Full Review

Cutwater Spirits

Cutwater Spirits
Fugu Horchata Vodka

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$20.99

Cutwater Spirits
Fugu Horchata Vodka

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
Creamy nearly opaque opaque golden color. Nutty aromas of horchata, nata de coco, tin can, and yellow box cake with a thick, bright, sweet fat body and a peppery, medium-length coconut oil, horchata, metal, and dry nutmeg finish. A sweet vodka for daredevil shots.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: horchata, nata de coco, tin can, and yellow box cake
Taste Flavor: coconut oil, horchata, metal, and dry nutmeg
Smoothness Smoothness: Peppery
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Hot Toddy, Moscow Mule, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A sweet vodka for daredevil shots.

The Producer

Cutwater Spirits

The Producer
9750 Distribution Avenue
San Diego, CA 92121
USA
1 858-672-3848

Their Portfolio

92 Cutwater Fugu Vodka Soda Cucumber 7% (USA) $14.99.
85 Cutwater Fugu Vodka Soda Grapefruit RTD 7% (USA) $14.99.
92 Cutwater Fugu Vodka Soda Lime RTD 7% (USA) $14.99.
85 Cutwater Tequila Paloma RTD 7% (USA) $14.99.
94 Cutwater Tequila Lime Margarita RTD 12.5% (USA) $14.99.
85 Cutwater Black Skimmer Bourbon Lemon Tea RTD 7% (USA) $14.99.
88 Cutwater Black Skimmer Bourbon Highball RTD 10% (USA) $14.99.
87 Cutwater Fugu Vodka Mule RTD 7% (USA) $14.99.
93 Cutwater Fugu Mild Bloody Mary RTD 10% (USA) $14.99.
84 Cutwater Ginger Beer Cocktail Mixer 0% (USA) $5.99.
94 Cutwater Tonic Water Cocktail Mixer 0% (USA) $5.99.
92 Cutwater Fugu Vodka Horchata Cold Brew RTD Cocktail 12.5% (USA) $15.99.
93 Cutwater Spirits Fugu Vodka 40% (USA) $21.99.
87 Cutwater Spirits Fugu Horchata Vodka 40% (USA) $20.99.
86 Cutwater Spirits Fugu Habanero Vodka 40% (USA) $20.99.
84 Cutwater Spirits Old Grove Gin 44% (USA) $26.99.
84 Cutwater Spirits Barrel Rested Old Grove Gin 44% (USA) $29.99.
88 Cutwater Spirits Spicy Bloody Mary Mix 0% (USA) $6.99.
84 Cutwater Spirits Mild Bloody Mary Mix 0% (USA) $6.99.
89 Cutwater Spirits Mai Tai Mix 0% (USA) $6.99.
84 Cutwater Spirits Three Sheets Rum and Ginger Ready-To-Drink Cocktail 7% (USA) $14.99.
83 Cutwater Spirits Three Sheets Rum and Cola Ready-To-Drink Cocktail 7% (USA) $14.99.
90 Cutwater Spirits Old Grove Gin and Tonic Ready-To-Drink Cocktail 6.2% (USA) $14.99.
86 Devil’s Share Single Malt Whiskey 46% (USA) $129.99.
87 Devil’s Share Bourbon Whiskey 46% (USA) $129.99.
93 Devil’s Share Moonshine Whiskey 49.3% (USA) $27.99.
88 Three Sheets Rum 40% (USA) $26.99.
86 Three Sheets 2 Year Old Barrel Aged Rum 40% (USA) $39.99.
84 Three Sheets Spiced Rum 40% (USA) $29.99.

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.