The Bottom Line
Van Gogh Vodka continues to produce some of the best flavored vodkas available. The good news is that Van Gogh is a popular brand and one you can find almost anywhere. The great news is that they have recently released a vodka with the elusive blueberry. I put blueberry in alcohol in the same category as cherry, lemon and grape. It is with these particular fruit flavors that the taste of the vodka (or other spirit) can easily go medicinal and reminiscent of cough syrups. Yet, Van Gogh has struck gold with the Acai-Blueberry - or maybe they struck blue.
- Natural acai-blueberry flavor.
- Great for creating deep purple cocktails.
- Mixes with a variety of other fruit flavors very nicely
- Neutral grain vodka infused with acai blueberry
- Distilled in Schiedam, Holland by Royal Dirkzwager Distilleries
- Imported by Luctor International, LLC, Orlando, Florida
- 35% alc/volume (70 proof)
- Retail for around $28/750ml bottle
Guide Review - Van Gogh Acai Blueberry Vodka
I was very hesitant to taste Van Gogh Acai-Blueberry because, although I love flavored vodkas and have been impressed with the distiller's results to date, it was still blueberry. Previous experience has influenced my perception of blueberry in alcohol but I worked that out and with the first sip I knew this blueberry vodka was a winner. Straight up, chilled and mixed, Van Gogh Acai-Blueberry has found a place in my liquor cabinet and I believe the natural flavoring (as opposed to the artificial often employed) makes the difference.
The taste of this vodka is excellent, but I also am in love with the deep purple-blue color of the spirit and the possibility that this spirit brings to the rainbow of drinks we can make. So you have real acai-blueberry flavors with a stunning hue and the drink possibilities open up. Also, there is the Very Berry Cosmo, which blows the "Cosmo" Cosmopolitan out of the water, and the Twisted Berry. The point is that blueberry lovers can now rejoice!
The nose opens with natural blueberries, just like those beauties in the produce section, with a sweetness that is entrapping. The palate has Van Gogh's signature oil and a touch of alcohol that is perfectly covered by the sweet acai. It finishes clean with a full, quick blueberry that is simply delightful.
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