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October 13, 2011

ABSOLUT VODKA
Absolut Spirits Company
Country of Origin:  Sweden

  • Absolut Vodka
  • Absolut Apeach
  • Absolut Citron
  • Absolut Kurrant
  • Absolut Mandrin
  • Absolut Peppar
  • Absolut Raspberri
  • Absolut Ruby Red Grapefruit New 2006
  • Absolut Vanila
  • Absolut Vodka
  • Absolut Raspberri
  • Absolut Mandrin
  • Absolut Vanila
  • Absolut Kurrant
  • Absolut Citron
  • Absolut Peppar
  • Absolut Apeach

Absolut Ruby Red Grapefruit NEW 2006

ABSOLUT RUBY RED has a distinctly complex, floral aroma with clear notes of natural grapefruit. The zesty and refreshing flavor stems from the Grapefruit peel; the long aftertaste has a slightly dry and fruity finish. The smooth frosting of the bottle is graced with shades of RUBY RED inspired by fresh grapefruits wedges, emphasizing its sophisticated and fresh flavor. The shape of the RUBY RED bottle, like all other ABSOLUT bottles, was designed with a natural simplicity in mind that showcases the clarity and perfection of the product.

BELVEDERE
Millennium Import LLC
Country of Origin: POLAND

Belvedere Vodka is distilled from 100% Dankowskie Gold Rye, which has only been successfully harvested in Poland. Belvedere Vodka is distilled four times, the optimum number for achieving its unique flavor profile—three distillations leave minor imperfections, five distillations strip away delicious flavor notes.

Belvedere Vodka

Recognized and appreciated by discriminating enthusiasts worldwide, Belvedere offers an authentic experience in luxury that’s worthy of every celebration, whether everyday or extraordinary. Meticulously hand-crafted in small batches, it has a subtle sweetness and smooth, clean finish that only comes from using rye as the single ingredient

Belvedere Cytrus

Handcrafted using lemons grown in the sunny citrus groves near Murcia, Spain, and limes harvested nearby in southeastern Spain, Belvedere Cytrus expresses the lively character of natural lemon and exotic layers of lime. Macerated with four-times distilled Belvedere ‘spirit’, crafted with 100% Dankowskie Gold Rye, it is a subtle combination of pure lemon enhanced by an exotic hint of lime.

Belvedere Pomarancza

Distilled using ripe mandarin (a small fragrant citrus fruit harvested in southern Spain), Moroccan oranges and exotic Moroccan orange blossoms, as well as limes from southeastern Spain. This spirit shows deep orange aromas with bursts of orange blossom. Flavor notes of sweet oranges are balanced by an elegant touch of lime.

Belvedere Brochure (400kb pdf)

BLUE ICE VODKA
21st Century Spirits
Country of Origin: USA

Blue Ice Vodka has undergone recent changes in the way its water is treated and the results are literally adding up. In the Spring of 2006, Blue Ice Vodka received 94 points from the Beverage Testing Institute, up on point from it's previous score in 2004, by changing the way it treats the premium water sourced for every bottle.

America’s finest potato vodka, Blue Ice American Vodka, can only come from one place–Idaho–home to the luscious Russet Burbank Potato. Less than 3% of all vodka produced worldwide is made from potatoes. It takes 9 ½ pounds of potatoes to craft each bottle of Blue Ice American Vodka. It is distilled in a four-column apparatus via fractional distillation. This distillation process gives the Master Distiller control over the removal of impurities, while maintaining the delicate flavor profile of Blue Ice Vodka.

After the careful distillation process, Blue Ice Vodka is filtered five times for extreme clarification. Blue Ice Vodka is produced at Silver Creek Distillery in Rigby, Idaho, the only potato spirits distillery in the United States, under the guidance of Master Distiller Bill Scott. Mr. Scott combines a seasoned palate with cutting edge technology to ensure the quality production of Blue Ice Vodka.

More information can be found in the Blue Vodka Ice Informational Document (121 kb pdf).

BONG SPIRIT VODKA
Country of Origin: Holland

Bong Vodka was envisioned and created by a group of contemporary artists to fuse together a new wave of progressive fashion and designer attitude with an age-old Dutch product of exceptional quality. Its artisanal formula has been handed down through five generations of master distillers and produced through a 150 Year Old manual process, rich with traditional standards and superior craftsmanship.

The designer quality of Bong Spirits serve to unite those of various lifestyles together in spirit, by way of expressionism and appreciation for ultramodern music, art and culture. Triple distilled.  The bottle is made in Italy and is individually numbered, hand painted and signed by the artist.

BORU VODKA
Castle Brands
Country of Origin: Ireland

Boru Vodka

Named for Brian Boru, the first high King of Ireland, the frosted bottle features an embossed date of 1014, the year that Brian Boru led Ireland to victory against foreign invaders. It is the original vodka from Ireland and is the only Irish Vodka in the US . Made with pure Irish spring water, it is quadruple distilled for smoothness and clarity. It is the only vodka distilled through 10 feet of Atlantic Irish oak charcoal.

Boru Citrus Vodka

Boru Citrus Vodka is vivacious. It dances on the tongue as it crackles into life. This is not a shy vodka, it brings its array of mouth-filling flavors immediately to the forefront. In this expression, the two component flavors—lemon & lime—are surgically balanced and indistinguishable on the palate. The finish is warm and pleasing.

Boru Orange Vodka

A more composed spirit than the Citrus, this vodka has a medium-weight body, orange-blossom bouquet and two-toned orange-tangerine palate. A burst of tangerine flavor keeps the orange from dominating and relegating the vodka into a one-dimensional expressio

Boru Crazzberry Vodka

From stem to stern it’s a bonafide treat for the senses. Be sure to linger with its bouquet, a lavish offering of fresh raspberry and cranberry. The body is light and laced with warmth and electricity, a characteristic of the Boru house style. On the palate, the flavor medley presents itself in an initial flurry, a series of waves of raspberry and then cranberry flavor. The relaxed finish is broadly flavorful and thankfully long-lasting.

FINLANDIA VODKA
Brown-Forman Company
Country of Origin: Finland

Finlandia

The origin of Finlandia starts with the pure glacial spring water. It then continues with the finest premium six-row barley and the nourishment of the Midnight Sun. Then our state-of-the-art continuous distillation process yields the world’s finest vodka. The Finlandia Ice Bottle has been synonymous with premium vodka. The label design features natural landscapes and a legendary Finnish symbol, the white reindeer, as well as the Midnight Sun. Legend has it that if you’re lucky enough to see the sun, moon and white reindeer simultaneously, any wish you make will be granted.

Finlandia Cranberry

When looking for a flavor, Finlandia doesn’t have to look much farther than Finland ’s natural forests. The Arctic Cranberry thrives underneath the Midnight Sun, producing a flavor that’s deliciously tart and a little sweet. Arctic cranberries are so delicious, bears and cranes clamor for them.

Finlandia Lime

Finlandia pioneered the concept of creating a fusion of flavors using fruit and vodka. And, with this idea, Finlandia was the first to create three of the world’s most requested flavored vodkas.

Finlandia Mango

With their fair Scandinavian complexions, the Finnish weren’t exactly made for the tropics. Funny, then, that we’d create a vodka that was. Finlandia Mango infusion is the perfect balance of flavors from two different parts of the world. The result is a vodka pure as a glacial stream, with a tropical mango taste more likely to conjure up visions of sand dunes than snowdrifts.

Finlandia Wild Berries NEW

Hamptons Spirits Company
Country of Origin:  USA

Hamptons Clear Vodka (80 Proof)

2006 Double Gold Medal Winner at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition , 2003 Gold Medal Winner "Best of the Best", a 1999 American Tasting Award Winner, and 4 Stars from The Spirits Journal. Made from 100% Yellow corn, quadruple filtered, and using double filtered pure spring water. No added sugar, glucose, or preservatives are added to Hamptons Vodka. Rated 92Wine Enthusiast. 100 R ated 92 by Wine Enthusiast

Hamptons Real Banana Vodka (80 Proof)

2004 Gold Medal Winner at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition . Anthony Dias Blue said in two separate articles in Bon Appétit: "Ripe banana nose; powerful and lush banana flavor with a long, rich finish and lovely, clean flavor." Also: "Sounds weird? It's not. Deep and intense with a long fruit finish. Tropical cocktaillistas, take note."

Hamptons CherryVanilla Vodka (80 Proof)

Made from Real White Bing Cherries and pure Vanilla beans. This product is also 'melded', not infused, with Hamptons Premium vodka, creating a 'multi-layered' tasting experience, not unlike a fine wine. A very 'retro' American flavor, that takes us back to soda fountain days.

Hamptons ChocaRaspberry Vodka (80 Proof)

2005 Silver Medal Winner at the World Spirits Competition . Made from Real Black Raspberries and the best Imported Chocolate. Hamptons ChocaRaspberry product is like no other flavored vodka on the market. The reason: the flavor combinations are 'melded', not infused, with Hamptons Premium vodka, creating a 'multi-layered' tasting experience, not unlike a fine wine.

HAMPTONS GIN (94 Proof)

2006 Bronze Medal Winner at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition . "The nose is light and fruity, with juniper notes lurking in the back-drop. The body is big, and the palate follows the nose, but here the high alcohol content comes into play, pointing up the juniper notes. The finish is long and very warm." Anthony Dias Blue; Rated 90 byWine Enthusiast

HERB’S VODKA
The Garden Variety Vodka Company
Country of Origin: USA

“The government definition of vodka is an odorless, tasteless spirit. We beg to differ. Because we are a very different vodka.” – Marty Bart

If you think you know the world of vodka, we can honestly say—you’ve never tasted anything like this. Herb’s Aromatic Infused Vodka is the original herb infused vodka and comes in four garden-fresh flavors: Rosemary, Fennel, Dill, and Cilantro. These four food friendly vodkas are as versatile in the kitchen as they are in the cocktail shaker and add another complex layer of flavor to dishes from gravlax to loin of lamb. Infused with the natural essence, freshness and aroma of fragrant herbs, Herb’s aroma is just the beginning of its wonderful journey to your palate.

Herb’s Aromatic Vodka is the Original Herb-Infused Vodka.  Made in America from select grain vodka and distilled multiple times, it is then carefully blended with pure water and essential oils made from herbs picked at their peak of freshness. This allows the full fragrance and flavor of its natural herb infusion to shine through. The result is an intense aromatic vodka with unparalleled roundness and complexity unlike anything you've ever tasted. Everything about it is original, including its look. Rounded, lightly frosted apothecary bottles are labeled on the front as well as the side. This innovative design means the bottles take up less room on the bar so that all four fragrant flavors of Herb’s line up like books in a library or spices on a rack, showcasing the selection. Herb’s Aromatic Vodka has turned the vodka market on its side.

LEVEL VODKA
Absolut Spirits Company
Country of Origin: Sweden

Made from Winter Wheat and the embodiment of perfect balance. A Combination of two distinct distillation processes.

One for smoothness. Continuous distillation—first pioneered by ABSOLUT in the 1800s-removes all unwanted elements from the spirit, resulting in an incredibly pure vodka, smooth and silky to the tongue. Today, vodkas are usually distilled numerous times in order to provide the highest possible quality. The more times the spirit is distilled, the smoother the resulting vodka. Some vodka makers settle for distilling their vodka two to four times, but the continuous distillation method pioneered by ABSOLUT repeats the process thousands of times, removing all unwanted elements and impurities.

One for character. Batch distillation—the traditional method of making vodka-results in a spirit with unique taste and personality. A highly individual approach that results in an equally distinctive character. Traditional craftsmen knew that what is kept in the vodka is as important as what is filtered out. And while the traditional method of producing vodka, batch distillation, may not result in the same degree of smoothness as multiple distillation methods, there is no denying the character and personality of the spirits that this method produces.

ORANGE V VODKA
Dynamic Beverages
Country of Origin: USA

Orange V starts life as certified 100% pure organic grains grown by small farmers in the US . Organic grains are free of any pesticides and are not genetically altered in any way. Utilizing organic grains, we are sure of starting with the purest ingredients and avoid any unwanted additives in our finished product. The grain is fermented in small batches in our modern distillery located in Idaho . The waters fed into the distillery begin their journey in the Rocky Mountains of Wyoming and travel down the famed Snake River until they make their way to our distillery.

In order to find the unique flavor profile that is Orange V, we went to Florida to find the juiciest and sweetest oranges. The Florida oranges that we use are Valencia , Mandarin and Tangerine. The sensation you feel when tasting Orange V is akin to biting into a fresh sweet orange. The taste of fresh oranges is in every sip of Orange V.

Plymouth Gin
Absolut Spirits Company
Country of Origin: England

Plymouth Gin Original

A great depth of flavor, with a wonderfully fresh juniper, lemony bite with deeper earthy notes.  It has a slight sweetness with extraordinary concentration and complexity.  No single botanical dominates the overall flavor.  No. 17 - Top 100 distilled spirits, F. Paul Pacult’s the Spirit Journal 2004  Voted Best Gin, BBC Good Food Magazine 2002
Double Gold Winner, San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2001. Best White Spirit, International Wine & Spirit Competition 2000

What they say..."It's that smell.  It is fabulous.  It's got a really lovely junipery quality.  But you can also actually feel the other rooty, earthy sort of flavorings in there.  And when you come to taste it, it's soft, it's quite a strong spiri...but it's round and it doesn't attack you at all.  It's a very nice gin indeed.  Good with tonic I'd say."
Jilly Goolden, BBC Food & Drink programme

"If you keep gin in the house, this is the one to have"  Nigella Lawson, Vogue Magazine

Plymouth Gin Navy

At a hefty strength of 57% abv, Navy Strength offers a more intense and rich taste to the Original Strength.  The fragrant and aromatic botanicals are amplified at this stronger strength, whilst retaining the smooth and soft character that Plymouth Gin is so renowned for. What they say...

This was the traditional strength required by the British Royal Navy, as it was the benchmark strength at which a spirit could be spilt on gunpowder and it would still ignite.  For almost two centuries, Her Majesty's Naval Fleet was sustained by Plymouth Gin, and no ship left port without a bottle of Navy Strength 100º Proof. 

Plymouth Fruit Cup

Plymouth Gin's Fruit Cup is at the perfect strength of 30% abv, higher than other fruit cups such as Pimms, giving a fuller flavour.  At its heart is our renowned gin, blended with luxurious fruit liqueurs, vermouths, aromatic bitters, and pure citrus fruit extracts.  The taste reveals a burst of tangerine and lime with aromatic fresh blossom. 

Fruit Cups originate from the 19th century and are traditionally served in a jug and garnished with an assortment of fruit and herbs.  Today Fruit Cups are popular as long, refreshing drinks on summer days.  Our special blend was created by Sean Harrison, Head Distiller at Plymouth Gin, and award-winning mixologist, Wayne Collins. 

Plymouth Sloe Gin

Sloe Gin has a rich red color, which is the result of steeping the finest sloe berries in high strength Plymouth Gin and soft Dartmoor water.  The result is a smooth liqueur taste with a beautiful balance between sweet and bitter fruit flavors, and a hint of almonds from the stone of the fruit.

Origins The sloe berry is from the Prunus family and is a hard, small, purple-black fruit of the Blackthorn, which traditionally grows in English hedgerows.  Most of the sloes in Plymouth Sloe Gin grow wild in nearby Dartmoor  National Park.  The making of fruit gins is a long tradition in the British countryside and Plymouth Gin keeps true to a unique 1883 recipe.   The sloe berries are slowly and gently steeped in Plymouth Gin, soft pure Dartmoor water and a small amount of sugar.  The result is an entirely natural product with no added flavorings or colorings.  Sloe Gin has long been enjoyed as a 'winter warmer' in the countryside.  What they say..."

Superb underlying gin base releasing great natural flavors"— Wine & Spirit International

Gold medal in  the International Wine & Spirits Competition 2003. Gold medal in Taste of the West Product Awards 2003

Plymouth Damson Gin

Damson Gin obtains its rich color from the fruit, in the same way as Sloe Gin.  It is a full bodied liqueur which is naturally sweeter than Sloe Gin.  It is lighter on the palate, but still has a full aroma on the nose that is soft yet unmistakably full of the flavor of plums.

The damson, like the sloe berry, is also a member of the Prunus family.  It is a small purple fruit with a yellow flesh.  Many of the high quality damsons that go into Plymouth Damson Liqueur are picked from trees in Cumbria and The Vale of Evesham.  Damson Gin is made in the same unhurried process as Sloe Gin.  Damsons are slowly and gently steeped in Plymouth Gin, soft pure Dartmoor water and sugar and the result is a delicious fruit liqueur.   Gold medal in Taste of the West Product Awards 2003.

SV Supreme Vodka
Country of Origin: Russia
Soyuz-Victan USA

SV Supreme redefines the super-premium vodka category with a natural smoothness previously not available in Russian vodka.

SV Supreme has been artisanally-crafted using hundreds of years of Russian vodka heritage combined with the best of 21st century distilling techniques. It is filtered a total of fourteen times to achieve its extraordinary purity. Filtration through five different types of mountain crystals and minerals…crystal quartz, morion, chalcedony, topaz and opal…is used to polish the spirit to an unparalleled level of natural smoothness previously not available in a Russian vodka.

The spirits in SV Supreme are Luxe grade – the highest possible quality as determined by the Russian Government. Luxe spirits are made exclusively from the finest selections of wheat, rye and barley grown on the rich and fertile Steppes. A carefully controlled multiple-distillation process assures the purest liquid while the grains provide character and soul to the vodka.

The water, much like the Luxe grade spirits, also plays a critical role in the creation of this world-class vodka. Unlike many vodka producers that distill their water, Soyuz-Victan master blenders preserve the character of the source water. They know that distilling water mutes its inherent flavor and mineral qualities. Instead, SV Supreme is crafted with pristine water sourced from 400-feet deep Artesian wells. This water is then filtered through a state-of-the-art, four stage process and then passed through a series of mountain crystals and silver ions which removes any remaining impurities.

While some might scoff at the use of mountain crystals in purifying SV Supreme, there is in fact both a historical and scientific basis for these steps. Russian folklore is rife with references to the healing nature of crystals. And modern distillation science has further documented their effectiveness in purifying vodka. In a final step, the water for SV Supreme is finished by passing it through silver ions, a final purification step which master blenders say “restores its memory”.

Only then is the water married with the spirit, and the blended liquid is then filtered through the natural mountain crystals yet again polishing it to the pinnacle of perfection to be packaged in a bottle that is as dramatic as the vodka itself.

The result? SV Supreme’s singularly silky mouth feel and an exceptional finish so smooth that it has been dubbed: The Silk Vodka. SV Supreme, an entirely new taste experience certain to please aficionados of Russian vodka.

According to vodka spirits expert Robert Plotkin of BarMedia, SV Supreme offers “a featherweight body with the aroma of sweet grain that highlights its generous, pleasant bouquet…it fills the mouth with delectable grain and malty flavors that persist long into the flawless finish.”

SVEDKA
Spirits Marque One
Country of Origin: Sweden

Svedka Vodka

Award winning Svedka vodka is the fasting growing imported vodka in the United States. High quality Swedish wheat is selected to create Svedka Vodka. In fact, more than 3 pounds of wheat are used to produce each bottle. It is then rectified in a 5-column distillation, a careful process lasting more than 40 hours. The outcome is so smooth that it doesn’t require customary filtration used by most producers. Gold Medal Winner, 2005 & 2006 San Francisco Spirits World Competition. Gold Medal Winner, 2005, Monde Selection, Brussels Belgium; 93 points and ‘Best Buy’ Wine Enthusiast Magazine, 1999 & 2004

Svedka Citron

70 proof. The freshest and juiciest California lemons and Mexican limes are carefully concentrated to produce the finest, all natural essence before being blended with the traditional Svedka Vodka Recipe. Silver Medalist at the 2005 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Svedka Clementine

70 proof. Made with exotic and all natural clementines from Sicily & Calabria. Svedka Clementine releases a range of warm and sunny citrus notes that offer a lasting and smooth finish. Gold Medal Winner, 2006 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Svedka Raspberry

70 proof. Concentrated six times and rectified to preserve the natural flavor of the fruit itself. Prior to bottling, the essence of raspberry is blended carefully with the traditional Svedka recipe. Svedka Raspberry delivers a fresh and lively aroma from its range of red fruits. Recommended & Best Buy, Spirit Journal

Svedka Vanilla

Vanilla pods are plunged into Svedka and remain there for 3 months. The resulting tincture is blended carefully with the traditional Svedka recipe. Svedka Vanilla brings together a unique bouquet of caramel and tropical scents, which blends into soft long and sweet taste. Silver Medalist, 2005 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

VINCENT VAN GOGH VODKA
Luctor International
Country of Origin: HOLLAND

Vincent van Gogh Vodkas, Vincent van Gogh vodka-based liqueurs and Vincent van Gogh Gin have won more awards and received the highest ratings over any Vodkas.

Vincent van Gogh Vodka and Van Gogh Gin received the highest rating, 5 Stars, and ‘Superb’ from Wine Enthusiast. Van Gogh Gin further received the Highest Rated White Spirits in a 10 Year Review by Spirit Journal.

Van Gogh’s Pineapple received 4 Stars and ‘Superb’; Vanilla, 5 Stars and ‘Classic’; Dutch Chocolate, 4 Stars and ‘Superb’; Raspberry, 4 Stars and ‘Superb’; Citroen, 4 Stars and ‘Superb’; Oranje, 3 Stars and ‘Superb’

All products are imported from the Dirkzwager Distillery, in Schiedam Holland. Their multiple distillation process creates the most highly refined vodka resulting in a smooth finish. The Dirkzwager Distillery has a 125 year reputation of making the smoothest alcohols.

VINCENT VAN GOGH VODKA: 80 PROOF

Vincent Van Gogh Vodka is handcrafted in small batches using the finest grains, which is a combination of mainly wheat and a little corn and barley. Our vodka is distilled twice in column stills and then a third time in a traditional potstill to produce a vodka of the highest refinement. The copper potstill takes “the bite” out of the alcohol, making the vodka very smooth. Purified water is superior over distilled water. When water is distilled, it takes the character out, and the water becomes a liquid without identity.

FLAVORED VODKAS: 70 - 80 PROOF

Vincent Van Gogh Oranje and Citroen are 80 proof, while Vincent Van Gogh Wild Appel, Dutch Chocolate, Raspberry, Vanilla and Pineapple are 70 proof. All Vincent Van Gogh Vodkas and Van Gogh Gin are made with the highest quality 196 proof distilled alcohol and all Vincent Van Gogh flavored Vodkas are double-infused during a 6-week long process.

VINCENT VAN GOGH WILD APPEL VODKA:

Our Wild Appel Vodka is made from wild apples grown in abandoned apple orchards in Holland. Because they are wild apples, the apples are “harder” containing less sugar. Since the taste of an apple is not in its natural state very strong, we use wild apples because the flavor is more intense.

VAN GOGH DUTCH CHOCOLATE VODKA

Our Dutch Chocolate Vodka is made from the finest chocolate: Dutch Chocolate. Centuries ago the Dutch traded for the best cocoa beans in the world. In Holland, the Frisian cows produce rich milk from the green grass grown in the lowlands. After combining these two ingredients, Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate Vodka stands up to the centuries old chocolate reputation, a rich tradition reflecting quality and taste.

VAN GOGH VANILLA VODKA

Our Vanilla Vodka is made from the finest Indonesian Vanilla Beans. Need we say more?

VAN GOGH RASPBERRY VODKA

The raspberries that we use are grown in the southern part of Holland on islands called Zeeland. The ocean breeze makes the berries harder with less sugar but with more flavor.

VAN GOGH PINEAPPLE VODKA

Van Gogh Pineapple Vodka is made with the juiciest pineapples from the tropics.

VAN GOGH CITROEN VODKA

Our Citrus Vodka is made from fresh Mediterranean lemons and limes. Perfect for mixing Cosmopolitans

VAN GOGH ORANJE VODKA

We use exotic fresh Spanish Valencia and Mediterranean Blood Oranges to make our Orange Vodka.

VINCENT VAN GOGH VODKA-BASED LIQUEURS

  1. Applefest Sour Apple Liqueur
  2. Amsterdam Chocolate Liqueur
  3. Rhapsody Dutch Chocolate Raspberry Liqueur
  4. Triple Sec O’Magnifique – 30 proof
  5. Triple Sec Superieur – 80 proof
  6. Silhouette Vanilla Liqueur
  7. Sundance Pineapple Liqueur
  8. Sunsation Melon Liqueur

All Van Gogh vodka-based Liqueurs are vodka-based. Van Gogh vodka-based Liqueurs are specifically designed for making the finest martinis, blending perfectly with Van Gogh Vodkas because they are the only vodka-based Liqueurs on the market.

VAN GOGH GIN: 94 PROOF

This is an exceedingly smooth gin with an alluring herbal aroma and soft finish and was the highest rated white spirit by the Spirit Journal (1999). Our master distiller, Tim Vos perfectly blended 10 herbs and botanicals: Angelica, Coriander, Grains of Paradise, Almond, Lemon, Liquorice, Juniper Berries, Cassia Bark, Orris, and Cubed Berries.

Each herb and botanical is distilled individually in a small pot still with a high proof alcohol, which creates a combination called oil. Each oil is stored in separate earthenware pots. Before the third distillation, the Master Distiller measures each oil to be added to the alcohol in the pot still. The oils and the alcohol are re-distilled together to create the gin.

ABOUT THE VAN GOGH VODKA AND GIN BOTTLES

Van Gogh’s patented 750 ML square-shouldered bottles are frosted white, etched, and feature some of Vincent van Gogh’s paintings, depending upon the bottle. There are multiple silk-screened colors which are viewed in three dimensions as the bottle is turned.

The magnification of the vodka makes the pictures larger, creating a different scene when turning the bottle. Consumers consider the bottle “a work of art” and may keep the bottle as a decoration.

WASABE VODKA
Country of Origin: Japan & The Netherlands

East Meets West. Wasabe is a 75/25 blend of premium Dutch vodka and crafted Japanese Sake—an east meets west spirit brand. The sake is especially made in Japan by their master brewer who has been making sake according to craft traditions that date back nearly 500 years. The sake is then sent to the Netherlands where their master distiller carefully blends the sake into premium Dutch vodka. They developed a meticulous method that enabled them to blend the two together without altering the structure of the sake—not an easy achievement by any means. To further protect the integrity of sake, no flavors are added at any point in the process. This preserves the delicate taste and balance of the sake.

The dual taste profile shows off the complexity of the liquid. At room temperature, the sake is more noticeable on the nose while rounding off the residual aftertaste you would expect from vodka. What’s left is a warm and pleasant texture and mouthfeel. Take it down a few degrees and the aroma of the sake lessens while the taste extends the length of the finish.

Although you would not notice it in over ice or in your favorite cocktail, Wasabe is 70 proof, which is slightly less than the standard 80 proof vodkas on the market. They could have forced the blend to 80 proof, but found that the best tasting blends were always 70 proof—one above and below this proof were not nearly as appealing from a taste perspective.

Wasabe—it’s all about taste.

XELLENT VODKA
Spirit of Hartford
Country of Origin: Switzerland

Received a 96-100 rating from Wine Enthusiast Magazine in March 2005. F. Paul Pacult’s Spirits Journal recently awarded Xellent with top honors—5 Stars—Highest Recommendation as well as listing it as one of the Runners-up as Best White Spirit of 2004. “One of only three or four over $30 super premium vodkas that is actually worth the price tag; WOW” Wine Enthusiast Magazine. A triple distilled - to over 96% pure - bread quality rye vodka using Titlis Glacier water to create this award winning vodka which also won Double Gold at the 2005 San Francisco Spirits Competition.

XO VODKA
Daucourt Martin Imports
Country of Origin: France

Introducing Jean-Marc™ XO: the Connoisseur's hand crafted, small batch Vodka.
Hand crafted by Jean-Marc Daucourt in the Cognac region of France, Jean-Marc™ XO Vodka marries cutting edge French spirits and winemaking techniques to create an extraordinary Vodka possessing a floral bouquet, complex & elegant wheat flavors, a silky texture and very long finish. It is distilled nine times in small batches, using traditional copper Alambic stills. The process takes several weeks from start to finish.
Four particular French wheat grains were chosen for their delicate and harmonious flavors. They are called Ysengrain, Orvantis, Azteque, and Chargeur. Each wheat grain is separated from its chaff before distillation in order to eliminate any bitterness. XO uses only pure Gensac spring water from the Cognac area, filtered naturally for centuries through Grande Champagne limestone. It is micro-oxygenated just after distillation. This innovative technique was borrowed from First Growth winemakers in nearby Bordeaux.
Finally, it is charcoal-filtered through Limousin oak, using special Daucourt family techniques learned over generations of spirits-making. Gold Medal winner at the 2005 San Francisco Spirits Competition; Platinum Medal from the International Review of Spirits; Rated 96 “Superlative and Best of 2004” by Tastings.com.

As reported by the Beverage Tasting Institute’s Gerald O’Kennard, “Brilliantly clear. Remarkably complex, sweet and perfumed floral, anise, and pastry dough aromas have a slightly herbal, citrus-like edge and are very forward and attractive. A rich, smooth entry leads to an oily, unctuous medium-full-bodied palate with vanilla frosting, wheat dough, and subtle nutmeg, almond, and anise flavors. Finishes effortlessly with a long, sweet powdered sugar and marzipan fade. A very interesting and intense product that pushes the envelope and definition of the unflavored vodka category, as this almost seems infused or crafted like a very mild, nouveau gin. This is a fantastic vodka and will make an outstanding martini”.

Record Vodka Rating (96 Points)  "Brilliantly clear. Remarkably complex, sweet and perfumed floral, anise, and pastry dough aromas have a slightly herbal, citrus-like edge and are very forward and attractive. A rich, smooth entry leads to an oily, unctuous medium-full-bodied palate with vanilla frosting, wheat dough, and subtle nutmeg, almond, and anise flavors. Finishes effortlessly with a long, sweet powdered sugar and marzipan fade. A very interesting and intense product that pushes the envelope and definition of the unflavored vodka category, as this almost seems infused or crafted like a very mild, nouveau gin. This is a fantastic vodka and will make an outstanding martini."

"The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences just doesn't give it's Five Star Rating to any Vodka. In fact they found only one worthy of this honor. Jean-Marc XO Vodka (is) the only premium vodka worldwide to achieve the Highest Level of Quality." -- AAHS Award inscription, 2006. XO was awarded a 96 rating by the Beverage Testing Institute, the highest rating a vodka ever received and they further named it Vodka of the Year. Jean-March XO was awarded the Platinum Medal from the International Review of Spirits.

X-RATED FUSION LIQUEUR
Daucourt Martin Imports
Country of Origin: France

X-Rated Fusion Liqueur is a sensuous fusion of Ultra Premium French Vodka & Provence Blood Orange mingling with Mango and Passion Fruits.

X-RATED VODKA
Daucourt Martin Imports LLC
Country of Origin:     France

 X-Rated Vodka is distilled seven times from French Wheat and Roseberry Grain--100% organic and GE free.  Won the Double Gold at the 2006 San Francisco World Spirits Competition