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Vodka Flavored - Van Gogh Vanilla


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Van Gogh Dutch Vanilla Vodka
Luctor International Reno, Nevada, Importer
Dirkzwager Distillery, Schiedam, Holland
PROOF: 70 (35% )
AGE: Not Applicable
TYPE: Flavored,Vanilla, Grain

PRICE: $ 29.99 750 ML 


Notes: This vodka is one of the few vanilla vodkas that does not use a load of artificial vanilla flavouring and corn syrup. It is made in Schiedam, Holland and is part of a large portfolio of flavored vodkas including, Citroen, Coconut, Double Espresso (Colored), Dutch Chocolate , Expresso, Mango, Melon, Orange, Pineapple, Pomegranate, Raspberry, Wild Apple, and of course a regular "unflavored" version.

AppearanceAbsolutely clear, on swirling it leaves a a thick clear coat on the inside of the glass and a few legs developing slowly. It is, however, well blended in that the essential oils do not separate from the alcohol base, a difficult trick when dealing with real, fresh ingredients. Well done!

First Impression: Madagascar vanilla with a hint of some other vanilla beans to produce a wonderful balanced bouquet of vanilla but a idiosycrantic one. Almost a butter cream, with a slightly waxy smell developing, and sweet confectionary layer to it.

Taste: Thick, almost oily, sweet body, with a creamy finish with a hint of something I cannot quite identify. Reminds me of a good "advocaat" stripped down.

Drinks: Mixes well for anything calling for vanilla or use it as a substitute for a sweet schnapps (such as butterscotch). Makes for a interesting variation of a Jolly Homo.

Final Thoughts:A vodka made with real vanilla not some chemical equivalent. Skillful blend of diffent types of vanilla to make a unique flavor profile.As a clear Vanilla vodka it also allows for a cocktail that doesn't look like a White Russian or other cream drink.

Bottle:A frosted yet distinctive tall cylindrical bottle square shoulders marvelous graphics and a clear window to a reverse silkscreen painting. Attractive graphics (as in all their series) and gold neck foil.

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