The sweet, high but slightly orange-soda ersatz scent accurately reflects the equally sweet and intensely orange taste of this vodka. Because it finishes smooth, with rounded orange and tangerine notes and a Cognac-like, warming touch of honey, it’s addictively sippable.
The bouquet offers delightfully tart fragrances of ripe blueberry, blackberry and black cherry, with intriguing side notes of cocoa bean, textile and green vegetation. Entry is mildly sweet at first, then turns refreshingly tart and acidic; midpalate features the flavor of ripe and bittersweet berries. Ends ripe, appealingly tart and fresh-tasting.
Made with Colombian coffee beans, this vodka bears a strong resemblance to cold-brewed coffee. It has a translucent dark-brown color, espresso- and fudge-like aromas, and a good espresso flavor, with an appropriately bitter edge and a faintly minty finish. This would be excellent in espresso-tinis and similar coffee cocktails.
Made with raspberries from Germany, this clear vodka has a bright berry lollipop scent and a sweet flavor with an insistent pop of berry flavor up front. Best with lots of ice, which smooths out the flavor and coaxes a softer feel.
A very grapey vodka, with a grape soda-like purple color and scent, and intensely juicy, grape-berry flavor lifted by a lightly effervescent feel on the tongue and a touch of violet on the finish.