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Sobieski

Sobieski
Vanilla Vodka

Category: Flavored Vodka

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

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Poland
Alcohol: 35%
Clear color. Interesting aromas of thin mint cookie, mocha lady finger, vanilla frosting, and coconut flake with a glycerous, crisp, sweet medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-length chocolate syrup, chocolate caramel, and mint frosting finish. A nice marriage of vanilla flavors that will be very versatile.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: thin mint cookie, mocha lady finger, vanilla frosting, and coconut flake
Taste Flavor: chocolate syrup, chocolate caramel, and mint frosting
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Espresso Martini, Moscow Mule, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice marriage of vanilla flavors that will be very versatile.

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.