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Van Gogh

Van Gogh
Acai-Blueberry Vodka

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Netherlands
Alcohol: 35%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$24.99

Van Gogh
Acai-Blueberry Vodka

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Netherlands
Alcohol: 35%
Steely purple color. Confected aromas and flavors of grape jelly, flavored gelatin, iced tea, licorice, and purple drink mix with a round, vibrant, very sweet light-to-medium body and a tingling, buoyant finish. An intensely candied flavor experience for sweet-tooths.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Candied & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: grape jelly, flavored gelatin, iced tea, licorice, and purple drink mix
Taste Flavor: grape jelly, flavored gelatin, iced tea, licorice, and purple drink mix
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Caipiroska, Moscow Mule, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An intensely candied flavor experience for sweet-tooths.

The Importer

375 Park Avenue Spirits/Sazerac North America, Inc.

The Importer
Ascent Plaza
Louisville, KY 40223
USA
1 631-991-3618

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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.