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Effen

Effen
Cucumber Vodka

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Netherlands
Alcohol: 37.5%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$29.99

Effen
Cucumber Vodka

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Netherlands
Alcohol: 37.5%
Clear color. Aromas of watermelon, cucumbers in olive oil, gazpacho, and banana cookies with a supple, bright, dryish light body and a sleek, delightful, medium-length watermelon rind, honey, and barley finish. A smooth and mild cucumber vodka that adds instant style to cocktails.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Mild & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: watermelon, cucumbers in olive oil, gazpacho, and banana cookies
Taste Flavor: watermelon rind, honey, and barley
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Gimlet, Collins, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A smooth and mild cucumber vodka that adds instant style to cocktails.

The Importer

MULTIPLY

The Importer
236 5TH AVE, 11B
New York, NY 10001
USA
1 646-499-3271

Their Portfolio

92 Effen Vodka 40% (Netherlands) $29.99.
87 Effen Cucumber Vodka 37.5% (Netherlands) $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.