Oyo Barrel-Finished Honey Vanilla Bean Vodka

Flavored Vodka

Oyo // Ohio, USA

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    80
  • Avg. Rating

    5.0
    5 out of 5 stars
    ( 1 )

What a mouthful of a name! This vodka starts out as all vodkas do at Oyo as Ohio red winter wheat that is distilled a whopping 34 times. This is infused with local wildflower honey and organic, single-source, fair-trade vanilla beans. Lastly, the spirit enjoys up to a year in a barrel that formerly held the distillery’s bourbon.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    40.0
  • Flavored Vodka
    Distilled from any agricultural product. It will be labeled with the (pre)dominant flavor(s) listed and can be artificially or naturally flavored.
  • Cask Type
    Used Bourbon Barrel

Tasting Notes

"This is a vodka that has been transformed deeply from its original state that it’s hardly recognizable as a vodka at all. It pours an attractive golden color with amber highlights. The nose is stacked with a stable of flavors from vanilla custard, wild flowers, charred oak, to baklava. Their voices never quite make out a harmony, but there is certainly a lot there. The palate is rich and vicious with the honey and vanilla driving the sweetness factor, and the bourbon barrels picking up with a spicy, grain quality. This is a big and complex spirit, but it seems to be having an identity crisis. Tasty enough on its own but may be a bit too outré for almost any classic vodka cocktail."

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