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Guillotine

Guillotine
Vodka au Caviar Petrossian

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$249.99

Guillotine
Vodka au Caviar Petrossian

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of bacilli, herring in cream sauce, and toasted rye with a satiny, bright, dryish light body and a seamless, amusing, short finish. True to its word, this vodka tastes of salted fish; zacuzki and vodka in one bottle.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Odd
Aroma Aroma: bacilli, herring in cream sauce, and toasted rye
Taste Flavor: bacilli, herring in cream sauce, and toasted rye
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Bloody Mary, Saketini, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: True to its word, this vodka tastes of salted fish; zacuzki and vodka in one bottle.

The Producer

Their Portfolio

86 Guillotine Originale Vodka 40% (France) $49.99.
85 Guillotine Heritage Barrel-Aged Vodka 45% (France) $79.99.
87 Guillotine Vodka au Caviar Petrossian 40% (France) $249.99.

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.