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Stolichnaya

Stolichnaya
Hot Jalapeno Vodka

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Latvia
Alcohol: 37.5%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$22
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Stolichnaya
Hot Jalapeno Vodka

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Latvia
Alcohol: 37.5%
Clear color. Aromas of clove cigarettes, mace, leather, musk, and eucalyptus with a supple, crisp, dry medium body and a smooth, captivating, medium-long roasted hatch chile, lime spritz, and cinnamon finish. A dark, savory mood of a Vodka that’s super distinctive and complex; bartenders take note.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy
Aroma Aroma: clove cigarettes, mace, leather, musk, and eucalyptus
Taste Flavor: roasted hatch chile, lime spritz, and cinnamon
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 dark, savory mood of a Vodka that's super distinctive and complex; bartenders take note.

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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96 Stolichnaya Gold Vodka 40% (Latvia) $34.00.

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.