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Sobieski

Sobieski
Orange Vodka

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Poland
Alcohol: 35%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$11
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Sobieski
Orange Vodka

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Poland
Alcohol: 35%
Clear color. Spicy, inviting aromas and flavors of lemon peels, fruit punch, and sun tea with a glycerous, shy, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a tingling, breezy finish with accents of navel orange, orange Jell-O, and orange drink finish. A nice, easy drinking orange vodka.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity
Aroma Aroma: lemon peels, fruit punch, and sun tea
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of navel orange, orange Jell-O, and orange drink
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Harvey Wallbanger, Moscow Mule, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice, easy drinking orange vodka.

The Importer

Imperial Brands

The Importer
11505 Fairchild Gardens Ave.
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
USA
1 561-624-5662

Their Portfolio

94 Sobieski Estate 100% Dankowski Single Rye Vodka 40% (Poland) $23.00.
93 Sobieski Cytron Vodka 35% (Poland) $11.00.
87 Sobieski Raspberry Vodka 35% (Poland) $11.00.
86 Sobieski Orange Vodka 35% (Poland) $11.00.
88 Sobieski Vanilla Vodka 35% (Poland) $11.00.

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.