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Drinklab

Drinklab
Hop Flavored Vodka

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 40%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$24.85

Drinklab
Hop Flavored Vodka

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Piney, tropical aromas of dried mango, pine resin, and peach pie with a round, vibrant, fruity light body and a smooth, elegant, long starfruit, lingonberry, and sugared nuts finish. A hoppy but never bitter vodka with beautiful aromatics; a great tropical spirit to add to the cocktail enthusiasts repertoire.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity, Complex & Herbal
Aroma Aroma: dried mango, pine resin, and peach pie
Taste Flavor: starfruit, lingonberry, and sugared nuts
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Collins, Moscow Mule, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A hoppy but never bitter vodka with beautiful aromatics; a great tropical spirit to add to the cocktail enthusiasts repertoire.

The Producer

Drinklab

The Producer
54 Major St. #2
Toronto, ON M5S 2L1
Canada
1 647-998-6951

Their Portfolio

95 Drinklab Hop Flavored Vodka 40% (Canada) $24.85.

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.