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Dixie

Dixie
Black Pepper Vodka

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$17.99
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Dixie
Black Pepper Vodka

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of fresh sliced cucumber, green chile peppers, and yellow bell pepper and scallion relish with a satiny, vibrant, dryish light-to-medium body and a peppery, captivating, medium-length finish manifesting overtones of spicy pico de gallo, radish, cracked pepper, fried squash blossom, and habañero finish. A fresh and spicy vodka for tasty and distinctive summer cocktails.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Herbal & Spicy
Aroma Aroma: fresh sliced cucumber, green chile peppers, and yellow bell pepper and scallion relish
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of spicy pico de gallo, radish, cracked pepper, fried squash blossom, and habeñero
Smoothness Smoothness: Peppery
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Bloody Mary, Moscow Mule, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fresh and spicy vodka for tasty and distinctive summer cocktails.

The Producer

Grain & Barrel Spirits

The Producer
1250 Elizabeth Ave. Suite 1
West Palm Beach, FL 33480
USA

Their Portfolio

92 Chicken Cock Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 45% (USA) $59.99.
90 Dixie Southern Vodka 40% (USA) $17.99.
90 Dixie Wildflower Honey Flavored Vodka 40% (USA) $23.99.
85 Dixie Peach Vodka 40% (USA) $17.99.
93 Dixie Black Pepper Vodka 40% (USA) $17.99.
93 Endless Summer Silver Rum 40% (Barbados) $14.99.

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.