these bottles arrived, I couldn't believe that the
vodkas were flavored chocolate cake and whipped cream. After
a little research, I discovered that these guys actually make
16 different flavors of vodka and these were a pair of the
more tamed down flavors. Putting aside my prejudices and presumptions,
I went ahead with the taste test and was quite surprised to
say the least.
chocolate cake really smells like dark chocolate
and very much resembles its namesake chocolate cake but with
a hint of alcohol in the background. On the palate, it is
rich and creamy and thick and definitely chocolaty and sweet
but not overly sweet. It is smooth and lingers in the finish
and this could be attributed to the multiple distillations
and the 30% alcohol by volume, which is a bit lower than normal
in the hell does whipped cream really smell
like? The whipped cream vodka has a slightly spicy, nutmeggy
kind of aroma that is thick and sweet with a bit of background
alcohol in the mix. The palate follows suit with a very nice
thick oily body, a very subtle sweetness and almost no alcohol
taste. The finish continues down the same path and is long,
sweet and mild.
very surprised that I found myself liking these flavored vodkas
as I tend to be a purist (certainly not a Puritan). They weren't
over the top, and they actually had great flavor as opposed
to some flavored spirits I have recently been exposed to.
But of course being crazy, not stupid, I decided to mix the
two together to ice my chocolate cake with whipped cream.
This playful insanity actually created not only palatable
results but enjoyable results. The two complimented each other,
their sweetness, similarities and differences mixing together
just like cake and icing to produce a dessert like drink that
in extreme cases could substitute for the real thing.
seems to be a trend toward lighter proof spirits and that
very well might be a good thing producing fewer calories and
fewer raging drunks. I'm not sure where all these weird flavored
vodkas are going but they must be going somewhere since so
many companies are producing them.
you're into flavored vodkas, these are quite nice and their
price makes them even nicer at $11.00 to $13.00 per 750 ml
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