The race to out-Malibu Malibu continues with Skyy’s latest Infusions installment: Natural Coconut.
A clear spirit, this vodka smells only moderately of its namesake fruit (it’s not really a nut, folks!), with a distinct alcoholic vaporousness behind as a kicker. On the tongue, quite sweet, and considerably more coconut-like, but with a vodka-fueled finish that’s a little harder-edged than I expect most drinkers are looking for in a flavored spirit like this.
On the whole it’s not at all bad, and of course it’s 70 proof instead of the much lower alcohol level typical of coconut rums, so some burn is expected — as is a bigger wallop in the punch department. Whether that’s something that appeals to you is left as an exercise for the reader.
B+ / $16 / skyy.com
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