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Stolichnaya

Stolichnaya
Strasberi Vodka

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Latvia
Alcohol: 37.5%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$22
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Stolichnaya
Strasberi Vodka

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Latvia
Alcohol: 37.5%
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of strawberry jam, blackberries, and hints of lavender with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, interesting, medium-length finish displaying accents of candied raspberry and licorice. A pure, berry-flavored Vodka that nails it.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity
Aroma Aroma: strawberry jam, blackberries, and hints of lavender
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of candied raspberry and licorice
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, on the rocks and neat
Cocktail Cocktails: Bloody Mary, Moscow Mule, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A pure, berry-flavored Vodka that nails it.

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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92 Stolichnaya "100 Proof" Vodka 50% (Latvia) $22.00.
93 Stolichnaya Hot Jalapeno Vodka 37.5% (Latvia) $22.00.
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88 Stolichnaya Razberi Vodka 37.5% (Latvia) $20.00.
90 Stolichnaya Ohranj Vodka 37.5% (Latvia) $20.00.
92 Stolichnaya Blueberi Vodka 37.5% (Latvia) $20.00.
90 Stolichnaya Citros Vodka 37.5% (Latvia) $20.00.
95 Stolichnaya Cucumber Vodka 37.5% (Latvia) $20.00.
94 Stolichnaya Vanil Vodka 37.5% (Latvia) $20.00.
94 Stolichnaya Salted Karamel Vodka 37.5% (Latvia) $20.00.
92 Stolichnaya Gluten Free Vodka 40% (Latvia) $20.00.
96 Stolichnaya Gold Vodka 40% (Latvia) $34.00.

Flavored Vodka

Spirits Glass Shot Clear.jpg
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.