VuQo is distilled from coconut nectar.
It is not coconut flavored vodka.
Distilled in the Philippines (that’s two firsts!) using updated methods used to make a sort of Filipino coconut tequila, this vodka is quite neutral and, unfortunately, a bit less exciting than the story behind it.
The nose hints at sweetness, perhaps with tropical overtones. But a sip reveals a vodka that still carries a lot of Old World medicinality in it. This astringency grows as you drink it, masking any of island notes it might have had on the nose. The finish offers a bit of relief from this onslaught, though. It turns back to sugar and, for the first time, offers a hint of the spirit’s coconutty origins.
Overall it’s a perfectly credible vodka, but probably one better served as a mixer than neat.
B / $25 / vuqo.com
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