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Durham Distillery

Durham Distillery
Cold Distilled Cucumber Vodka

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$28

Durham Distillery
Cold Distilled Cucumber Vodka

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Aromas of freshly sliced cucumber, jicama, and lime zest with a satiny, vibrant, dry light body and a tingling, rapid white pepper and ground ginger finish. A dry, sophisticated and elegant cucumber vodka for vodka sodas with a kiss of fresh flavor.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Mild & Herbal
Aroma Aroma: freshly sliced cucumber, jicama, and lime zest
Taste Flavor: white pepper and ground ginger
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Vodka Soda, Vodka Martini, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dry, sophisticated and elegant cucumber vodka for vodka sodas with a kiss of fresh flavor.

The Producer

Durham Distillery

The Producer
711 Washington St.
Durham, NC 27701
USA
1 919-937-2121

Their Portfolio

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.