Full Review

Ferdinand’s

Ferdinand’s
Saar Quince Vodka

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Germany
Alcohol: 30%
96 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
$63
2018 Best Flavored Vodka

Ferdinand’s
Saar Quince Vodka

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Germany
Alcohol: 30%
Brilliant gold color. Spicy aromas of cinnamon, ginger, sandalwood, lemongrass, lime oil, and galangal with a glycerous, crisp, sweet fat body and an even, appealing, medium-length lime cordial, rose water, orange blossom honey, and lychee finish. A spicy and exotic vodka with loads of cocktail play possibilities.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Candied, Fruity & Herbal
Aroma Aroma: cinnamon, ginger, sandalwood, lemongrass, lime oil, and galangal
Taste Flavor: lime cordial, rose water, orange blossom honey, and lychee
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Saketini, Daiquiri Nautral, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A spicy and exotic vodka with loads of cocktail play possibilities.

The Importer

Preiss Imports

The Importer
432 Maple Street, Suite 4
Ramona, CA 92065
USA
1 760-789-9000

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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.