Gray Goose makes normal flavored vodkas, and now it expands these choices with a by-product line referred to as Essences, a part of the new craze in vodka that sees manufacturers counting on actual fruit and pure substances — and no added sugar within the case of Essences — to create uncommon taste mixtures that at the least give the looks of being healthy-ish. In accordance with Gray Goose, it’s the model’s “most expansive innovation to this point … made with all-natural substances and meticulously developed with the highest-quality craftsmanship and a focus to element which have grow to be synonymous with Gray Goose.”
Three flavors can be found — all designed to be served with a easy soda water mixer. We tried all of them. Who’s prepared for boozy spa water?
Every is bottled at 60 proof.
Gray Goose Essences Strawberry & Lemongrass – Strawberry aromas burst instantly as that is poured from the bottle, although an natural aspect on the nostril additionally provides a nod to the lemongrass element. Dry on the palate, the berry notice seems to be ephemeral, fading away in surprisingly brief order and letting the underlying vodka carry extra of the load. Fairly natural on the end, that lemongrass character presents as quite peppery, making for a curious counterpoint to the candy fruit notes up prime. B [BUY IT NOW FROM DRIZLY]
Gray Goose Essences White Peach & Rosemary – Much less overtly fruity on the nostril — the rosemary character is a daring one right here — however in any other case this vodka is pretty nicely balanced between its two main parts. Once more, the palate is kind of dry, with a light peach character — nearly apricot at occasions — exhibiting pretty clearly from begin to end. On the entire, the expertise is kind of delicate however expressive with its core flavoring brokers. If both peach or rosemary make an look in a cocktail you’re working up, this won’t be a foul base spirit to contemplate. B+ [BUY IT NOW FROM DRIZLY]
Gray Goose Essences Watermelon & Basil – A basic mixture IRL, however what about in a vodka? The combo is initially clear and works fairly nicely right here, although the watermelon aroma fades shortly and the palate ultimately turns to one thing nearer to cantaloupe or honeydew than candy watermelon. Of this trio, that is the vodka which may gain advantage essentially the most clearly from some sweetness, one thing which may assist to brighten up the end — the place the basil aspect reigns utterly, particularly after a while in glass permits the fruit to quiet down. B [BUY IT NOW FROM DRIZLY]
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