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Posts from the ‘Skyy Vodka’ Category

6
Apr

Review: Skyy Infusions California Apricot Vodka

Skyy Infusions California Apricot Vodka was released in March.  It is finally arriving on store shelves in the Midwest.  With 94% of the apricots grown in the USA coming from California, it’s no surprise the apricots used to produce this vodka are grown there.  This is Skyy’s 18th flavored vodka in their Infusions product line.  Several years ago I was asked to predict the next three new flavors of vodka.  The three I selected were Apricot, Cantaloupe, and Banana Cream Pie.  This was at the height of the popularity of Pinnacle Whipped Vodka.  Since then Grey Goose introduced Le Melon, their Cavaillon melon flavored vodka.  In February 2016 Belvedere launched Peach Nectar Vodka, a vodka infused with American Peaches and Polish Apricots.  This was followed by Western Son Apricot and Seagrams Apricot Vodka.  I’m still waiting on that Banana Cream Pie flavored vodka, and I’m a little surprised no one has released a Celery flavored vodka.  Skyy Apricot starts with a vodka base made from Midwestern grown wheat that is quadruple distilled in Pekin Illinois.  Upon arriving in San Jose California the vodka is blended with water filtered through reverse osmosis.  The vodka is then triple filtered through California limestone.  The vodka is infused with California grown apricot and other natural flavors before bottling at 70 proof.  Read more »

21
Sep

Review: Skyy Infusions Bartlett Pear Vodka

skyy-infusions-bartlett-pear-image-copySkyy Infusions Bartlett Pear Vodka was just released.  It is the 17th flavored vodka in their Infusions line of vodka.  The Bartlett Pear’s origin dates back to the 1760’s in England and was first named a Williams Pear.  Seeds from this pear were first brought to the US around 1800.  They were planted in Massachusetts on an estate later acquired by Enoch Bartlett.  Hence the Bartlett name.  Today nearly 50% of the pears harvested in the US are Bartlett Pears.  This is actually down from the 80% market share they enjoyed 30 years ago.  Bartlett Pears are eaten fresh and they are used for canning, puree and pear juice.  Pear is not a common vodka flavor and two of the pear flavored vodkas currently in my bar, one made by Smirnoff, and the other by Hangar One, are no longer available.  Skyy Infusions Bartlett Pear is made from a vodka base of Midwestern grown wheat that is quadruple distilled in Pekin Illinois.  Upon arriving in San Jose California the vodka is blended with water filtered through reverse osmosis and then filtered through California Limestone.  The vodka is then infused with Bartlett Pear and other natural flavors before bottling at 70 proof.    Read more »

14
Mar

Review: Skyy Infusions Honeycrisp Apple Vodka

Skyy Infusions Honey Crisp Apple Vodka - CopySkyy Infusions Honeycrisp Apple Vodka was just released.  It is one of 18 Infusion flavors currently in the Skyy product line.  The Honeycrisp Apple was developed at the University of Minnesota in 1960 and released in 1991.  In a short period of time Honeycrisp Apples have become one of the top ten selling apple varieties in the US.  Skyy starts with Midwestern grown wheat that is quadruple distilled in Pekin Illinois.  Upon its arrival in San Jose California the vodka is blended with water filtered through reverse osmosis and then triple filtered through California limestone.  The vodka is infused with Honeycrisp Apple and other natural flavors and bottled at 70 proof. Read more »

13
Mar

Review: Skyy Infusions Tropical Mango Vodka

Skyy Infusions Tropical Mango VodkaSkyy Infusions Tropical Mango Vodka was just released.  It is one of 18 Infusion flavors currently in the Skyy product line.  Skyy starts with Midwestern grown wheat that is quadruple distilled in Pekin Illinois.  Upon its arrival in San Jose California the vodka is blended with water filtered through reverse osmosis and then triple filtered through California limestone.  The vodka is infused with tropical mango and other natural flavors and bottled at 70 proof. Read more »

22
Dec

Review: Skyy Infusions Grape Vodka

Skyy Infusions Grape Vodka imageSkyy Infusions Grape Vodka is one of 16 Infusion flavors currently in the Skyy product line.  Skyy starts with Midwestern grown wheat that is quadruple distilled in Pekin Illinois.  Upon its arrival in San Jose the vodka is blended with water filtered through reverse osmosis.  The vodka is then triple filtered through California limestone before it is infused with natural grape flavor. Read more »

9
Nov

Review: Skyy Infusions Dragon Fruit Vodka

Skyy Dragon Fruit Vodka - CopySkyy Infusions Dragon Fruit Vodka was introduced in 2011.  It is one of 16 Infusion flavors in their current product line.  Dragon Fruit is native to Mexico and it is the fruit of several cactus species.  Skyy starts with Midwestern grown wheat that is quadruple distilled in Pekin Illinois and upon its arrival in San Jose the vodka is blended with water filtered though reverse osmosis and then triple filtered through California limestone.  Natural dragon fruit flavor is infused before bottling at 70 proof. Read more »

19
Sep

Review: Skyy Infusions Coastal Cranberry Vodka

Skyy Infusions Coastal Cranberry - CopySkyy Infusions Coastal Cranberry Vodka was just introduced.  They now offer 16 varieties in their Infusion line of flavored vodka.  While cranberry is a very popular juice to mix with vodka, there have been relatively few cranberry flavored vodkas introduced.  One that was once produced Stoli Cranberi is no longer, and two that are still available are combined with other fruits.  Pinnacle Cranapple is blended with apple and Absolut Cherry combines cranberry with cherry and plum.  Only someone reading the Absolut Cherry label would know cranberry was one of the ingredients.  Coastal Cranberry is made with Midwestern grown wheat that is quadruple distilled, blended with water filtered through reverse osmosis, and triple filtered through California Limestone.  Natural cranberry flavor is then infused. Read more »

17
Sep

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 »

19
May

Review: Skyy Barcraft White Sangria Vodka

Skyy Barcraft White Sangria - CopySkyy Barcraft White Sangria vodka is one of three new vodka’s just released by Skyy under their new Barcraft label.  The other two flavors are Margarita Lime, and Watermelon Fresca.  Depending on the market you live in this is either the first or second Sangria flavored vodka.  UV also just released a Sangria flavored vodka.  It is safe to say it is the first White Sangria flavored vodka.  The Barcraft line of vodka’s are designed to be mixed with a single ingredient to create bar quality cocktails at home. It is made with grain distilled in four column stills in Pekin Illinois and triple filtered through California limestone.  It is blended with water filtered through reverse osmosis in San Jose California before natural flavors are added. Read more »

9
May

Review: Skyy Barcraft Watermelon Fresca Vodka

Skyy Barcraft Watermelon Fresca vodka - CopySkyy Barcraft Watermelon Fresca is one of three new flavored vodka’s just released by Skyy under their new Barcraft line.  The other two flavors are Margarita Lime, and White Sangria.  The Barcraft line of vodka’s are designed to be mixed with a single ingredient to create bar quality cocktails at home.  It is made with grain distilled in four column stills in Pekin Illinois, and triple filtered through California limestone.  It is then delivered by railcar to San Jose California where it is blended with water filtered through reverse osmosis.  Natural flavors are added before bottling at 60 proof. Read more »