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Smirnoff

Smirnoff
Spicy Tamarind Flavored Vodka

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 35%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$16
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Smirnoff
Spicy Tamarind Flavored Vodka

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 35%
Clear color. Aromas of tamarind paste, Taijin, floral potpourri, and over ripe mango and clove with a medium-full body and a medium-long tamarind, tropical fruits, pepper and spice, and hot honey finish. A sweet and spicy tamarind aroma and flavor that will be an entertaining to play with as a modifier in many cocktail applications.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: tamarind paste, Taijin, floral potpourri, and over ripe mango and clove
Taste Flavor: tamarind, tropical fruits, pepper and spice, and hot honey
Smoothness Smoothness:
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Vodka Soda, Collins, Vodka Tonic
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A sweet and spicy tamarind aroma and flavor that will be an entertaining to play with as a modifier in many cocktail applications.

The Producer or Importer

Diageo North America

The Producer or  Importer
530 Fifth Avenue #4
New York, NY 10036
USA
1 646-223-2000

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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.