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Posts from the ‘Vanilla Vodka’ Category

26
Dec

Review: Heritage Vanilla Vodka

Heritage Vanilla Vodka is one of 22 naturally flavored vodkas released October 31 2014 by Heritage Distilling Company when they opened their waterfront location in downtown Gig Harbor Washington.  While most craft distilleries are satisfied creating 1-4 spirits, a quick glance at the Heritage website shows the nearly 40 spirits they have created since their distillery first opened 4 years ago.  Heritage Vanilla is small batch distilled from wine grapes.  Natural flavors are blended with the vodka base before bottling at 60 proof. Read more »

14
Dec

Review: Triple Eight Vanilla Vodka

triple-eight-vanilla-vodka-copyTriple Eight Vanilla Vodka is crafted on the island of Nantucket located 30 miles south of Cape Cod Massachusetts.  The vodka base is made from organic wheat grown in Italy and it is triple distilled in a pot still.  Pure soft water drawn from well #888 is blended to reduce to proof.  Real vanilla beans from both New Guinea and Madagascar are infused with the vodka with one very large vanilla bean included with each bottle. Read more »

2
Dec

Review: Oyo Honey Vanilla Bean Vodka

oyo-honey-vanilla-bean-vodka-copyOyo Honey Vanilla Bean Vodka is one of two seasonal vodkas crafted at the Middle West Distillery in Columbus Ohio at a former auto service garage.  The other flavor is Stone Fruit.  Both are made from a vodka base made from 100% soft red winter wheat, sourced from farms within an 80 mile radius of the distillery.  The wheat is milled down, and the bran is removed at one local mill to ensure consistency.  Water, yeast, and the wheat grain is warmed and fermented for 4 days.  It is distilled in a custom built German Kothe combination pot and double column still.  The vodka base is infused with local wildflower honey, and fair trade vanilla beans from Uganda.  Oyo Honey Vanilla Bean Vodka is then hand bottled, corked, and dipped in wax.  Brady Konya and Ryan Lang founded Middle West Spirits in 2008 and opened for production in 2008.  OYO, pronounced O why O, is named for the state it is produced in. Read more »

25
Mar

Review: Five Wives Heavenly Vodka

Five Wives Heavenly Vodka - CopyFive Wives Heavenly Vodka was introduced October 2013 with their Sinful, Cinnamon flavored vodka.  It is made in Ogden Utah with 100% corn and Wasatch Mountain Spring water gathered five gallons at a time.  Imitation vanilla custard flavor is added before bottling at 70 proof.  Ogden’s Own distillery is located near a transcontinental rail stop at the infamous two-bit street.  “Any man’s desire fulfilled for two-bits.”  A man could gamble, drink bootleg liquor, smoke opium, or befall a worse fate. Read more »

28
Oct

Review: Pearl Vanilla Bean Vodka

Pearl Vanilla Bean vodka - CopyPearl Vanilla Bean Vodka is one of three flavored vodka’s Pearl introduced June 2015.  They currently create 18 flavored vodkas.  It is crafted in small batches with pure water from Canadian Rocky Mountain streams and soft Canadian winter wheat.  The vodka is distilled five times and filtered six times before natural and artificial flavors are infused. Read more »

24
Nov

Review: Cariel Vanilla Vodka

cariel vanilla vodka - CopyCariel Vanilla vodka was the first vanilla flavored vodka when it was introduced in 2000, after five years of development.  It is created through batch blending in which small batches of distilled Swedish Barley are blended with a distillate from Swedish Winter Wheat and pure spring water.  It is triple distilled and then infused with creamy vanilla from vanilla orchids found in South West India and floral vanilla from Madagascar. Read more »

19
Aug

Review: Stoli Vanil Vodka

Stoli Vanil vodka - CopyStoli Vanil vodka was introduced in 1996.  It was the worlds first vanilla flavored vodka and it is one of 17 vodka flavors currently created by Stoli in Latvia with wheat and pure artisian well water.  It is triple distilled and filtered four times before natural Madagascan and Indonesian vanilla bean flavor is added.  Read more »

13
Jul

Review: Three Olives Vanilla Vodka

Three Olives vanilla - CopyThree Olives Vanilla vodka was introduced January 2003.  It is one of 27 vodka flavors Three-O creates in England with vodka made from English winter wheat and water from Lake Vyrnmy in Wales that is quadruple distilled and triple filtered through charcoal.  Natural flavors are added in Lawrenceburg Indiana where it is bottled at 35% alcohol.  Three-O Vanilla vodka was one of the first vanilla flavored vodka’s on the market but with over twenty vanilla flavored vodka’s to choose from and new competition from cake and whipped cream flavored vodka’s the competition has intensified. Read more »

4
Jul

Review: Svedka Vanilla Vodka

Svedka vanilla - CopySvedka Vanilla vodka is one of 11 vodkas made in Sweden by Svedka.  Every 750ML bottle of Svedka starts with 4 pounds of Swedish Winter wheat.  Ice cold water from underground springs and yeast is added before a continuous distillation process is used.  The vodka is then run through high-performance purification columns five seperate times to remove impurities.  Pure vanilla beans are then infused for three months before bottling at 75 proof. Read more »

29
Jun

Review: Cupcake Frosting Vodka

Cupcake frosting vodka - CopyCupcake Frosting vodka was introduced April 2011 and it was one of six vodka flavors Cupcake created in California.  As of this publication production has ceased, making this a Ghost Spirit.  Vodka does not go bad so you may still find an orphan bottle at your local liquor store.  It is made with select American grain and is distilled six times.  It was part of  The Wine Group based in Livermore California the producers of some of America’s  best selling wines including Franzia, Mogen David, Almaden, Fish Eye, Flip Flop and of coarse Cupcake Vineyards. Read more »