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Ursus Roter Sloe Berry Flavoured Vodka (700ml)
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- ABV 21%
Sloes (prunus spinosa) are the blue black fruit of the wild black thorn and cluster like tiny plums in hedgerows and thickets deep in the European countryside. When the berries have been softened by the late autumn sunshine, the best fruit is picked and then steeped in alcohol to make delicious flavoured spirits.
URSUS is the Latin word for ‘bear’. The brand name emphasizes the Nordic heritage of the original formula. In the early 20th century, URSUS Vodka was produced by a traditional Icelandic family of bootleggers. At that time, alcohol distillation was prohibited in Iceland. Nevertheless, they succeeded in perfecting their recipe. In the early 1990s, the URSUS Vodka Company in the Netherlands obtained the original URSUS Vodka recipe from its Icelandic owners and introduced the drink to a broader market. The subtle sweetness of sloe berries results in a delicate, very mixable vodka drink. Enjoy URSUS Roter straight, on the rocks or mixed in your favourite soft drinks or juices. - Notes partially sourced from Ursus Vodka.
Tasting notes: Deep crimson and brown brick color. Fruity, spicy, slightly smoky dark berry pie and light molasses aromas. A soft, buoyant entry leads to a round, fruity medium-to full-bodied palate with tart, ripe dark berry, mineral oil, and wet stone flavors. Finishes with a nice melange of berries and mineral notes with no burn. Pure, deliciously ripe and tart dark fruit riding on top of a smooth, minerally vodka. Superb and fun.21%Alc/Vol
International Review of Spirits Award: Gold Medal
RATED: 94 points (Exceptional) - www.tastings.com