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Van Gogh Cool Peach Vodka

Van Gogh Cool Peach Vodka


By Robert Plotkin

Launched in 2011, ultra-premium Van Gogh Cool Peach Vodka is produced by the Royal Dirkzwager Distilleries at the Cooymans Distillery in Tilburg, The Netherlands. The all-natural spirit is crafted in small batches using premium neutral grain spirits, purified water and natural peach flavor. Its true-to-fruit character is the direct result of a proprietary double-infusion process. To ensure the vodka's flavors thoroughly integrate, it spends at least 8 weeks in underground tanks prior to bottling at 70-proof.

Capturing the essence of a fruit is something Master Distiller Tim Vos does exceedingly well and this classy flavored vodka is no exception. Van Gogh Cool Peach has crystalline clarity, a curvy, medium-weight body and a glass-filling bouquet of sliced peaches, marzipan and muddled mint leaves. The array of aromatics effectively set the stage for the flavors to follow. Its entry bathes the palate with spicy warmth followed by the taste of peach cobbler, cinnamon, nutmeg, evergreen and sweet almonds. The lingering finish is spicy and saturated with the flavor of tree-ripened peaches.

What a great product to stock behind the bar. Van Gogh Cool Peach Vodka marries beautifully with fruit juices, mixers, ice creams and sorbets. You can pair the vodka with other Van Gogh flavors—such as Açai-Blueberry, Strawberry, Raspberry and Pomegranate. Then again you can enjoy it in the tall, iced drink, the Fuzzy Navel Crush. It's made with Van Gogh Cool Peach Vodka, triple sec, fresh orange juice and club soda for a shot of effervescence.

Like the other Van Gogh flavored gems that have preceded it, Van Gogh Cool Peach Vodka is perfectly in step with contemporary mixology. Brimming with flavor and lively aromas, the vodka was born for use in craft cocktails.