Full Review

SKYY

SKYY
Infusions Sun-Ripened Watermelon

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 35%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$18.49

SKYY
Infusions Sun-Ripened Watermelon

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 35%
Clear color. Aromas of green apple, unflavored gelatin, and sliced cucumber with an oily, vibrant, moderately sweet medium body and a tingling, medium-length strawberry kiwi bubble tea, peppercorns, oiled nuts, and cucumber seed finish. A rough-around-the-edges flavored vodka for cocktail play.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity, Candied & Funky
Aroma Aroma: green apple, unflavored gelatin, and sliced cucumber
Taste Flavor: strawberry kiwi bubble tea, peppercorns, oiled nuts, and cucumber seed
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: Now in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Long Island Iced Tea, Moscow Mule, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rough-around-the-edges flavored vodka for cocktail play.

The Importer

Campari America

The Importer
1114 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
USA
1 212-207-4350

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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.

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