Tuesday 21 August 2012

Pash-ion for Vodka #19 - Iceberg Vodka

Iceberg vodka is Canadian spirit and was released in September 1995  by the  Canadian Iceberg Vodka Corporation. As with all vodkas Iceberg has a USP and its particular difference is the water source it use. The liquid in question comes from Iceberg where it has been trapped for 12,000 years. This ice is harvested from the death flows* off of Newfoundland.

Iceberg vodka is manufactured by Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation using Ontario sweet corn and is bottled at 40%ABV.

On its own
Nose: A light creaminess, but very minimal.
Taste: Exceptionally smooth, with a superb texture, even at room temperature. A slight sweetness to start, but generally very smooth, clean and pure to taste.

Cool, crisp and slightly viscous. There are hints of vanilla and strawberry. Although very faint, there’s a pleasant tingle of warmth at the end. Again, very clean and pure, and particularly easy to sip.

This had more texture than I would have anticipated, whilst still being crisp, clean and smooth. There are sweet hints of cream on the finish and the taste of sweet anise, too. Very good!

In Conclusion
A very smooth and creamy vodka particularly suited for desert cocktails.

*Death flows are where small piece of ice break off from the main berg from here all they can do is melt into the sea. So scooping these pieces up before they melt,a t the very least, stops the fresh water from reducing the sea salinity. So iceberg harvesting is not as environmentally friendly as it would first appear.

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