While the brand's portfolio of flavors has now surpassed 30, Pinnacle Whipped Vodka may best illustrate why the line has been so successful. The common thread running through it and each of the other vodkas is they start with a skillfully crafted spirit and add an equally impressive set of flavorings. Do both of those things and you have a shot of making the grade on American backbars. Imported Pinnacle Whipped does both in spades.
The vodka is five-times distilled in France using naturally filtered spring water and wheat grain from the Brie region. To achieve optimum purity, only a small percentage of the distillate coming out of the still—what is referred to as the "heart of the run"—is used in production. The final quality assurance is rigorous charcoal filtering. Prior to bottling, the all-important flavoring is added, which reduces the alcohol content to 35% (70 proof).
Like the others that have preceded it in the range, Pinnacle Whipped offers a flavor extravaganza for the senses. The crystal clear vodka has a viscous, satiny, medium-weight body and wafting citrus, cream and confectionary-like aromas. Its aromatics alone are worth the price of admission. It has a smooth and gentle entry and an expansive palate that's a dead ringer for whipped cream. And not the store-bought whipped cream either—no, the kind that your favorite aunt makes for Thanksgiving. The vodka is spot-on—only difference being the pleasant warmth of alcohol on the finish.
"As a pioneer to the vodka category's most exciting flavor innovations, we are committed to delivering unique, indulgent flavors that resonate with today's vodka drinkers," says senior brand manager Mallika Monteiro. "Pinnacle Vodka is a premium, affordable vodka that tastes outstanding on its own and also mixes extremely well in cocktails."
Pinnacle Whipped is the most popular offering in one of the fastest growing ranges of spectacular flavored vodka, the breadth of which is genuinely staggering. For example, Pinnacle Atomic Hot Vodka is a spicy warm cinnamon vodka that is far more conducive for use in contemporary cocktails than its schnapps or liqueur counterparts. On the other end of the spectrum is Pinnacle Tropical Punch Vodka, an aromatic spirit brimming with the luscious flavors of mangos, papaya, pineapple, pomegranate and others.
Smack dab in the middle of the spectrum is the delightful Pinnacle Cake Vodka. It's exactly what it sounds like—a delicious spirited version of this classic confection. The crystal clear vodka has a lightweight body and a semisweet nose. It is an irresistible gustatory treat, and in the hands of a talented mixologist, Pinnacle Cake Vodka has unlimited creative applications.
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