If you have heard of this Vodka before, it was probably through the advertising campaign featuring P Diddy.
Many people, including ourselves have been put off this vodka because of the campaign and did not t want to be seen with a so called “bling” drink.
Well, it is time we decided ourselves what we thought of Ciroc rather than the assumption it was overpriced and aimed at only one market.
Ciroc is distilled using grapes rather than the traditional potato or wheat ingredients.
The grapes are from the Gaillac (Mauzac Blanc) and also Cognac (Ugni Blanc) region of France.
Once the grapes have been pressed they are cold fermented, the Ciroc is then distilled five times. This results in remarkably smooth vodka.
For those that like to know that bit more about a product, you may be interested to know that the grapes are maintained with the same 10th century methods that originate from Benedictine Monks. The grapes are left for a longer period of time than usual which enables them to ripen more before being harvested. This late harvest ensures that the grapes have hardened sufficiently to lower the chances of bruising, which would have a detrimental effect on the taste of the vodka.
The result of this cold harvest as well as cold fermentation process means that you drink vodka that maintains the essence of the grape taste. This is vastly different to anything else on the market and once you have tasted it will always know you are drinking Ciroc even if blind tasting.
For those of you that expect a kick to your Vodka then you will end up disappointed. The sheer quality of this vodka eliminates this and you have brilliantly smooth and refreshing vodka.
I haven’t tried this as a base for a cocktail as I feel it could be wasted. Ciroc on the rocks is superb and would be exactly how I would recommend drinking it.
If you do have any Ciroc cocktails that make the most of the grape taste then you will have to let us now here at The Emporium.
The bottle itself is very sleek and has a nice understated style to it; the 1L size can make an imposing centre-piece behind a bar but nothing to ghastly.
Overall if you want to treat yourself then I wouldn’t recommend anything else in this price bracket, when compared to Stolichnaya Elit it blows it away and that is not an easy thing to do.
Despite my initial scepticism, Ciroc truly is the champagne of Vodka!
If you do want to try a bottle then pay a visit to our site where it is currently available.
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