nor the last.  I last counted 9 different cucumber vodka’s on the market today.  Read more »

14
Dec

Review; Effen Dutch Raspberry Vodka

effen dutch raspberry - CopyEffen Dutch Raspberry vodka is one of five vodka flavors Effen creates in Holland starting with a 120 year old recipe.  The use Dutch grown wheat and pure spring water that has been further filtered through reverse osmosis.  A low temperature continuous rectification process is used to avoid caramelization of the sugars.  This eliminates the bitter after taste found in some vodkas.  The vodka is then filtered five times through active carbon in a bottom up filtration process.  Natural raspberry and vanilla flavor is added before bottling at 75 proof in a red insulating polymer bottle sleeved bottle. Read more »

9
Sep

Review: Effen Black Cherry Vodka

effen black cherry - CopyEffen Black Cherry vodka is one of five vodka flavors Effen produces in Holland with a 120 year old recipe.  Effen starts with Dutch wheat and spring water that has been further filtered through reverse osmosis.  A low temperature continuous rectification process is used to avoid caramelization of the sugars.  The vodka is then filtered five times through active carbon in a bottom-up filtration process.  Natural black cherry and vanilla flavor is added.  It is packaged in their trademark bottle with a black wrap around label that is easier to grip, and designed to keep the vodka cold longer. Read more »

20
Feb

Review: Effen Salted Caramel Vodka

Effen Salted Caramel - CopyEffen Salted Caramel vodka was introduced in the summer of 2013.  It is one of fivc vodka flavors Effen produces in Holland starting with a 120 year old recipe.  Effen uses Dutch wheat and spring water that has been further filtered through reverse osmosis.  They use a low temperature continuous rectification process that eliminates the bitterness caused by caramelization of the sugars and all natural ingredients.  Effen is filtered five times through active carbons in a bottom-up filtration process.  It is then packaged in their trademark bottle with a rubber wrap around label that is both easy to grip and designed to keep their vodka cold longer, Effen would look great on any bar shelf. Read more »