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Central Standard

Central Standard
Door County Cherry Flavored Vodka

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$29

Central Standard
Door County Cherry Flavored Vodka

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
Pink color. Aromas of cream soda, strawberry gelatin, and marzipan with a glycerous, vibrant, sweet-and-sour light-to-medium body and a tingling, brisk berry gelatin and tinned maraschino cherry finish. A sweet and candy-like vodka for festive mixed drinks.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity & Candied
Aroma Aroma: cream soda, strawberry gelatin, and marzipan
Taste Flavor: berry gelatin and tinned maraschino cherry
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Moscow Mule, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A sweet and candy-like vodka for festive mixed drinks.

The Producer

Central Standard Craft Distillery

The Producer
601 S. 2nd Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204
USA
1 414-455-8870

Flavored Vodka

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Serve in a Shot Glass
Since Vodka tends to be a neutral spirit, it lends itself to blending with flavors and fortifying other beverages. In the 19th century, high-proof "Russian spirit" was held in high esteem by Sherry producers in Spain, who imported it to fortify their wines.

Neutral spirits are still used to fortify Port, Sherry, and other types of fortified wines, although the source of alcohol for such purposes these days tends to be the vast "wine lake" that has been created by European Union agricultural practices.

Flavored Vodkas have been produced from the start, originally to mask the flavor of the first primitive Vodkas, but later as a mark of the distiller's skill. The Russians and Poles in particular still market dozens of flavors.