The Bottom Line
The October, 2006 release of their Pomegranate Vodka has ran the total of Van Gogh's flavored vodkas up to fifteen, besides the clear vodka. That's a rich line-up for a small batch producer and this feat is sure to put Van Gogh at the top of innovation, quality and diversity in the spirits world. As one of the "trendy" flavors of the time, pomegranate is a tempting mistress for distillers and few of those that have attempted have gotten it right. Van Gogh is one of those companies that hit the nail with this bottling.
- Sweet, true pomegranate flavor.
- Highly mixable in a variety of cocktails.
- Wonerful on the rocks or chilled and served straight.
- Imported from Royal Dirkzwager Distilleries in Schiedam, Holland.
- Distilled from grain with a unique double fresh fruit infusion.
- 70 proof (35% alc/vol)
- Approximately $25 for 750mL bottle.
Guide Review - Van Gogh Pomegranate Vodka
A sweet, sultry spirit can be found inside the beautifully designed bottle of Van Gogh Pomegranate Vodka that is adorned with the namesake's art work. Tasting this flavor infused vodka is like taking an exotic journey from light sweetness to a darkly delectable explosion of real fruit. It all begins with a sweet sensory experience filled with the aroma of melons, pomegranate and berries and the visual beauty of a deep crimson that lures one in to the taste that awaits. At first, a wave of Van Gogh's clear vodka splashes through as the flavor eases in on the palate in spirally peaks of sweet and oaky pomegranate. The smooth flavor ripples are not interrupted, but enhanced by a strong citrus kick and delightfully dark flavors remain for minutes, seductively leading to the the next sip.
Van Gogh's Pomegranate Vodka is a wonderful sipper, either chilled and served straight or on the rocks but it is also has numerous mixing possibilities. It was the missing ingredient in my task to create the About.com Red Ball and paired wonderfully with X-Rated Fusion Liqueur in the simply sweet, yet complex Pom-X Martini. The wonders of the vodka are not lost in the Peach Pomegranate Holiday Martini, the Pomegranate-Pineapple Fireworks, or the Communitini.