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Barley Creek Brewery & Distillery

Barley Creek Brewery & Distillery
Blueberry Vodka

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 35%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$25

Barley Creek Brewery & Distillery
Blueberry Vodka

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 35%
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of raspberry, blueberry muffin, incense, and lychee and almond flour with a velvety, crisp, dry medium body and an interesting, long finish imparting accents of blueberry muffin candy, olive brine, talc powder, and confectioner’s sugar. This flavored Vodka has a complex mouthfeel and is pleasantly fruity but a bit subtle and lacking natural fruit essence.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: raspberry, blueberry muffin, incense, and lychee and almond flour
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of blueberry muffin candy, olive brine, talc powder, and confectioner's sugar
Smoothness Smoothness: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails and neat
Cocktail Cocktails: Bloody Mary, Moscow Mule, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: This flavored Vodka has a complex mouthfeel and is pleasantly fruity but a bit subtle and lacking natural fruit essence.

The Producer

Barley Creek Brewing Co.

The Producer
RR 1, Box 185
Tannersville, PA 18372
USA
1 570-629-9399

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.