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Stolichnaya

Stolichnaya
Cucumber Vodka

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Latvia
Alcohol: 37.5%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$19
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Stolichnaya
Cucumber Vodka

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Latvia
Alcohol: 37.5%
Clear color. Aromas of freshly sliced cucumber, Mizeria salad, and white melon with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a tingling, refreshing, medium-length cucumber and pepper, hints of lime zest, and kiwi finish. A fresh, easy-drinking cucumber Vodka that won’t let you down.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity Mild
Aroma Aroma: freshly sliced cucumber, Mizeria salad, and white melon
Taste Flavor: cucumber and pepper, hints of lime zest, and kiwi
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Bloody Mary, Moscow Mule, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fresh, easy-drinking cucumber Vodka that won't let you down.

The Producer

SPI Group

The Producer
Valley Park F 44 rue de la Vallée
1 352-24 695 131

Their Portfolio

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88 Bayou White Rum 40% (USA) $19.99.
93 Cenote™ Blanco Tequila 40% (Mexico) $49.00.
BR Cenote™ Reposado Tequila 40% (Mexico) $54.00. - Bronze Medal
90 Cenote™ Anejo Tequila 40% (Mexico) $64.00.
93 Cenote™ Cristalino Tequila Añejo 40% (Mexico) $74.00.
97 elit Vodka 40% (Latvia) $49.00.
BR Gator Bite Satsuma & Rum Liqueur 30% (USA) $16.99. - Bronze Medal
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92 Se Busca Joven Mezcal Artesanal 40% (Mexico) $39.99.
91 Se Busca Reposado Mezcal Artesanal 40% (Mexico) $44.99.
BR Se Busca Añejo Mezcal Artesanal 40% (Mexico) $49.99. - Bronze Medal
93 Stolichnaya Lime Flavored Vodka 37.5% (Latvia) $19.00.
92 Stolichnaya Vodka 40% (Latvia) $19.00.
92 Stolichnaya Blueberi Vodka 37.5% (Latvia) $19.00.
90 Stolichnaya Ohranj Vodka 37.5% (Latvia) $19.00.
89 Stolichnaya Razberi Vodka 37.5% (Latvia) $19.00.
88 Stolichnaya Vanil Vodka 37.5% (Latvia) $19.00.
86 Stolichnaya Salted Karamel Vodka 37.5% (Latvia) $22.00.
90 Stolichnaya Citros Vodka 37.5% (Latvia) $19.00.
96 Stolichnaya Gold Vodka 40% (Latvia) $22.00.
92 Stolichnaya Strasberi Vodka 37.5% (Latvia) $22.00.
92 Stolichnaya "100 Proof" Vodka 50% (Latvia) $22.00.
93 Stolichnaya Hot Jalapeno Vodka 37.5% (Latvia) $22.00.
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88 Villa One Silver Tequila 40% (Mexico) $44.00.
88 Villa One Reposado Tequila 40% (Mexico) $49.00.
92 Villa One Añejo Tequila 40% (Mexico) $59.00.

Flavored Vodka

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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.