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Van Gogh

Van Gogh
Pineapple Vodka

Category: Flavored Vodka

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

Van Gogh
Pineapple Vodka

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Netherlands
Alcohol: 35%
Clear color. Pungent aromas and flavors of fallen granny smith apple, butter, sour grape candies, and tinned pineapple with an oily, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, quick finish with nuances of butterscotch coated nuts finish. A solid flavored vodka to slip into mixed drinks.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: fallen granny smith apple, butter, sour grape candies, and tinned pineapple
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of butterscotch coated nuts
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Long Island Iced Tea, Moscow Mule, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A solid flavored vodka to slip into mixed drinks.

The Importer

375 Park Avenue Spirits/Sazerac North America, Inc.

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

Their Portfolio

90 Scapegrace Gin 42.2% (New Zealand) $34.99.
90 Van Gogh Vodka 40% (Netherlands) $24.99.
89 Van Gogh Double Espresso Vodka 35% (Netherlands) $24.99.
90 Van Gogh Dutch Caramel Vodka 35% (Netherlands) $24.99.
BR Van Gogh Acai-Blueberry Vodka 35% (Netherlands) $24.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Van Gogh Pineapple Vodka 35% (Netherlands) $24.99. - Bronze Medal

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.