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The Fifty Best Great Flavored Vodka Tasting 2013

 

The Tasting:
The Fifty Best held a “blind” tasting with 17 pre-qualified judges for 52 flavored vodkas in five separate categories: Citrus, Fruits, Tea/Espresso, Cake/Candy, and Misc/Spice. The judges were informed of the categories and flavors, but not the brands. Strict tasting rules were applied. The order of service was established beforehand by lottery. Each of the flavored vodkas were poured into fresh glasses from new sealed bottles, and served at slightly above room temperature. Only ice water and neutral, unsalted chips and crackers were available to cleanse the palate.

The judges wrote down their impressions of each product on score sheets. The scoring was done on a 5-point system, with 5 as the best. Double-Gold, Gold and Silver medals were awarded based on a set range of final point scores received from the judges. There were no Bronze medals awarded for this tasting.

The tasting notes that follow are summaries of the judges’ opinions, with all replicated commentary eliminated. The countries of origin are identified for each brand.

 

Flavor Categories:

  Flavor Category: Spice-Misc  

Sobieski Cynamon
Poland


Red Hots, Big Red, sweet, balanced, cinnamon finish, refreshing, zesty, brilliant, amazing.

Double Gold Medal
Double Gold medal

Sobieski Cynamon

 

  Flavor Category: Spice-Misc  

Chilled Dills
(Pickles)
U.S.


Lovely aroma, pickles, garlic, salty, strong flavor, authentic, well balanced, nice finish, fun.

Double Gold Medal
Double Gold medal

Chilled Dills

 

  Flavor Category: Spice-Misc  

Iceberg Cucumber
Canada


Strong cucumber flavor, dill, olive oil, vinaigrette, butter, sugar, balanced, crisp, refreshing, delicious.

Double Gold Medal
Double Gold medal

Iceberg Cucumber

 

  Flavor Category: Spice-Misc  

Spud Ginger Lemongrass
Poland


Prevalent ginger, subtle lemongrass, awesome blend, captured taste well, well balanced, full bodied.

Double Gold Medal
Double Gold medal

Spud Ginger Lemongrass

 

  Flavor Category: Spice-Misc  

Belvedere Bloody Mary
Poland


Blended spices, herbs, rosemary, thyme, tomatoes, peppers, Worcestershire sauce, celery salt, cilantro, spicy, smooth, soft finish, very good.

Gold Medal
Gold medal

Belvedere Bloody Mary

 

  Flavor Category: Spice-Misc  

Spud Chili Pepper
Poland


Spicy chili, pepper, hot, balanced, smooth finish.

Gold Medal
Gold medal

Spud Chili Pepper

 

 

Ugly Dog Bacon
U.S.


Bacon aroma, breakfast bacon, smoky, oily smoke, balanced, soft finish, good mixer.

Gold Medal
Gold medal

Ugly Dog Bacon

 

  Flavor Category: Spice-Misc  

Oddka Electricity
Poland


Blue, sweet, spicy, snaps, strange, intriguing.

Silver Medal
Silver medal

Oddka Electricity

 

 

Metropolitan White
(Cola)
U.S.


Cola nose, subtle flavor, syrup, smooth, balanced.

Silver Medal
Silver medal

Metropolitan White

 



 
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