Distilled by Three Olives Rosé
Flavored with “natural flavors and certified colors,” employing Welsh “lake water.”
Grain: English wheat.
Appearance: Pink, as one might expect from a beverage billing itself as a “Rosé Vodka,” but without the chromatic depth seen in most high-quality rosé wines.
Nose: Fruity (no surprise there), but I suspect that’s a function of the added flavors rather than the spirit.
Flavor: Pleasant enough, inoffensive, but lacking the complexity one expects from a premium vodka.
Finish: Long, light, mildy spicy, and faintly saccharine.
Conclusions: This is a new entry in an increasingly crowded field. While I won’t be sipping this neat, I can see myself serving it on the rocks with a splash of soda and enjoying it with friends on a warm summer’s evening.
Cocktail Recommendation: This is a tough one, in part because I have trouble imagining wanting to modify this very delicate juice, in part because, in a manner of speaking, it’s already a cocktail, and tastes like a high-proof Frosé. So my cocktail recommendation is simply this: Place the bottle in the freezer overnight and then pour it over crushed ice for a pleasant, refreshing, comparatively low-sugar—and very cold—adult beverage.