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Posts from the ‘Flavored Vodka’ Category


Review: Square One Bergamot Vodka

Square One Bergamot Vodka was launched in 2009.  It is one of five Square One Vodka varieties produced at Distilled Resources in Rigby Idaho.  The others include Basil, Botanical, Cucumber, and their Original Organic.  Square One is a female owned and operated company headed by company CEO and Founder Allison Evanow.  A Bergamot is a citrus fruit that looks like a lime, and is believed to be a genetic hybrid of a lemon and Seville orange.  They are grown primarily in Southern Italy and the shores of the Mediterranean Sea.  Square One Bergamot is made from a vodka base of organic rye grown in North Dakota, and pristine water originating in the Teton Mountains of Wyoming.  After a unique organic fermentation, the spirit is small batch four column continuous distilled and filtered once through a simple micro paper filter.  The vodka base is layered with the citrus oils of pressed Mandarin, Navel, and Tangerine oranges and finished with the botanical essences of ginger, coriander, and juniper.  The vodka is bottled at 80 proof unfiltered after the flavor infusion to . Read more »


Review: Hanson of Sonoma Organic Cucumber Vodka

Hanson of Sonoma Organic Cucumber Vodka is one of six vodka varieties crafted by the Hanson Family in Sonoma California.  The others include Mandarin, Ginger, Boysenberry, Espresso, and their Original unflavored.  The vodka base is made from organic Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and French Colombard grapes and pure artesian well water.  The spirit is seven times small batch distilled in a pot still and a column still with 50 distillation plates.  A proprietary seven stage filtration follows.  The vodka base is then infused with organic cucumber before hand bottling at 80 proof. Read more »


Review: Greenbar Tru Lemon Vodka

Greenbar Tru Lemon Vodka is crafted from a vodka base made from organic wheat and distilled in a continuous column still at the Greenbar Distillery in Los Angeles California.  After a gentle charcoal filtration, 2000 hand-zested Eureka Lemons are infused in every small batch.  That’s right only three ingredients are used, organic wheat, organic Eureka Lemons, and pure water filtered through reverse osmosis.  Eureka lemons are a variety of Citrus Limon that was developed in California in 1958. Read more »


Review: Rock Town Mandarin Orange Vodka

Rock Town Mandarin Orange Vodka is one of four vodka varieties produced at the first legal distillery in Arkansas since prohibition.  Phil Brandon founded the distillery in 2010 in downtown Littlerock Arkansas.  The other varieties include their Original, Basil, and Grapefruit.  Rock Town Mandarin Orange starts with the Original vodka base made from local Arkansas corn grown by the Stobaugh Brothers.  The vodka is distilled 6 times and filtered to be ultra smooth.  Natural flavors including Satsuma, a Japanese Mandarin variety are infused before bottling at 70 proof. Read more »


Review: Chase Orange Marmalade Vodka

Chase Orange Marmalade Vodka was initially a limited edition release.  The response was so strong it was made one of their flagship flavors.  It is made from a vodka base crafted with King Edward, and Lady Claire potatoes, estate grown on the family farm.  16 tonnes of potatoes are needed to make 1000 liters of alcohol.  Once harvested the potatoes are fermented with brewers yeast for one week.  The spirit is distilled four times in a Bespoke copper batch still and then twice more in a rectification column still.  The column is the tallest of its kind on the world.  At 70 feet it raises through the roof of the barn.  Water drawn from an onsite aquifer filtered through reverse osmosis and deionized is blended to reduce to proof.  The vodka base is marinated with thick cut orange marmalade and ribbons of peel from Seville Oranges.  The spirit is distilled again with orange peel from Valencia.  A final maceration with rough cut marmalade is followed by a chill filtration.  The vodka is bottling onsite at 80 proof in Herefordsshire England Wisconsin.             Read more »


Review: Rock Town Grapefruit Vodka

Rock Town Grapefruit Vodka is one of three flavored vodka’s produced at the first legal distillery in Arkansas since prohibition.  The other flavors include Mandarin Orange, and Basil.  The distillery was founded by Phil Brandon in 2010.  Each flavored vodka starts with the Original Rock Town Vodka base, made from corn grown in Arkansas within 125 miles of their downtown Little Rock distillery.  Little Rock Arkansas was originally named La Petite Rock by French explorer Jean-Baptiste Bernard de La Harpe because of the rock formation along the Arkansas River in now downtown Little Rock.  The vodka base is distilled 6 times and filtered to be ultra smooth.  Natural flavors are infused before bottling at 70 proof.  The Rock Town Distillery also produces moonshine, bourbon, whiskey, and rye. Read more »


Review: Crown Valley Pink Lemonade Vodka

Crown Valley Pink Lemonade Vodka is one of four vodkas crafted in small batches from grapes grown on the 8000 acre Joe Scott Sr. owned estate that includes a vineyard and winery, a big cat sanctuary, a bison farm and the Crown Valley Brewing and Distilling estate.  The other vodka flavors include Blackberry, Pumpkin Cheesecake, and their original unflavored.  The brewery and distillery are housed in the old Coffman School House in Ste. Genevieve Missouri.  It was revitalized in 2008, and the distillery opened May 2009.  Beside Beer, Hard Cider, and Vodka they distill Moonshine and Gin.  The vodka is distilled in a custom stainless steel still and then cold filtered.  Natural flavors and certified color are blended before bottling at 70 proof. Read more »


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: Devotion Wild Cherry Vodka

Devotion Wild Cherry Vodka is one of six sugar free flavored vodka’s in the Devotion Spirits stable.  The other flavors include Coconut, Blood Orange, Black and Blue, Perfect Cosmo, and Tiki.  They also produce an unflavored Pure vodka.  These vodka’s are made from 100% corn base and are distilled six times at Death Door Distillery in Middleton Wisconsin.  Devotion Vodka was launched by Founder Drew Adelman November 2009 with the release of the worlds first protein infused vodka.  In creating their flavored vodka’s, Drew teamed up with Allen Flavors, the maker of Arizona Iced Tea to develop a process of eliminating sugars as a flavoring agent in vodka.  Devotion Wild Cherry Vodka uses an essence process along with natural flavor compounds. Read more »


Review: Crop Organic Cucumber Vodka

Crop Organic Cucumber Vodka was introduced in 2008.  It is made from American grown organic corn harvested from fertile soil, free of artificial fertilizers, pesticides, and chemicals.  The Crop Vodka base is distilled in column stills so efficiently that no carbon treatment or charcoal filtering is required.  Organic cucumbers grown in the Midwest are infused with the vodka, before bottling at 70 proof.  Crop also makes an unflavored Artisanal Vodka, an organic Tomato, and Meyer Lemon flavored vodka.  At one time they also made a Spiced Pumpkin flavor. Read more »