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Infuse

Infuse
Spiced Pear Vodka

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$19.99

Infuse
Spiced Pear Vodka

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
Dull straw color. Herbal aromas of dried juniper berries, over-baked pear, stewed rhubarb, and smoke with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a peppery, refreshing, long over-brewed cinnamon-ginger tea, fallen orchard fruit, white peppercorns, and gentian root with vanilla yogurt finish. An unusual vodka for mixing or cooking.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Funky
Aroma Aroma: dried juniper berries, over-baked pear, stewed rhubarb, and smoke
Taste Flavor: over-brewed cinnamon-ginger tea, fallen orchard fruit, white peppercorns, and gentian root with vanilla yogurt
Smoothness Smoothness: Peppery
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Vodka Tonic, Moscow Mule, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An unusual vodka for mixing or cooking.

The Producer

Infuse Spirits LLC

The Producer
1317 5th Street, 3rd Floor
Santa Monica, CA 90401
USA
1 424-367-2702

Their Portfolio

89 Infuse Origin Vodka 40% (USA) $19.99.
83 Infuse Peach Vodka 40% (USA) $19.99.
87 Infuse Cinnamon Apple Vodka 40% (USA) $19.99.
87 Infuse Lemon Vodka 40% (USA) $19.99.
84 Infuse Spiced Pear Vodka 40% (USA) $19.99.
82 Infuse Mango Habanero Vodka 40% (USA) $19.99.

Flavored Vodka

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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.