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Grand Traverse Distillery

Grand Traverse Distillery
True North Chipotle Vodka

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$35

Grand Traverse Distillery
True North Chipotle Vodka

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Spicy, earthy aromas of grilled peppers, charred pineapple, and apricot coulis with an crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a nuanced, medium-length roasted poblano pepper, dark agave syrup, stewed tomatoes, and ancho chile heat finish. This is a great savory vodka to mix in cocktails for a night of barbecue and close friends.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Smoky & Spicy
Aroma Aroma: grilled peppers, charred pineapple, and apricot coulis
Taste Flavor: roasted poblano pepper, dark agave syrup, stewed tomatoes, and ancho chile heat
Smoothness Smoothness: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: on the rocks and in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Bloody Mary, Moscow Mule, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: This is a great savory vodka to mix in cocktails for a night of barbecue and close friends.

The Producer

Grand Traverse Distillery

The Producer
781 Industrial Circle, Suite 5
Traverse City, MI 49696
USA
1 231-947-8635

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.