Product Type: Ciroc Vodka
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Distinctly different spirit
Ciroc - Vodka 1 L
Member Name: Callee
Ciroc - Vodka 1 L
Date: 30/10/12, updated on 30/10/12 (112 review reads)
Advantages: Lovely taste
Disadvantages: Tres expensive
This is my all time favourite vodka, as I have said in a previous review I do purchase Smirnoff as my usual choice but purely because of the price of this vodka. I first got one of these during a visit to duty free when travelling to Mexico and it appealed to me because the bottle looked really lovely and would fit in nicely in my dining room.
The bottle itself is clear glass with a blue base and blue circle above the ciroc branding. It says on the front of the bottle that it is snap frost vodka distiller from fine French grapes. It is 5 times distilled and is a product of France.
When we got home from holiday I googled it to see where it was sold and as this was back in 2007 it was hard to find other than duty free and a couple of online shops. It was endorsed if my memory serves me right by puff daddy or 'p' diddy as I believe he is now known.
The reason I like this so much is it tastes so pure and not too strong but gets you feeling really giggly and tipsy without having to drink too much. My husband very kindly found me a bottle of this as a Christmas present from Selfridges and it cost him around £50.00 but it is worth that as I say it is like the champagne of vodkas when comparing this to others.
I am reading the back of a bottle I still have (I kept the bottle as it looks so nice to have in although it is now sneakily filled with water) and it says the following:
At the heart of this unique vodka are select grapes grown high in the Gaillac region of France. This innovation in French craftsmanship uses a cold fermentation process, unique in the world of vodka, preserving the grapes' distinct freshness. Distilled 5 times, this results in a taste experience that is refreshingly different and elegantly smooth. Experience it and revel in the unexpected.
That is from the back of the bottle and it is certainly true, it is definitely an experience I would recommend and although quite expensive it would be worth a try on special occasions. I have since seen this only last week in costco which is where I get a lot of my products from due to the low cost, but to buy from a Costco warehouse you do have to be a member as this is how you get your items discounted - though membership fees.
I am now dropping the hint to my husband in the hope there might be another bottle of this under the Christmas tree with a nice bow as I found that last time I drank this I did not have a hangover at all - not sure why because I always at least have a headache when I drink so it may be coincidence but I will do anything to justify a little bottle of this.
Summary: A lovely clean, crisp vodka
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