Flavoured VodkaFlavoured 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.
- Bielsko-Biala, POLAND$42.99 Bottle
- 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.
- Bielsko-Biala, POLAND$64.99 Bottle
- ABV 50%
Pale straw / gold colour. Intrigueing scents of fresh crushed herbs including thyme, sage, rosemary and dill are delivered with a gentle nose prickle. Entry is creamy followed by a sweet herbal amalgam building to a very concentrated spicy burst at mid palate. Exceptional balance at 50% ABV. Finish turns pleasantly bitter, contrasting nicely against the initial sweetness. Aftertaste remains bitter-sweet with the herbal theme continuing at length. A wonderful old world digestif.