Van Gogh Blue Vodka
In 2009 Van Gogh Imports released a new unflavored vodka called simply Van Gogh Blue. When you first see the bottle, it may be the word "blue" that you notice first, but you can be assured that the quality you would expect from Van Gogh is inside, just in a slightly different form.
Van Gogh Blue is a wheat vodka designed by the master distiller that employs a selection of three wheats from Holland, France and Germany. It is designed to be an upgrade, not a replacement, from the favorite 80-proof, clear vodka that is Van Gogh's signature but this new super-premium vodka is only $4 more so it is still within many budgets. While still in its infancy Blue has made a splash, one that Norman Bonchick, Van Gogh CEO, says was described by an expert during a tasting as a "homerun" and that "Blue" may refer to "Once in a blue mood you come out with something that's so unique."
A taste of Van Gogh Blue is possibly as close to vodka perfection as one could get, though each will have their own highlights. This one happens to show off the wheat aspect to perfection with a rich, wheaty aroma with hints of fresh, green grasses. The palate is ultra smooth and silky with a very warm wheat taste that throws the "tasteless vodka" notion right out of the window. It finishes a touch dry but warm and satisfying. Blue is a vodka you can mix in any vodka cocktail or simply enjoy straight or chilled.
Van Gogh Dutch Caramel Vodka
Desserts are often held for liqueurs when we speak about distilled spirits, but in an amazing twist Van Gogh Vodka has released a flavored vodka that defies this convention. The vodka is Dutch Caramel and with its 2009 release, it has increased the vodka company's list of infused vodkas to 19. While most of those are fruits it is the Dutch interpretation of chocolate and, now, caramel, that bring sweet to vodkas.
This caramel vodka from Van Gogh is nothing short of delicious, it is almost addicting and were it not for it also being intoxicating it would be a treat that anyone of any age could fall in love with. One of the best ways to enjoy Van Gogh Dutch Caramel is well-chilled and I suggest keeping the bottle in the freezer, or at least the refrigerator. This gives you the option of a quick, cold sipper if poured straight into a glass, or to mix it up in what could be an endless list of delicious cocktails like a Caramel Latte, Proost or the ever-indulgent Snickertini.
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