Effen Cucumber Vodka
Effen // Netherlands
This is a cucumber infusion of Effen’s classic wheat based vodka. The spirit runs through a column still thus achieving great purity and the temperature during the process is kept very low in order to avoid imparting any burnt flavors to the grain. Active carbon plays the last but critical step of filtering the spirit.
Flavored VodkaDistilled from any agricultural product. It will be labeled with the (pre)dominant flavor(s) listed and can be artificially or naturally flavored.
"Aromatically this spirit is a dead ringer for a freshly sliced cucumber salad with bright refreshing tones and not a hint of alcohol. The palate continues its vegetal tone with crunchy cucumber rind and succulent flesh that hints earthy before finishing with a bit of sweetness. A very smooth finish perhaps rounded out by a bit of sugar could use a bit more bite but makes for an approachable drink. Fine for shots but perhaps best served in a spicy Bloody Mary."