Review: Infuse Vodka Peach and Orange Clove

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We encountered Infuse Vodkas about a year ago, reviewing four members of this unique flavored vodka lineup, each featuring solid botanicals suspended inside the bottle. Today we check out the remaining two vodkas in the lineup — though, unfortunately, they are not my overwhelming favorites of the bunch.

Again, all Infuse Vodkas are flavored not with mystery essences but with dried fruits and spices. Both are 80 proof. Thoughts follow.

Infuse Peach Vodka – The big slices of dried peaches look enticing, but this spirit is just way too medicinal. Suffering from much the same problem as Southern Comfort, Infuse Peach has a raw alcohol overtone to it that the peach notes only serve to enhance, not detract from. Even the peach notes are indistinct and a bit off-putting, more like a vaguely-flavored cough syrup than anything that came from the orchard. C-

Infuse Orange Clove Vodka – Gentle on the nose, almost lemonade-like, with just a hint of baking spice. The body is equally restrained, a layering of easy citrus fruit with clove and some evergreen notes, lending this vodka a quality on the palate that approaches that of many modern gins. The flavor isn’t altogether intense, and the finish is short. It’s pleasant enough as a simple mixer, but it doesn’t really push its component flavors far enough to replace either a solid, citrus-flavored vodka or a fruity gin. B

each $28 / infusevodkas.com

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2 Responses

  1. John S. Steidler January 15, 2015 / 9:11 am

    These 2 vodkas sound like they would have a pretty good taste and ones that you could either drink straight or mix with something and feel very good. I haven’t drank vodka for a long time, but my favorite mixer with vodka is orange juice (SCREW DRIVER).

  2. Max @ Mix Your Drink January 30, 2015 / 11:51 pm

    Infused Vodka, is a little unusual to get used to. I tried some Bacon flavoured Vodka the other day… I quickly moved onto Blueberry Infused Vodka… Yummo

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