Review: New Amsterdam Lemon Vodka
New Amsterdam Lemon Vodka was just released. This is New Amsterdam’s eighth flavored vodka. A Ninth, Raspberry will arrive next month. New Amsterdam Vodka sales grew by 36% in 2016 and now exceed 5 million cases per year. This makes them the second largest domestic vodka brand, trailing only Smirnoff. Not bad for a vodka first introduced in 2011. New Amsterdam Lemon starts with a vodka base made from the finest grains. It is distilled 5 times and filtered 3 times. Natural lemon flavors are infused before bottling at 70 proof.The aroma is lemon with a grain vodka backing. The bright lemon entry is both sweet and juicy. It builds to a tart lemonade peak and fades with creamy lemon sorbet flavor. The finish is warm with vodka notes bleeding through the whole lemon flavor and leaving a bitter lemon peel taste. New Amsterdam Lemon Vodka has a nice burst of sweetened lemon flavor that will work well mixed in your next cocktail. While New Amsterdam already makes a citrus flavored vodka that leads with lemon flavor, I find New Amsterdam Lemon Vodka superior in both taste and finish.
Five Point Scale
Flavor Intensity: 3.75
Vodka Taste/Presence: 3.5
Award: Silver Medal