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Cape North Vodka

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Cape North Vodka

Cape North Vodka

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The Bottom Line

What has been available in Europe for quite awhile has now hit the U.S. market. Okay, so at this time, Cape North Vodka is only available in the Northeast, but it's close enough and worth hunting down. This premium wheat vodka is exceptionally smooth and makes a great base for some equally exceptional cocktails. Cape North has a little bit of everything, including the distinction of being distilled from golden French wheat, cut with Swedish spring water and delicious citrus and vanilla notes.


  • An exceptionally smooth wheat vodka.
  • Excellent straight, chilled or mixed.


  • Very limited availability.


  • Distilled from golden wheat from Bourgogne, France and blended with Swedish spring water.
  • Small-batch, premium vodka distilled five times in copper pot stills.
  • Imported by Long Tail Libations, a subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch, Inc
  • Retails for around $39/750ml bottle
  • 40% alc/volume (80 proof)
  • Released in 2008

Guide Review - Cape North Vodka

Cape North is a delightful addition to the vodka market and a truly international, well-crafted spirit. The vodka is distilled five times in copper pot stills from 100% golden wheat from the Bourgogne region of France, filtered in a ceramic system and blended with imported, fresh spring water from Sweden. The result is an ultra smooth, premium vodka worth getting your hands on.

I have to say Cape North is an impressive mixer in every vodka cocktail I tried it in. The artistry of the vodka is also seen in the signature cocktail collection on the company's website. Cocktail like the Basil North, Beautiful Boat and Cape Samurai are just a sampling of the stunning creations of some of Europe's most innovative bartenders and represent the creative concoctions that are possible when working with such a well-designed spirit.

Tasting Notes:
Cape North holds citrus and faint vanilla notes in the aroma. The palate is exceptionally smooth and watery, continuing with the vanilla and citrus and adding a ever-so-slight hint of chocolate. The finish is substantially long, clean and pleasant.

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