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Posts from the ‘Flavored Vodka’ Category

20
Oct

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 »

11
Oct

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 »

4
Oct

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 »

16
Sep

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 »

8
Sep

Review: Grays Peak Meyer Lemon Vodka

Grays Peak Meyer Lemon Vodka is one of 4 spirits in the Grays Peak stable, that includes a straight vodka, and two gins.  It is made from premium corn that is small batch distilled five times and charcoal filtered.  Pure spring water filtered through a proprietary reverse osmosis process that removes any trace minerals typically found in spring water is blended to reduce to proof.  Meyer Lemon flavor is added before bottling at 60 proof.  The Meyer Lemon is native to China and it was introduced to the United States by agricultural explorer Frank Meyer who collected a sample on a trip to China. Read more »

6
Sep

Review: Tahoe Moonshine Peanut Butter Vodka

Tahoe Moonshine Peanut Butter Vodka is made at the Tahoe Moonshine Distillery located in the heart of the Sierra Nevada Mountains on the California side of the lake, 6200 feet above sea level.  Prior to opening the Tahoe Moonshine Distillery, owner and creator Jeffrey VanHee spent time in Costa Rica making rums using molasses as a base for fermenting and infused this rum with mangos, bananas, passion fruit and cinnamon.  He also had an apprenticeship at Fat Dog Spirits in Ybor City Florida, and he attended UC Davis through the American Distilling Institute.  Peanut Butter Vodka is one of nine spirits currently featured on their website.  It is made with their Snowflake Vodka as a base.  This vodka is made from California Wild Flower Honey that is fermented to a mead and distilled in a copper still.  Creamy organic peanut butter is macerated into the vodka base for 11 days before it is distilled a second time. Read more »

29
Aug

Review: Seagrams Juicy Watermelon Vodka

Seagrams Juicy Watermelon Vodka was released June 2017.  Seagrams Vodka is one of over a dozen brands owned by Infinium Spirits.  Those brands include Templeton Rye, Corralejo Tequila, Kerrygold Irish Cream, and Crystal Head Vodka.  A quick look at the Infinium website shows Seagrams also produces an Apple, Peach, Sweet Tea, Red Berry, Ruby Red Grapefruit, and Golden Apricot flavored vodka.  The Seagrams Vodka Facebook page also includes a Grape flavored vodka.  Seagrams Extra Smooth Vodka was awarded a Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2016.  No information is provided as to whether this is the vodka base used for Seagrams Juicy Watermelon Vodka.  Seagrams Juicy Watermelon Vodka is made from high quality American grain.  It is distilled 5 times.  Flavor is added at the distillery in Lawrenceburg Indiana before it is bottled at 70 proof. Read more »

25
Aug

Review: Western Son Yuzu Vodka

Western Son Yuzu Vodka is the newest of eight flavored vodkas made at the Western Son Distillery.  The Yuzu fruit is a Japanese citrus fruit that originated in China.  It grows to the size of a tangerine.  The flavor has been compared to a grapefruit with Mandarin Orange overtones.  Yuzu is a popular ingredient in Japanese beer and has also been used to produce a beer for New Belgium Brewery, and Charleston Beer Works.  Western Son Yuzu Vodka is made from yellow corn.  It is distilled ten times through a 20 foot column still and filtered four times.  Water filtered through reverse osmosis is blended to reduce to proof.  Natural Yuzu essence and natural flavors are infused before bottling at 60 proof.  Read more »

23
Aug

Review: Burnetts Watermelon Vodka

Burnetts Watermelon Vodka was introduced in 2005.  While Burnetts wasn’t the first watermelon flavored vodka, Smirnoff Watermelon Twist was released in 2004, it was along with Three Olives Watermelon, one of the first three.  Watermelon is one of 37 flavored vodka’s made by Heaven Hills Brands under the Burnetts label.  With Pinnacle Vodka reducing their flavored vodka lineup to 30, Burnetts now only trails Smirnoff and their 42 flavors.  Burnetts Watermelon Vodka is made from 100% grain in Bardstown Ketucky.  The vodka base is quadruple distilled and triple charcoal filtered.  Natural flavors are infused before bottling at 70 proof. Read more »

19
Aug

Review: Western Son Big Stripe Watermelon Vodka

Western Son Big Stripe Watermelon Vodka is one of eight flavored vodkas created at the Western Son Distillery in a former panty factory in Pilot Point Texas.  Believe it or not there are over 1200 cultivars of watermelon.  Big Stripe is a member of the Crimson Sweet Watermelon family and is commonly grown in Texas.  It has a light green rind and darker green stripes.  The flesh is red and sweet with large black seeds.  The Western Son vodka base is made from yellow corn, and is distilled ten times through a 20 foot column still and filtered four times.  Water filtered through reverse osmosis is blended to reduce to proof.  Natural watermelon essence and natural flavors are infused before bottling at 60 proof. Read more »