Product Type: Absolut Company Vodka
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Absolut Raspberry Vodka
Member Name: Ninski1
Absolut Raspberry Vodka
Advantages: Great taste
Disadvantages: None in my opinion
Rasberry Absolut Vodka is part of the Absoult Vodka range and is 40% abv (80% proof). The Vodka comes in a red raspberry coloured glass bottle with white writing on the bottle indicating that the vodka is imported and that Absolut have been blending and producing vodka since 1879. Rasberry Absolut in made from natural ingredients (including wheat) and does not contain any added sugar, the raspberries used usually come from Swedish hillsides.
Rasberry Absolut in widely available in supermarkets and off-licenses and a 1 litre bottle can be purchased for around £18-20, depending on where you shop, at the moment, Asda are selling a 1 litre bottle for £18.27.
The Vodka is not raspberry coloured, which I found a little disappointing, but then that would probably alter the way it tastes as they would need to add a colour to the vodka. The vodka is smooth to taste, has a nice finish and unlike some cheaper vodkas does not taste unnatural or of chemicals, the use of real raspberries really does make the vodka pleasant to drink, on its own over ice and if added to a mixer, I usually just use a diet lemonade, it adds a nice addition to the drink, plus it makes it longer. When consumed neat the vodka is good to drink and it does not leave a nasty after taste or make you feel like you are drinking neat alcohol.
The vodka smells sweet and fruity, like raspberry and is quite strong, but the initial smell is not carried through into the taste, which is good in my opinion.
Overall, if you like vodka I would recommend giving this a try, it's a nice twist on a pretty well known brand, it mixes well and can be used in all the usual ways, such as drinking it neat, adding to a mixer or in a cocktail. The price is fairly reflective of other similar brands and the bottle looks good too.
Summary: Nice twist on a classic vodka
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