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SKYY Infusions Cherry

SKYY Infusions
All Natural Cherry


By Robert Plotkin

Cherry is one of the most universally adored flavors. Yet it's rather confounding that no one has successfully captured the fruit's essence and made it into a runaway bestseller behind the bar. Numerous brands of cherry liqueurs and brandies have made the attempt, but they've elicited nothing but yawns, sighs or winces from consumers and mixologists alike. That is until the 2008 debut of SKYY Infusions All Natural Cherry, the first of its kind and the only flavored vodka with a fresh, vibrant cherry character.

This luscious top-shelf spirit is created using a proprietary process that infuses all natural cherry flavors into smooth, premium vodka. Through this process, the vodka is imbued with the succulent aroma and flavor of the fruit. The all natural infusion is then bottled at 70-proof so there's no biting edge or alcohol burn.

SKYY Infusions Cherry is a delectable tour de force. The crystal clear spirit has a lightweight, velvety textured body and a wafting bouquet redolent of cocoa and dark cherries. Its soft, gentle entry quickly expands filling the mouth with the naturally sweet, slightly tart, true-to-fruit flavor. The infusion's lower alcohol content allows the flavors to linger on the palate for an agreeably long time. It's a thoroughly satisfying experience from start to finish.

SKYY Infusions Cherry was created to give bartenders and mixologists a way of injecting cocktails with the taste of fresh fruit without adding unwanted sweetness, heft or artificial flavorings. Ideally suited for a wide range of mixed drinks, the vodka is a veritable beverage program in a bottle.

The cherry infusion joins an all-star lineup of flavor sensations that includes Citrus, Pineapple, Grape, Raspberry, Ginger and Passion Fruit. While all of the SKYY Infusions are phenomenal when mixed, each should be sampled neat to be fully appreciated.