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Flavoured Vodka

Flavoured Vodkas have been produced for centuries. Initially, extra ingredients were added to mask the harsh taste of rough cuts in early distillates. Nowadays flavouring vodka is a mark of the distiller's skill. The best examples offer a pure, non-confected representation of the key note flavour - not so easily achieved, as many fall into the 'too sweet' trap. Flavoured vodkas are now in vogue with several celebrity affiliated brands leaving a mark on popular culture. Their convenience and versatility as mixers means there's a steady demand, and the flavour range currently available is better than ever. Click here to learn more about Vodka.

    Vincent Van Gogh Coconut Flavoured Vodka (700ml)
    Schiedam, NETHERLANDS
    $59. 99 Bottle
    $719.88 Dozen
    ABV: 35%

    In 2000, Vincent Van Gogh Vodka was released and made a stunning entry into the highly competitive world vodka market. The brand received a Five-Star rating (the highest recommendation) from the highly respected "Spirit Journal." Shortly after, the "Wine Enthusiast" rated the Vodka 94/100 commenting: "The nose is rich and full, and the body is big and lush with a wonderful "bread-dough" quality that gives this vodka character and an oily sweetness. The finish is long, leaving the mouth with a final burst of pepperiness, and the oilness of the vodka seems to coat the throat. This vodka makes a stylish martini. 40% Alc./Vol."

    The complete range of Van Gogh Vodkas are produced under contract at Dirkzwager Distillery, in Schiedam Holland , a family owned company established 125 years ago. Besides producing their own brands, the distillery also produce many private labels, including Van Gogh, various vodka-based Liqueurs and Amsterdam vodkas. Dirkzwager Distilleries Master Distiller, Mr. Tim Vos, handcrafts Van Gogh Vodka in small batches using the finest grains - primarily a combination of wheat and a little corn and barley. The vodka is distilled twice in column stills and then a third time in a traditional pot still to produce a spirit of the highest refinement. The copper pot still takes the "bite" out of the alcohol,making the vodka particularly smooth. Purified water which is considered superior over distilled water is employed. Mr. Vos believes that when water is distilled, it takes the character out and the water becomes a liquid without identity. Mr.Vos's desire and passion to continuously achieve perfection is evident in his award-winning vodkas, all made through this same multiple distillation process.

    Van Gogh's patented square-shouldered bottles are frosted white, etched and feature Vincent van Gogh's paintings. These are finished in multiple silk-screened colours, and can be viewed in three dimensions. The magnifying effect of the vodka makes the pictures larger, creating a different scene when the bottle is turned.

    In perpetual pursuit of the perfect Martini for any ocassion, the Van Gogh company has compiled over 6,700 martini recipes for any mood (this number is soon to reach 10,000), available at www.vangoghvodka.com and also available by CD. These recipes include the Van Gogh Vodka flavours which are now also available in Australia: Citroen, Oranje, Wild Appel, Vanilla, Dutch Chocolate, Raspberry, Pineapple, Melon and Coconut - all made with the highest quality196 proof distilled alcohol and double-infused during a 6-week long process. The bold-tasting, all-natural flavours of these vodkas allow Van Gogh Vodkas to create the greatest number and best-tasting martinis of any vodka.

    The all natural coconut flavor in Van Gogh Coconut Vodka comes from the white fibers in the coconut fruit.
    No tasting notes available. 35% Alc./Vol.

    COCONUT CHOCOLATE PEAR MARTINI
    60ml Van Gogh Coconut Vodka
    60ml Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate Vodka
    30ml pear liqueur
    Pour ingredient into cocktail shaker and add crushed ice. Let stand for five seconds. Shake vigorously for five seconds. Strain into martini glass. Garnish with Hershey's Rich Dark Chocolate Kiss.

    COCONUT CITRUS MARTINI

    60ml Van Gogh Coconut Vodka
    60ml Van Gogh Citroen Vodka
    30ml Triple Sec Liqueur
    Pour ingredient into cocktail shaker and add crushed ice. Let stand for five seconds. Shake vigorously for five seconds. Strain into martini glass. Garnish with lemon twist and coconut chunk.
    Vincent Van Gogh Acai-Blueberry Flavoured Vodka (750ml)
    Schiedam, NETHERLANDS
    $59. 99 Bottle
    $719.88 Dozen
    ABV: 35%

    Dirkzwager Distilleries Master Distiller, Mr. Tim Vos, handcrafts Van Gogh Vodka in small batches using the finest grains - primarily a combination of wheat and a little corn and barley. The vodka is distilled twice in column stills and then a third time in a traditional pot still to produce a spirit of the highest refinement. The copper pot still takes the "bite" out of the alcohol, making the vodka particularly smooth. Purified water which is considered superior over distilled water is employed. Mr. Vos believes that when water is distilled, it takes the character out and the water becomes a liquid without identity. Mr.Vos's desire and passion to continuously achieve perfection is evident in his award-winning vodkas, all made through this same multiple distillation process.

    The Acai berry (pronounced ah-SIGH-ee), is one of the most nutritional food sources known to man, and while small in size, packs a nutritional punch greater than any other food in the world. Derived from the Acai Palm Trees in the Amazon Rainforest of Brazil, the berry itself is mostly seed (in fact, about 90%), covered in a small amount of pulp. They have a berry flavour with a subtle chocolatey after taste.

    Other reviews... The bouquet offers delightfully tart fragrances of ripe blueberry, blackberry and black cherry, with intriguing side notes of cocoa bean, textile and green vegetation. Entry is mildly sweet at first, then turns refreshingly tart and acidic; midpalate features the flavor of ripe and bittersweet berries. Ends ripe, appealingly tart and fresh-tasting. P.P. (5/1/2008) 90-95 points: Superb/Highly Recommended.

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    Vincent Van Gogh Espresso Flavoured Vodka (700ml)
    Schiedam, NETHERLANDS
    $59. 99 Bottle
    $719.88 Dozen
    ABV: 35%

    The complete range of Van Gogh Vodkas are produced under contract at Dirkzwager Distillery, in Schiedam Holland, a family owned company established 125 years ago. Besides producing their own brands, the distillery also produce many private labels, including Van Gogh, various vodka-based Liqueurs and Amsterdam vodkas.

    Dirkzwager Distilleries Master Distiller, Mr. Tim Vos, handcrafts Van Gogh Vodka in small batches using the finest grains - primarily a combination of wheat and a little corn and barley. The vodka is distilled twice in column stills and then a third time in a traditional pot still to produce a spirit of the highest refinement. The copper pot still takes the "bite" out of the alcohol, making the vodka particularly smooth. Purified water which is considered superior over distilled water is employed. Mr. Vos believes that when water is distilled, it takes the character out and the water becomes a liquid without identity. Mr.Vos's desire and passion to continuously achieve perfection is evident in his award-winning vodkas, all made through this same multiple distillation process.

    Van Gogh Espresso Vodka utilizes Columbian coffee beans, which are then infused with premium grain alcohol. This is a quick and thrifty solution for creating a classic Espresso Martini.

    Tasting note: Crystal clear appearance. What a compelling opening sniff! Equates to dipping your nose into a bag of freshly ground coffee. Stunning purity. The initial impact subsides, but only marginally, with the aromas turning towards milk chocolate and gently toasted coconut. Retains excellent intensity even after ample aeration, as many other flavoured vodkas don’t. A soft, silky entry leads into a mid palate burst of creamy coffee flavours that just avoids been overly sweet. A subtle spirit warmth adds depth. Dries towards the finish with a persistent cafe-creme, marzipan note returning into the aftertaste. A stunning effort! 35% Alc./Vol.



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    Vincent Van Gogh Raspberry Flavoured Vodka (750ml)
    Schiedam, NETHERLANDS
    $59. 99 Bottle
    $719.88 Dozen
    ABV: 40%

    In 2000, Vincent Van Gogh Vodka was released and made a stunning entry into the highly competitive world vodka market. The brand received a Five-Star rating (the highest recommendation) from the highly respected "Spirit Journal." Shortly after, the "Wine Enthusiast" rated the Vodka 94/100 commenting: "The nose is rich and full, and the body is big and lush with a wonderful "bread-dough" quality that gives this vodka character and an oily sweetness. The finish is long, leaving the mouth with a final burst of pepperiness, and the oilness of the vodka seems to coat the throat. This vodka makes a stylish martini. 40% Alc./Vol."

    The complete range of Van Gogh Vodkas are produced under contract at Dirkzwager Distillery, in Schiedam Holland , a family owned company established 125 years ago. Besides producing their own brands, the distillery also produce many private labels, including Van Gogh, various vodka-based Liqueurs and Amsterdam vodkas. Dirkzwager Distilleries Master Distiller, Mr. Tim Vos, handcrafts Van Gogh Vodka in small batches using the finest grains - primarily a combination of wheat and a little corn and barley. The vodka is distilled twice in column stills and then a third time in a traditional pot still to produce a spirit of the highest refinement. The copper pot still takes the "bite" out of the alcohol,making the vodka particularly smooth. Purified water which is considered superior over distilled water is employed. Mr. Vos believes that when water is distilled, it takes the character out and the water becomes a liquid without identity. Mr.Vos's desire and passion to continuously achieve perfection is evident in his award-winning vodkas, all made through this same multiple distillation process.

    Van Gogh's patented square-shouldered bottles are frosted white, etched and feature Vincent Van Gogh's paintings. These are finished in multiple silk-screened colours, and can be viewed in three dimensions. The magnifying effect of the vodka makes the pictures larger, creating a different scene when the bottle is turned.

    In perpetual pursuit of the perfect Martini for any ocassion, the Van Gogh company has compiled over 6,700 martini recipes for any mood (this number is soon to reach 10,000), available at www.vangoghvodka.com and also available by CD. These recipes include the Van Gogh Vodka flavours which are now also available in Australia: Citroen, Oranje, Wild Appel, Vanilla, Dutch Chocolate, Raspberry, Pineapple, Melon and Coconut - all made with the highest quality196 proof distilled alcohol and double-infused during a 6-week long process. The bold-tasting, all-natural flavours of these vodkas allow Van Gogh Vodkas to create the greatest number and best-tasting martinis of any vodka.

    The raspberries that are used to produce Van Gogh Raspberry are grown in the southern part of Holland on islands called Zeeland. The ocean breeze makes the berries harder with less sugar but with more flavour.

    Tasting notes: Clear, slightly viscous appearance. Initial sniffs reveal moderate aromas of raspberry jube and cherry glace. With time the bouquet is more maraschino like than berry, with suggestions of raspberry jam emerging late. The palate is light to medium, gently sweet and again, more reminiscent of maraschino liqueur. Concludes mildly tart with glace cherry and warming spices. Odd. 35% Alc./Vol.

    RASPBERRY BANANA MARTINI
    60ml Van Gogh Raspberry Vodka
    15ml crème de banana
    Pour ingredient into cocktail shaker and add crushed ice. Let stand for five seconds. Shake vigorously for five seconds. Strain into martini glass. Garnish with banana slice.

    RASPBERRY BLACKBERRY MARTINI

    60ml Van Gogh Raspberry Vodka
    15ml blackberry schnapps
    Pour ingredient into cocktail shaker and add crushed ice. Let stand for five seconds. Shake vigorously for five seconds. Strain into martini glass. Garnish with Hershey's Dark Chocolate Kiss.



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    Vincent Van Gogh Citroen Flavoured Vodka (750ml)
    Schiedam, NETHERLANDS
    $59. 99 Bottle
    $719.88 Dozen
    ABV: 40%

    In 2000, Vincent Van Gogh Vodka was released and made a stunning entry into the highly competitive world vodka market. The brand received a Five-Star rating (the highest recommendation) from the highly respected "Spirit Journal." Shortly after, the "Wine Enthusiast" rated the Vodka 94/100 commenting: "The nose is rich and full, and the body is big and lush with a wonderful "bread-dough" quality that gives this vodka character and an oily sweetness. The finish is long, leaving the mouth with a final burst of pepperiness, and the oilness of the vodka seems to coat the throat. This vodka makes a stylish martini. 40% Alc./Vol."

    The complete range of Van Gogh Vodkas are produced under contract at Dirkzwager Distillery, in Schiedam Holland , a family owned company established 125 years ago. Besides producing their own brands, the distillery also produce many private labels, including Van Gogh, various vodka-based Liqueurs and Amsterdam vodkas. Dirkzwager Distilleries Master Distiller, Mr. Tim Vos, handcrafts Van Gogh Vodka in small batches using the finest grains - primarily a combination of wheat and a little corn and barley. The vodka is distilled twice in column stills and then a third time in a traditional pot still to produce a spirit of the highest refinement. The copper pot still takes the "bite" out of the alcohol,making the vodka particularly smooth. Purified water which is considered superior over distilled water is employed. Mr. Vos believes that when water is distilled, it takes the character out and the water becomes a liquid without identity. Mr.Vos's desire and passion to continuously achieve perfection is evident in his award-winning vodkas, all made through this same multiple distillation process.

    Van Gogh's patented square-shouldered bottles are frosted white, etched and feature Vincent Van Gogh's paintings. These are finished in multiple silk-screened colours, and can be viewed in three dimensions. The magnifying effect of the vodka makes the pictures larger, creating a different scene when the bottle is turned.

    In perpetual pursuit of the perfect Martini for any ocassion, the Van Gogh company has compiled over 6,700 martini recipes for any mood (this number is soon to reach 10,000), available at www.vangoghvodka.com and also available by CD. These recipes include the Van Gogh Vodka flavours which are now also available in Australia: Citroen, Oranje, Wild Appel, Vanilla, Dutch Chocolate, Raspberry, Pineapple, Melon and Coconut - all made with the highest quality196 proof distilled alcohol and double-infused during a 6-week long process. The bold-tasting, all-natural flavours of these vodkas allow Van Gogh Vodkas to create the greatest number and best-tasting martinis of any vodka.

    Van Gogh Citrus Vodka is made from fresh Mediterranean lemons and limes. Perfect for mixing Cosmopolitans.
    No tasting notes available. 40% Alc./Vol.

    Vincent Van Gogh Mango Flavoured Vodka (750ml)
    Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
    $59. 99 Bottle
    $719.88 Dozen
    ABV: 35%

    The complete range of Van Gogh Vodkas are produced under contract at Dirkzwager Distillery, in Schiedam Holland , a family owned company established 125 years ago. Besides producing their own brands, the distillery also produce many private labels, including Van Gogh, various vodka-based Liqueurs and Amsterdam vodkas. Dirkzwager Distilleries Master Distiller, Mr. Tim Vos, handcrafts Van Gogh Vodka in small batches using the finest grains - primarily a combination of wheat and a little corn and barley. The vodka is distilled twice in column stills and then a third time in a traditional pot still to produce a spirit of the highest refinement. The copper pot still takes the "bite" out of the alcohol, making the vodka particularly smooth. Purified water which is considered superior over distilled water is employed. Mr. Vos believes that when water is distilled, it takes the character out and the water becomes a liquid without identity. Mr.Vos's desire and passion to continuously achieve perfection is evident in his award-winning vodkas, all made through this same multiple distillation process.

    Van Gogh Mango Vodka incorporates natural Indonesian mangos infused with premium grain alcohol utilizing a unique double infusion method. Give it a whirl in your summer cocktails!

    Other reviews... The initial whiffs find an authentic aroma of just-picked mango freshness; aeration time brings out even deeper levels of amazingly genuine fruitiness and tart mango perfume. The entry is ripe and sweet, then by midpalate the flavor turns tart, acidic, yet completely true to the source. Finishes sweet, lean, and savory.
    90-95:Superb/Highly Recommended. - wineenthusiast.com

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    Vincent Van Gogh Cool Peach Flavoured Vodka (750ml)
    Schiedam, NETHERLANDS
    $59. 99 Bottle
    $719.88 Dozen
    ABV: 35%

    Dirkzwager Distilleries Master Distiller, Mr. Tim Vos, handcrafts Van Gogh Vodka in small batches using the finest grains - primarily a combination of wheat and a little corn and barley. The vodka is distilled twice in column stills and then a third time in a traditional pot still to produce a spirit of the highest refinement. The copper pot still takes the "bite" out of the alcohol, making the vodka particularly smooth. Purified water which is considered superior over distilled water is employed. Mr. Vos believes that when water is distilled, it takes the character out and the water becomes a liquid without identity. Mr.Vos's desire and passion to continuously achieve perfection is evident in his award-winning vodkas, all made through this same multiple distillation process.

    Tasting note: Pours crystal clear with a slight viscosity. Semi sweet bouquet issues notes of tinned peach / apricot nectar bordering on been confected. A soft, svelte palate is broad and sweet with very ripe peach / apricot flavours. Concludes slightly drier with a subtle spirit warmth. 35% Alc./Vol.

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    Vincent Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate Flavoured Vodka (700ml)
    Schiedam, NETHERLANDS
    $59. 99 Bottle
    $719.88 Dozen
    ABV: 35%

    In 2000, Vincent Van Gogh Vodka was released and made a stunning entry into the highly competitive world vodka market. The brand received a Five-Star rating (the highest recommendation) from the highly respected "Spirit Journal." Shortly after, the "Wine Enthusiast" rated the Vodka 94/100 commenting: "The nose is rich and full, and the body is big and lush with a wonderful "bread-dough" quality that gives this vodka character and an oily sweetness. The finish is long, leaving the mouth with a final burst of pepperiness, and the oilness of the vodka seems to coat the throat. This vodka makes a stylish martini. 40% Alc./Vol."

    The complete range of Van Gogh Vodkas are produced under contract at Dirkzwager Distillery, in Schiedam Holland , a family owned company established 125 years ago. Besides producing their own brands, the distillery also produce many private labels, including Van Gogh, various vodka-based Liqueurs and Amsterdam vodkas. Dirkzwager Distilleries Master Distiller, Mr. Tim Vos, handcrafts Van Gogh Vodka in small batches using the finest grains - primarily a combination of wheat and a little corn and barley. The vodka is distilled twice in column stills and then a third time in a traditional pot still to produce a spirit of the highest refinement. The copper pot still takes the "bite" out of the alcohol,making the vodka particularly smooth. Purified water which is considered superior over distilled water is employed. Mr. Vos believes that when water is distilled, it takes the character out and the water becomes a liquid without identity. Mr.Vos's desire and passion to continuously achieve perfection is evident in his award-winning vodkas, all made through this same multiple distillation process.

    Van Gogh's patented square-shouldered bottles are frosted white, etched and feature Vincent Van Gogh's paintings. These are finished in multiple silk-screened colours, and can be viewed in three dimensions. The magnifying effect of the vodka makes the pictures larger, creating a different scene when the bottle is turned.

    In perpetual pursuit of the perfect Martini for any ocassion, the Van Gogh company has compiled over 6,700 martini recipes for any mood (this number is soon to reach 10,000), available at www.vangoghvodka.com and also available by CD. These recipes include the Van Gogh Vodka flavours which are now also available in Australia: Citroen, Oranje, Wild Appel, Vanilla, Dutch Chocolate, Raspberry, Pineapple, Melon and Coconut - all made with the highest quality196 proof distilled alcohol and double-infused during a 6-week long process. The bold-tasting, all-natural flavours of these vodkas allow Van Gogh Vodkas to create the greatest number and best-tasting martinis of any vodka.

    Centuries ago the Dutch traded for the best cocoa beans in the world. In Holland, the Frisian cows produce rich milk from the green grass grown in the lowlands. After combining these two ingredients, Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate Vodka stands up to the centuries old chocolate reputation, a rich tradition reflecting quality and taste.

    Tasting notes: Clear with a faint straw / yellow blush. Generous bouquet includes notes of honeycomb, milk chocolate and caramel. A silk like texture is accompanied by cocoa and caramel, fading a little fast. Finishes medium dry with a subtle praline aftertaste. 35% Alc./Vol.

    CHOCOLATE ALMOND MARTINI
    60 ml Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate Vodka
    15ml crème de noyaux
    Pour ingredients into cocktail shaker and add crushed ice. Let stand for five seconds. Shake vigorously for five seconds. Strain into martini glass. Garnish with Hershey's Almond Chocolate Kiss.

    CHOCOLATE AMARETTO MARTINI


    60ml Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate Vodka
    15ml amaretto liqueur
    Pour ingredients into cocktail shaker and add crushed ice. Let stand for five seconds. Shake vigorously for five seconds. Strain into martini glass. Garnish with Hershey's Almond Chocolate Kiss.



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    Vincent Van Gogh Oranje (Orange) Flavoured Vodka (750ml)
    Schiedam, NETHERLANDS
    $59. 99 Bottle
    $719.88 Dozen
    ABV: 40%

    In 2000, Vincent Van Gogh Vodka was released and made a stunning entry into the highly competitive world vodka market. The brand received a Five-Star rating (the highest recommendation) from the highly respected "Spirit Journal." Shortly after, the "Wine Enthusiast" rated the Vodka 94/100 commenting: "The nose is rich and full, and the body is big and lush with a wonderful "bread-dough" quality that gives this vodka character and an oily sweetness. The finish is long, leaving the mouth with a final burst of pepperiness, and the oilness of the vodka seems to coat the throat. This vodka makes a stylish martini. 40% Alc./Vol."

    The complete range of Van Gogh Vodkas are produced under contract at Dirkzwager Distillery, in Schiedam Holland , a family owned company established 125 years ago. Besides producing their own brands, the distillery also produce many private labels, including Van Gogh, various vodka-based Liqueurs and Amsterdam vodkas. Dirkzwager Distilleries Master Distiller, Mr. Tim Vos, handcrafts Van Gogh Vodka in small batches using the finest grains - primarily a combination of wheat and a little corn and barley. The vodka is distilled twice in column stills and then a third time in a traditional pot still to produce a spirit of the highest refinement. The copper pot still takes the "bite" out of the alcohol,making the vodka particularly smooth. Purified water which is considered superior over distilled water is employed. Mr. Vos believes that when water is distilled, it takes the character out and the water becomes a liquid without identity. Mr.Vos's desire and passion to continuously achieve perfection is evident in his award-winning vodkas, all made through this same multiple distillation process.

    Van Gogh's patented square-shouldered bottles are frosted white, etched and feature Vincent Van Gogh's paintings. These are finished in multiple silk-screened colours, and can be viewed in three dimensions. The magnifying effect of the vodka makes the pictures larger, creating a different scene when the bottle is turned.

    In perpetual pursuit of the perfect Martini for any ocassion, the Van Gogh company has compiled over 6,700 martini recipes for any mood (this number is soon to reach 10,000), available at www.vangoghvodka.com and also available by CD. These recipes include the Van Gogh Vodka flavours which are now also available in Australia: Citroen, Oranje, Wild Appel, Vanilla, Dutch Chocolate, Raspberry, Pineapple, Melon and Coconut - all made with the highest quality196 proof distilled alcohol and double-infused during a 6-week long process. The bold-tasting, all-natural flavours of these vodkas allow Van Gogh Vodkas to create the greatest number and best-tasting martinis of any vodka.

    Fresh Spanish Valencia and Mediterranean Blood Oranges are used to make Van Gogh Oranje Vodka.
    No tasting notes available. 40% Alc./Vol.

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    Vincent Van Gogh Wild Appel (Apple) Flavoured Vodka (750ml)
    Schiedam, NETHERLANDS
    $59. 99 Bottle
    $719.88 Dozen
    ABV: 40%

    In 2000, Vincent Van Gogh Vodka was released and made a stunning entry into the highly competitive world vodka market. The brand received a Five-Star rating (the highest recommendation) from the highly respected "Spirit Journal." Shortly after, the "Wine Enthusiast" rated the Vodka 94/100 commenting: "The nose is rich and full, and the body is big and lush with a wonderful "bread-dough" quality that gives this vodka character and an oily sweetness. The finish is long, leaving the mouth with a final burst of pepperiness, and the oilness of the vodka seems to coat the throat. This vodka makes a stylish martini. 40% Alc./Vol."

    The complete range of Van Gogh Vodkas are produced under contract at Dirkzwager Distillery, in Schiedam Holland , a family owned company established 125 years ago. Besides producing their own brands, the distillery also produce many private labels, including Van Gogh, various vodka-based Liqueurs and Amsterdam vodkas. Dirkzwager Distilleries Master Distiller, Mr. Tim Vos, handcrafts Van Gogh Vodka in small batches using the finest grains - primarily a combination of wheat and a little corn and barley. The vodka is distilled twice in column stills and then a third time in a traditional pot still to produce a spirit of the highest refinement. The copper pot still takes the "bite" out of the alcohol,making the vodka particularly smooth. Purified water which is considered superior over distilled water is employed. Mr. Vos believes that when water is distilled, it takes the character out and the water becomes a liquid without identity. Mr.Vos's desire and passion to continuously achieve perfection is evident in his award-winning vodkas, all made through this same multiple distillation process.

    Van Gogh's patented square-shouldered bottles are frosted white, etched and feature Vincent Van Gogh's paintings. These are finished in multiple silk-screened colours, and can be viewed in three dimensions. The magnifying effect of the vodka makes the pictures larger, creating a different scene when the bottle is turned.

    In perpetual pursuit of the perfect Martini for any ocassion, the Van Gogh company has compiled over 6,700 martini recipes for any mood (this number is soon to reach 10,000), available at www.vangoghvodka.com and also available by CD. These recipes include the Van Gogh Vodka flavours which are now also available in Australia: Citroen, Oranje, Wild Appel, Vanilla, Dutch Chocolate, Raspberry, Pineapple, Melon and Coconut - all made with the highest quality196 proof distilled alcohol and double-infused during a 6-week long process. The bold-tasting, all-natural flavours of these vodkas allow Van Gogh Vodkas to create the greatest number and best-tasting martinis of any vodka.

    Van Gogh Wild Appel Vodka is made from wild apples grown in abandoned apple orchards in Holland. Because they are wild apples, the apples are "harder" containing less sugar. Wild apples also yield a more intense flavour.

    Tasting notes: Clear, slightly viscous appearance. Sweet scents of apple concentrate / apple juice becoming toffee apple-like with exposure. The toffee apple repeats on the palate which is disappointingly broad and overly sweet with hints of caramel. Finish is more naturally apply with the fruit freshness evident, but could be better expressed. Aftertaste of very ripe apple accompanied by a gently warming spirit. 35% Alc./Vol.



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    Vincent Van Gogh PB&J (Peanut Butter and Jelly) Flavoured Vodka (700ml)
    Schiedam, NETHERLANDS
    $59. 99 Bottle
    $719.88 Dozen
    ABV: 35%

    The complete range of Van Gogh Vodkas are produced under contract at Dirkzwager Distillery, in Schiedam Holland , a family owned company established 125 years ago. Besides producing their own brands, the distillery also produce many private labels, including Van Gogh, various vodka-based Liqueurs and Amsterdam vodkas. Dirkzwager Distilleries Master Distiller, Mr. Tim Vos, handcrafts Van Gogh Vodka in small batches using the finest grains - primarily a combination of wheat and a little corn and barley. The vodka is distilled twice in column stills and then a third time in a traditional pot still to produce a spirit of the highest refinement. The copper pot still takes the "bite" out of the alcohol, making the vodka particularly smooth. Purified water which is considered superior over distilled water is employed. Mr. Vos believes that when water is distilled, it takes the character out and the water becomes a liquid without identity. Mr.Vos's desire and passion to continuously achieve perfection is evident in his award-winning vodkas, all made through this same multiple distillation process.

    In this curious new release, Van Gogh have recreated the iconic flavours of peanut butter and raspberry jelly and combined it with their world class vodka base. This is sure to be the talking point at your next party.

    Tasting note: Crystal clear appearance. Captivates from the get go with its authentic fresh cracked peanut / pistachio nut aroma that’s not overly sweet. Loses little vibrancy with time in the glass, but becomes more nougat-like. Sweet entry, Light to medium bodied with good concentration. Flavours of peanut laced nougat fill the mouth, though the raspberry jelly seems to be lost. Finishes dry to balance. Good persistence with a subtle nutty, raspberry aftertaste. Quirky but utterly convincing. 35% Alc./Vol.



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    Vincent Van Gogh Rich Dark Chocolate Flavoured Vodka (750ml)
    Schiedam, NETHERLANDS
    $59. 99 Bottle
    $719.88 Dozen
    ABV: 35%

    Dirkzwager Distilleries Master Distiller, Mr. Tim Vos, handcrafts Van Gogh Vodka in small batches using the finest grains - primarily a combination of wheat and a little corn and barley. The vodka is distilled twice in column stills and then a third time in a traditional pot still to produce a spirit of the highest refinement. The copper pot still takes the "bite" out of the alcohol, making the vodka particularly smooth. Purified water which is considered superior over distilled water is employed. Mr. Vos believes that when water is distilled, it takes the character out and the water becomes a liquid without identity. Mr.Vos's desire and passion to continuously achieve perfection is evident in his award-winning vodkas, all made through this same multiple distillation process.

    Tasting note: Deep sienna brown colour with gold ochre edges. Smells of chico lollies (chocolate flavoured jelly babies) before a more distinctive dark chocolate note enters the equation. The palate offers moderate concentration with dark chocolate and nougat flavours followed by a gentle bitterness. Subtle cocoa aftertaste. 35% Alc./Vol.

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    Vincent Van Gogh Vanilla Flavoured Vodka (750ml)
    Schiedam, NETHERLANDS
    $59. 99 Bottle
    $719.88 Dozen
    ABV: 35%

    In 2000, Vincent Van Gogh Vodka was released and made a stunning entry into the highly competitive world vodka market. The brand received a Five-Star rating (the highest recommendation) from the highly respected "Spirit Journal." Shortly after, the "Wine Enthusiast" rated the Vodka 94/100 commenting: "The nose is rich and full, and the body is big and lush with a wonderful "bread-dough" quality that gives this vodka character and an oily sweetness. The finish is long, leaving the mouth with a final burst of pepperiness, and the oilness of the vodka seems to coat the throat. This vodka makes a stylish martini. 40% Alc./Vol."

    The complete range of Van Gogh Vodkas are produced under contract at Dirkzwager Distillery, in Schiedam Holland , a family owned company established 125 years ago. Besides producing their own brands, the distillery also produce many private labels, including Van Gogh, various vodka-based Liqueurs and Amsterdam vodkas. Dirkzwager Distilleries Master Distiller, Mr. Tim Vos, handcrafts Van Gogh Vodka in small batches using the finest grains - primarily a combination of wheat and a little corn and barley. The vodka is distilled twice in column stills and then a third time in a traditional pot still to produce a spirit of the highest refinement. The copper pot still takes the "bite" out of the alcohol,making the vodka particularly smooth. Purified water which is considered superior over distilled water is employed. Mr. Vos believes that when water is distilled, it takes the character out and the water becomes a liquid without identity. Mr.Vos's desire and passion to continuously achieve perfection is evident in his award-winning vodkas, all made through this same multiple distillation process.

    Van Gogh's patented square-shouldered bottles are frosted white, etched and feature Vincent Van Gogh's paintings. These are finished in multiple silk-screened colours, and can be viewed in three dimensions. The magnifying effect of the vodka makes the pictures larger, creating a different scene when the bottle is turned.

    In perpetual pursuit of the perfect Martini for any ocassion, the Van Gogh company has compiled over 6,700 martini recipes for any mood (this number is soon to reach 10,000), available at www.vangoghvodka.com and also available by CD. These recipes include the Van Gogh Vodka flavours which are now also available in Australia: Citroen, Oranje, Wild Appel, Vanilla, Dutch Chocolate, Raspberry, Pineapple, Melon and Coconut - all made with the highest quality196 proof distilled alcohol and double-infused during a 6-week long process. The bold-tasting, all-natural flavours of these vodkas allow Van Gogh Vodkas to create the greatest number and best-tasting martinis of any vodka.

    Tasting note: Made from the finest Indonesian vanilla beans. Crystal clear appearance. Perfumed scents of creamy vanilla delivered with superb definition and purity. With aeration, traces of grated coconut and milk chocolate emerge. A light, silky entry follows through to a plush, svelte-textured, vanilla bean infused palate with excellent concentration. The mid palate sweetness is relieved by a medium dry finish following into a lengthy aftertaste that’s superbly clean, sufficiently dry, with hints of vanilla and dried coconut persisting. Liquid vanilla ice cream. One of the most authentic expressions of the genre on the market. 35% Alc./Vol.

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    Vincent Van Gogh Pomegranate Flavoured Vodka (750ml)
    Schiedam, NETHERLANDS
    $59. 99 Bottle
    $719.88 Dozen
    ABV: 35%

    Dirkzwager Distilleries Master Distiller, Mr. Tim Vos, handcrafts Van Gogh Vodka in small batches using the finest grains - primarily a combination of wheat and a little corn and barley. The vodka is distilled twice in column stills and then a third time in a traditional pot still to produce a spirit of the highest refinement. The copper pot still takes the "bite" out of the alcohol, making the vodka particularly smooth. Purified water which is considered superior over distilled water is employed. Mr. Vos believes that when water is distilled, it takes the character out and the water becomes a liquid without identity. Mr.Vos's desire and passion to continuously achieve perfection is evident in his award-winning vodkas, all made through this same multiple distillation process.

    Tasting note: Bright crimson / deep pink appearance. Opening aroma reveals pomegranate jam / cranberry juice scents with cough lolly undertones. A soft silky delivery includes cordial like flavours that are more in the berry - jube spectrum with subtle pomegranate undertones. Overall too sweet and a little out of balance. We've heard some batches are better than others. This one fails to harness the natural acidity of the fruit. 35% Alc./Vol.

    Other reviews...The bouquet smells of genuine pomegranate, is slightly berry-like and acutely brambly; aeration maintains the strength of the ripe, but not overly ripe, pomegranate. The palate entry is crisp, refreshing and true to the fruit; the midpalate offers succulent tastes of pomegranate beads plus a distant citrus note.
    90-95 points. Superb/Highly Recommended. - www.wineenthusiast.com

    Whitley Neill Blood Orange Vodka (700ml)
    UNITED KINGDOM
    $59. 99 Bottle
    $719.88 Dozen
    ABV: 43%
    Tasting note: Made using Sicilian Blood Oranges. Clear. Orange gelato with orange peel / pith freshness. Wonderfully expressive. Pleasingly tart, fruity entry with blood orange and citrus oils finishing zesty, racy, pure and dry. Beautifully defined. 43% Alc./Vol
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    Wodka Gorzka Orzechowa Walnut Flavoured Vodka (500ml)
    Bielsko-Biala, POLAND
    $42. 99 Bottle
    $515.88 Dozen
    ABV: 36%

    Pours a deep burnt sienna brown. The aroma takes a good half minute to intensify towards a moderate ranking. Smells convincingly of walnut, but lacks freshness and intensity. Some mild bitter chocolate / herbal notes later emerge and pretty much swamp the primary note. A light entry leads into a medium weight palate offering bitter herbal digestif notes - moreso than walnut. Soft creamy mouth feel. Aftertaste is dry with the mild herb / chocolate bitterness lingering. Weird yet fascinating at the same time. 36% Alc./Vol.

    Zubrowka Bison Grass Flavoured Vodka (700ml)
    POLAND
    $49. 99 Bottle
    $599.88 Dozen
    ABV: 40%

    Premium, specialty flavoured vodkas have become increasingly fashionable over the last decade. Long before the marketing gurus capitalised on this trend, however, there existed 'Bison Grass Vodka.'

    "…it smells of freshly mown hay and spring flowers, of thyme and lavender, and it's soft on the palate and so comfortable, it's like listening to music by moonlight." At least Isabel thought so in Somerset Maugham's novel The Razor's Edge. Perhaps the author felt the same way. "It's funny, its colour is just like its smell. It's like that green you sometimes see in the heart of a white rose…"

    The source of Zubrowka's wealth of qualities is a plant of unassuming appearance called sweet grass, holy grass, Seneca grass or vanilla grass, or in Latin Hierochloe odorata. In Poland it is referred to as bison grass (bison in Polish is zubr). Bison grass contains coumarin, a glycoside with a distinctive fragrance, once generally used to flavour tobacco, cakes and beverages. Today, because coumarin has been found to have anticoagulant properties, it is allowed only in tiny amounts which the Polish health authorities deem harmless. Zubrowka contains only about a dozen milligrams of coumarin per liter, derived from an infusion of one or two kilos of bison grass per thousand liters of vodka.

    The wild-growing grass must be harvested in good weather and at the proper time - early in the summer, when the grass has reached the proper height and colour, but is still young and not yellowed. At that moment it is most aromatic. The grass is harvested by hand. Then it is allowed to dry naturally in the breeze and sunshine and is bound in bunches, cut to the required length and delivered to the distilleries. In the distillery the grass is spread on screens and vodka is made to flow through the grass several times to make an aromatic essence. During the next stage this bison grass extract is mixed with pure vodka until the right colour, aroma and taste are obtained, following the traditional recipe. The ready vodka is left for several days to stabilise and harmonise. Experienced technicians and tasters monitor every step of the process.Finally the vodka is filtered and the final product is bottled, with a blade of bison grass in every bottle for decoration. 40% alc./vol.

From traditional European Flavoured Vodkas...

The Russians and Poles in particular market dozens of flavoured vodkas. Some of the better known types are "Kubanskaya", dried lemon and orange peels. "Limonnaya"- Lemon-flavoured. "Okhotnichya"- Hunter's Vodka, often with a mix of ginger, cloves, lemon peel, coffee, anise and other herbs and spices. "Pertsovka"- Pepper-flavored Vodka, made with both black peppercorns and/or red chilli peppers. "Starka" or "Old" Vodka, a holdover from the early centuries of Vodka production, which can be infused with everything from fruit tree leaves to brandy, Port, Malaga wine, and dried fruit. Some are aged in oak casks. Then there's more familiar brands like Zubrovka, flavoured with buffalo (or more properly "bison") grass, an aromatic plant enjoyed by the herds of the rare European bison.

...To contemporary Flavours & Trending Brands.

Now a vast array of non-traditional flavours are available to the vodka producer. Some infuse horseradish, toffee, feijoa fruit, peanut butter, espresso and even marmalade! The results can be amazing.

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