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Stolichnaya

Stolichnaya
Vanil Vodka

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Latvia
Alcohol: 37.5%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$20
Best Buy

Stolichnaya
Vanil Vodka

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Latvia
Alcohol: 37.5%
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of vanilla pastry, vanilla marshmallow, and vanilla butter cream frosting with a satiny, bright, dryish medium body and a tingling, medium-long finish with notes of vanilla, vanilla butterscotch, and persimmon. Brilliantly executed distillate with pure vanilla flavor that would add a pleasing pastry element to most cocktails.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: vanilla pastry, vanilla marshmallow, and vanilla butter cream frosting
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of vanilla, vanilla butterscotch, and persimmon
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Bloody Mary, Moscow Mule, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Brilliantly executed distillate with pure vanilla flavor that would add a pleasing pastry element to most cocktails.

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 Gluten Free Vodka 40% (Latvia) $20.00.
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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.