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Van Gogh

Van Gogh
Double Espresso Vodka

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Netherlands
Alcohol: 35%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$24.99

Van Gogh
Double Espresso Vodka

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Netherlands
Alcohol: 35%
Dark dark brown color. Aromas of boxed cake mix and brownie batter with a thick, vibrant, very sweet medium-full body and a tingling, captivating, medium-length mocha fudge, brownie, and powdered sugar finish. A rich mocha-like vodka for after-dinner cocktails.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: boxed cake mix and brownie batter
Taste Flavor: mocha fudge, brownie, and powdered sugar
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: White Russian, Moscow Mule, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich mocha-like vodka for after-dinner cocktails.

The Importer

375 Park Avenue Spirits

The Importer
10400 Linn Station Road
Louisville, KY 40223
USA
1 631-991-3618

Their Portfolio

95 Saint James Rhum Imperial Blanc Agricole 40% (Martinique) $19.99.
94 Saint James Rhum Paille Agricole 40% (Martinique) $21.99.
92 Van Gogh Vodka 40% (Netherlands) $24.99.
94 Van Gogh Double Espresso Vodka 35% (Netherlands) $24.99.
84 Van Gogh Acai-Blueberry Vodka 35% (Netherlands) $24.99.
94 Van Gogh Dutch Caramel Vodka 35% (Netherlands) $24.99.
87 Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate Vodka 35% (Netherlands) $24.99.
86 Van Gogh Pomegranate Vodka 35% (Netherlands) $24.99.

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.