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Debowa

Debowa
Orzech Walnut Vodka

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Poland
Alcohol: 40%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$6
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Debowa
Orzech Walnut Vodka

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Poland
Alcohol: 40%
Bright dark amber color. Creamy, perfumed aromas and flavors of orgeat, chicha morada, and soy marinated mushrooms with a glycerous, crisp, off-dry light-to-medium body and a peppery, nuanced, medium-length finish with suggestions of toasted almond slices, orange blossom water, orange peel finish. A curious earthy vodka of indeterminate flavor; try like a vermouth.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: orgeat, chicha morada, and soy marinated mushrooms
Taste Flavor: toasted almond slices, orange blossom water, orange peel
Smoothness Smoothness: Peppery
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Bloody Mary, Moscow Mule, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A curious earthy vodka of indeterminate flavor; try like a vermouth.

The Producer

Debowa Polska

The Producer
56 Wolsztynska ul.
Siedlec, 64-212
Poland
48 -683841576

Their Portfolio

85 Debowa Polska OAK Vodka 40% (Poland) $8.00.
89 Debowa Lipowa z Ula Vodka 40% (Poland) $7.00.
84 Debowa Orzech Walnut Vodka 40% (Poland) $6.00.

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.