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SKYY Infusions Vanilla Bean

SKYY Infusions Vanilla


By Robert Plotkin

Vanilla is the most frequently used spice in the world. It must have a universal appeal that other flavorings don't have. So if a bartender can't have fun making drinks with SKYY Infusions Vanilla Bean, check his or her pulse and call a medic. This contemporary brand is a mixologist's dream come true—an unpretentious, skillfully produced vodka that's chaffing at the bit to have a good time.

SKKY Infusions Vanilla Bean—like those that have preceded it—is created using a proprietary process that infuses ultra-smooth, premium vodka with all-natural vanilla. Through this process, the vodka is imbued with the alluring aroma and flavor of the vanilla bean. The infusion is then bottled at 70-proof so there's no biting edge or alcohol burn. The relatively low proof allows the vodka's flavor to luxuriate on the palate for an agreeably long time.

Because of its exceptional balance, SKKY Infusions Vanilla Bean is capable of instilling cocktails with the flavor of vanilla without adding unwanted sweetness. The crystal clear vodka has a silky, lightweight body and a generous vanilla, cocoa and caramel nose. The aromatics are well worth the price of admission. The infusion raises little to no heat as it bathes the palate with the flavor of vanilla bean, chocolate and caramel. Its naturally tangy sweet finish is balanced and thoroughly satisfying.

SKYY Infusions Vanilla Bean joins the brand's existing range of premium flavors, which includes Georgia Peach, Wild Strawberry, Moscato Grape, Coconut, Dragon Fruit, Blood Orange, Pineapple, Ginger, Cherry, Grape, Citrus, Raspberry and Passion Fruit.