Here, the nose is distinctly apple-fueled, but almost bitter to the nostrils to the point of astringency. Some vague vanilla and baking spice character picks up the slack, but the apple notes are more central to what’s going on here. On the tongue, it’s fruity as expected. Not just tart apple notes — more authentic here than the nose would indicate — but also hints of pineapple, some lemon, and ample vanilla notes. For a bright, shining moment, Crown Royal Regal Apple is apple pie in a glass… but it doesn’t last. The finish takes a sour, mouth-puckering turn that has some unfortunate hospital character to it, marring what is actually a fairly decent start.
The world is probably not expecting much from Crown Royal Regal Apple, but in a world soon to be overrun by apple-flavored hooch, it’s probably as good as can be expected.
2Nite Sicilian Blood Orange vodka is one of four vodka’s they currently create in Lombardy Italy. The other three flavors include Alpine Mint, Caffe Espresso, and an unflavored vodka. It is made with GMO-free organically grown Tuscan semolina wheat and pure glacial water from the Italian Alps. It is filtered four times through crushed Italian marble before natural Sicilian blood orange flavor is infused. Hand painted Italian glass bottles are then filled with the 80 proof vodka.The aroma is orange zest with a vodka backing. The flavor enters as a sugar sweetened orange. While not syrupy, it does have a liqueur feel to it. The flavor builds to a natural tangerine peak, before fading with a mild mouth warming, followed by vodka and orange zest flavor on the long finish. This is a very smooth vodka that may be a little sweet for some but served on the rocks softens the sweetness
"A friend introduced me to this flavor and I immediately fell in love. It's the perfect tarteness with the vodka. I make a mean green apple shot with this-always a crowd pleaser. Other times I just mix it with sprite. I've purchased this particular flavor 3 times and usually take it with me to hang out with friends. "
As an experienced Single Malt drinker and collector I frequently drink other spirits like Grappa, Cognac and some Vodkas. I tasted Cîroc at room temperature in a glencairn nosing and tasting glass. Comparing this to the 23 other vodkas in my collection this one tastes unique, a very strong citrus peel (zest) flavor in a very smooth vodka is the basis. I the back are hints of grass, Grappa and cardamone. Comparing this to other vodka I would mark this 4/5, comparing it to grappa's and young cognacs I'd probably go for 3+/5. Although I get the perfume reverence people make, I disagree. But it's defiantly not a classic vodka in the sense that it's not neutral.
Here's where Grey Goose fits into the picture. You've been invited to d dinner party with friends. You know the host will offer you a drink. You know the host isn't a "Vodka person" and will probably try and slip you a Popov or, at best, an Absolut. So, your'e only hope here is to bring a gift, a nice bottle of alcohol, to the party. So, you stop off at the grocery store (because you're running late, like usual, and don't have time to go to that liquor store across town that stocks a good variety of Vodkas). So, anyhow, you're in the grocery store and you have a choice of Absolut, Skyy, Popov, Vox, Grey Goose, Belvedere and maybe a few other brands. So, you choose the Grey Goose, because it's the best you can find in a large grocery store chain. (we'll, I'd argue that Belvedere would be about equal, but that's another story). You bring it to the party, offer it to the host (much cooler to bring a premium Vodka that a bottle of wine, IMHO). The host offers you a drink, you ask for your Vodka drink. Host says "let's try this, what's it called again, Grey Goose that you brought" You get your Premium drink. The host pours himself one. The host learns the difference between Vodka and GREAT Vodka.
Flavours reminiscent of sweet orange and ripe guava. With a finish of purple passion fruit, this drink is the perfect blend of floral and tropical. - This super-premium vodka is distilled in America from American grain. - Skyy Vodka is processed through a four-column distillation and three-step filtration system to ensure exceptional quality. I have to say it's except snow on the taste a bit on the sweet side but definitely worth your buck
I admit it, I’m a vodka snob. Not because I have such discerning tastes, but because I hate a hangover, and I like to drink a lot of vodka. Nothing better to me than a (or some) nice, crisp, straight up, vodka martini just a little dry. Must have three olives, an even amount is bad luck, you know. (Learned that one from an old time bartender friend, who served them when it was still okay to have martini working lunches.)
Overall I highly recommend this vodka. If you enjoy a superior vodka at an excellent price, and on top of it like a good David and Golith story, this vodka is for you.