The initial nose that will be noticed is softly-stated, and brings up memories of rich and creamy Coconut pastries or other comfort food. The first sip you will have is a monumental meeting of the minds, where the cool, collected Coconut tastes plays off perfectly with the more gritty and strong vodka feel that the original Ciroc has.
Absolut Vodka is made exclusively from natural ingredients, and unlike other vodkas, it doesn't contain any added sugar. In fact, Absolut is as pure as vodka can be. Still, that purity has a certain taste: Rich, full-bodied and complex, yet smooth and mellow with a distinct character of grain, followed by a hint of dried fruit.
Stolichnaya Premium Vodka is a classically-styled, exceptionally smooth vodka. Crystal clear in color with marshmallow, mineral and mild fruit peel aromas. A soft, supple entry leads to a smooth, medium bodied palate with pastry frosting, talc and citrus rind flavors. Finishes with a clean, lightly sweet, sugar dust, wet straw and balanced pepper fade.
Absolut Elyx is manually distilled in a 1921 copper rectification still known as Column 51, made entirely of copper. It is operated by a selected few who inherited their knowledge and expertise from past generations of spirit and vodka makers. Our silky textured vodka is a result of the single estate wheat, the manual operation and the old copper catalyzation process. The copper naturally catalyzes trace compounds in the spirit, purifying the vodka and adding a highly prized silky texture and taste.
In 1995, Tito Beveridge had the idea of building his own microdistillery incorporating the traditional copper pot distillation process used in the creation of fine single-malt scotches and high-end cognacs. He acquired the first legal permit to distill in Texas and put his life savings into it. Since then, he’s won Double Gold at the World Spirits Competition, Chairman's Trophy for World's Best Vodka Tonic, and many others. Tito’s Handmade Vodka is distilled and bottled on the same land where he started it all in Austin, Texas. It’s made from corn and is naturally Gluten-Free.
Ketel One is made in Holland. It is a family-owned business which has been carrying on the tradition of vodka-making for eleven generations. They report that the focus at Ketel One is quality, tradition and personal commitment to their customer. This shows in their vodka by offering only the heart of each distilate, tasted by a member of the family before it is released. One of the best Martini vodkas available.