tasting flavored vodkas with, in the words of my
favorite author, Hunter S. Thompson, "fear and loathing".
Actually, it's more like a crap shoot since you never know
if you're going to get something incredibly great or something
incredibly horrible or possibly something somewhere in between.
By this writing I have taste driven almost 100 different flavors
of vodka and I have to admit that some are pretty darned tasty
if not at least interesting but the few that were putrid beg
to ask the question; what in the hell were they thinking?
now makes 27 flavors of vodka with such interesting varieties
as Sriracha, Whipped, Candy Bar, Chocolate, Espresso, Cake,
Coconut and now Salty Caramel Apple. They
must hold the most interesting focus groups at their HQ. Their
chocolate and whipped vodkas are actually pretty good and
surprisingly good when mixed together, go figure.
see which category this Salty Caramel Apple
falls into. The nose immediately reminds me of cotton candy
and then settles into caramel, apple and salt just as advertised.
The mouth feel is syrupy and thick and the green apple, caramel
and salt come through in that order. The finish is smooth
yet sweet with the salt coming in first followed by green
apple and then the caramel and lasts for a good amount of
time. While I wouldn't go so far as to recommend it as a standalone
sipper, it would add interest to a mixed drink made of some
club soda or possibly whipped cream or cranberry juice as
a counter point to the sweetness.
I like the combination of sweet and salty as I really like
the combination of chocolate and potato chips. The green apple
in this vodka adds a third dimension of tanginess and works
pretty well with the other two flavors. I do believe younger
drinkers in their 20's might really go for this sweet, salty,
between $11.99 to $13.99 per 750ml bottle this vodka is a
real bargain just remember that it contains 30% ABV or weighs
in at 60 proof.
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