Vodka Flavored - Three Olives Bubble
Three Olive Bubble (read Bubble Gum)
Three Olives Company, Lawrenceburg, Indiana
INDREDIANTS: Grain, unknown type (barley or rye?)
PROOF: 70 (35%)
AGE: Not Applicable
PRICE: $ 20-$25 - 1 Liter
Notes: This Vodka is produced in England and is distilled five times. There are at present 17 different other flavors of this vodka. Overall I had been underwhelmed by this vodka company as it has produced questionable flavor concepts with even poorer execution.
Appearance: Attractive thick body to it, clear, no sediment whatsoever. On swirling, it leaves a thin but tenacious clear coat on the inside of the glass, then suddenly turns into droplets.
First Impression: Yes, smells like sweet bubble gum (read latex, bannana, talc). Nail polish notes start to come out after a bit. Tastes like they left a lot of the heads and tails of the distillation in this vodka for flavoring.
Taste: Sickly sweet bubble gum taste. A warming of alcohol as it goes down the throat, and leaves a persistent lingering taste of gum/latex that clings like grim death.
Drinks: If you like the idea of bubble gum dissolved in grain alcohol this one is for you - or maybe you like the idea of something that tastes like latex. Maybe they should come up with a cocktail called "safe sex?" When you finally grow up and develop a taste for real cocktails check out some of our links to cocktail recipe pages.
Cigars: Bubble Gum Cigars - funny, I think they made those candy cigars illegal, something about children and addiction? Hmm....
Final Thoughts: In general I am from the old school which draws a distinction between spirits that I drink and the candy, gum, soda that I consumed as a child, so maybe I am a bit harsh on some of these crossover attempts. But please a vodka that tastes like bubble gum? What were they thinking!?
Bottle: Tall cylindrical frosted bottle like so many other vodkas these days- easily lost in the forest of vodkas at your local store. Light pink color band and clear martini glass shaped window.
Web site:: http://www.threeolives.com
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