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O’Leary’s 1871

O’Leary’s 1871
Vapor Infused Cinnamon Vodka

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$30

O’Leary’s 1871
Vapor Infused Cinnamon Vodka

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of bay leaf, clove, cardamom, hints of licorice, nutmeg, and cinnamon with a satiny, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, distinctive, long finish with impressions of subtle vanilla. A dry and spicy Flavored Vodka with true-to-life flavors; a flavored vodka for grown-ups.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich & Spicy
Aroma Aroma: bay leaf, clove, cardamom, hints of licorice, nutmeg, and cinnamon
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of subtle vanilla
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Bloody Mary, Moscow Mule, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dry and spicy Flavored Vodka with true-to-life flavors; a flavored vodka for grown-ups.

The Producer

Wolf Point Distilling

The Producer

Their Portfolio

90 Florence Field Gin 40% (USA) $32.00.
87 Jackscrew Vodka 40% (USA) $22.00.
BR Jackscrew Cosmopolitan Cocktail 40% (USA) $.00. - Bronze Medal
94 O’Leary’s 1871 Vapor Infused Cinnamon Vodka 40% (USA) $30.00.

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.