Full Review

Crater Lake

Crater Lake
Pepper Vodka

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
Kosher
81 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$24.99

Crater Lake
Pepper Vodka

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
Straw color. Overripe aromas of stewed green pepper, tinned jalepeno, post-harvest pumpkin patch, and olive brine with a syrupy, crisp, dryish medium body and a hot, long capsicum heat finish. A very spicy vodka to use sparingly or in daredevil shots.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy
Aroma Aroma: stewed green pepper, tinned jalepeno, post-harvest pumpkin patch, and olive brine
Taste Flavor: capsicum heat
Smoothness Smoothness: Hot
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails and neat
Cocktail Cocktails: Moscow Mule, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very spicy vodka to use sparingly or in daredevil shots.

The Producer

Bendistillery, Inc.

The Producer
19330 Pinehurst Rd
Bend, OR 97701
USA
1 541-318-0200

Their Portfolio

81 Crater Lake Pepper Vodka 40% (USA) $24.99.
92 Crater Lake Sweet Ginger Vodka 35% (USA) $24.99.
83 Crater Lake Rock & Rye RTD 35% (USA) $19.99.
86 Crater Lake Hatch Green Chile Vodka 40% (USA) $24.99.

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.