Review: Finlandia Tangerine Fusion

Not sure if Finlandia’s Tangerine Fusion is the solution to the energy crisis, but it’s a catchy name nonetheless.

Many orange (and related fruits) flavored vodkas give off a vague citrus character that lies somewhere between orange and lemon, which is never altogether satisfying.

Finlandia eschews both major ends of the citrus spectrum in favor of tangerine, and it’s a wise choice. This infusion of the classic, barley-based Finnish spirit is distinctly tanger-ized, with the notable, lighter citrus/less acidic tone that is unmistakably tangerine. The body is similar, but there’s a sharp heat on the finish — this is vodka after all, and nearly full strength at 75 proof — but on the whole it’s a very good.

Onverall: Not too sweet, not too bitter, not too overwhelming, and no chemical tone at all. In a world flooded with citrus vodkas, this one’s a winner, though certainly one that’s on the lighter side.

B+ / $24 / finlandia.com

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2 Responses

  1. The Absinthe Review Network May 26, 2009 / 10:06 pm

    You’re right that there isn’t much chemical tone, which is what always bothered me about Smirnoff.

    If you enjoyed this, try the grapefruit.:)

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