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Stolichnaya

Stolichnaya
Crushed Ruby Red Grapefruit Vodka

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Latvia
Alcohol: 30%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$16.99
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Stolichnaya
Crushed Ruby Red Grapefruit Vodka

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Latvia
Alcohol: 30%
Hazy bright coral color. Citrusy aromas of freshly squeezed ruby red grapefruit and citric acid with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a tingling, captivating, medium-length pink grapefruit pith and sea salt finish. A juicy grapefruit vodka with bright, natural flavors; a nice retreat from ubiquitous "too sweet" flavored vodkas.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity
Aroma Aroma: freshly squeezed ruby red grapefruit and citric acid
Taste Flavor: pink grapefruit pith and sea salt
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, on the rocks and neat
Cocktail Cocktails: Moscow Mule, Vodka Soda, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A juicy grapefruit vodka with bright, natural flavors; a nice retreat from ubiquitous "too sweet" flavored vodkas.

The Importer

Stoli Group USA, LLC

The Importer
135 E. 57th St, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10022
USA
1 212-858-9090

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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.