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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: 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: Deep Eddy Orange Vodka

Deep Eddy Orange Vodka was just released.  This is their sixth flavored vodka.  The other flavors include Ruby Red Grapefruit, Lemon, Peach, Sweet Tea, and Cranberry.  They all start with Deep Eddy Straight Vodka as the base.  It is made from sweet corn and spring water from deep aquifers in Texas Hill Country.  It is column distilled ten times in a 20 foot column still and slowly filtered six times over charcoal.  Deep Eddy Orange is made with the freshest blend of oranges grown by farmers across America. Read more »


Review: Boru Orange Vodka

Boru_Orange_VodkaBoru Orange Vodka is made in Ireland from locally grown wheat and pristine spring water.  It is distilled five times and filtered through ten feet of Atlantic oak charcoal.  Natural flavor from Spanish Valencia Oranges is blended before bottling at 80 proof.  Orange is one of three flavors they create.  The others include Citrus, and Crazzberry.  Boru is named after King Brian Boru who in 1029 at the age of 88 lead the battle at Clontarf, near Dublin where they defeated the Danish Vikings, liberating Ireland forever. Read more »


Review: Rokk Orange Vodka

Rokk Orange Vodka - CopyRokk Orange Vodka is one of five varieties of vodka introduced by Diageo under the Rokk label in 2010.  The other flavors include Raspberry, Apple, Citrus, and unflavored.  Rokk vodka is created in Sweden with European wheat and glacial spring water in Kalby Sweden.  The vodka is distilled four times and freeze filtered.  Natural flavor is infused before bottling at 70 proof. Read more »


Review: Van Gogh Oranje Vodka

Van Gogh Oranje Vodka - CopyVan Gogh Oranje vodka was introduced in 2000. It is one of 22 flavored vodka’s crafted by Master Distiller Tim Vos in Holland.  Van Gogh starts with a blend of wheat, corn, and barley that is double distilled in small batches in a column still and then distilled again in a pot still.  Purified water is blended to reduce to a proper level.  Sweet Florida orange pulp and skin are then double infused for six weeks before bottling at 70 proof.  Originally Van Gogh Oranje was made with Spanish Oranges but they made the switch a couple of years ago.  I believe the bottle I am reviewing is made with the original Spanish oranges. Read more »


Review: Hanson of Sonoma Mandarin Organic Vodka

Hanson of Sonoma Mandarin vodka - CopyHanson of Sonoma Mandarin Organic vodka was introduced in 2013.  It is one of six vodka’s the Hanson family crafts in Sonoma California.  The other flavors include, original, ginger, cucumber, espresso, and boysenberry.  The vodka is small batch distilled with grapes and pure Artisan well water using a pot and column still that uses 50 distillation plates.  The vodka undergoes a proprietary seven stage filtration before all natural flavors are infused before bottling at 80 proof. Read more »


Review: Pearl Orange Vodka

Pearl Orange vodka - CopyPearl Orange vodka is one of 16 vodka flavors they craft in micro batches in Alberta Canada.  While they recently introduced three new flavors, they dropped five and redesigned their packaging.  Pearl Orange starts with pure water from Canadian Rocky Mountain streams and soft Canadian winter wheat.  It is distilled five times and filtered six times before natural flavors are infused. Read more »


Review: Shady Fruit Real Valencia Orange Vodka

Shady Fruit Valencia OrangeShady Fruit Real Valencia Orange vodka is one of two new vodka flavors introduced under the Shady Fruit label.  The other flavor is Real Ruby Red Grapefruit.  Valencia oranges are named after Valencia Spain, but they were first hybridized by William Wolfskill in Santa Ana California.  They are primarily used to create orange juice which makes it a perfect partner to mix with vodka.  Their vodka base is gluten free and it is triple column distilled and filtered ten times.  Real fruit juice from concentrate, and no corn syrup are added before bottling at 60 proof. Read more »