Hangar One Kaffir Lime Vodka

Hangar One Kaffir Lime Vodka

SKU 811538010634


Lime can be almost impossible to distill. After all that hard work and time, you can still end up with a spirit that smells and tastes like artificially-flavored candy. Enter the Kaffir lime. It's an unlikely customer, bumpy and uglier than the limes we're used to seeing. But the Thais use this citrus - along with its leaf - because of its high aromatic oil content and intense flavor. When I began to infuse these limes together with the leaves, I tasted rich notes of wood, white pepper, and cucumber. The resulting spirit is like nothing we've ever tasted - unmistakably lime, and endlessly complex.
Category Flavored Vodka
Region California
Brand Hangar One
Alcohol/vol 40%
  • we96

Wine EnthusiastFLAVORED VODKA CLASSIC (96-100)/Wine Enthusiast Highest Recommendation: The acute citrus-lime intensity of the bouquet is unlike anything I've experienced in 13 years of spirits evaluation; the aroma slaps you in the face, forehand then backhand. The keen limey tartness at palate entry makes my face twist; the midpalate is intriguingly sweet and sour. Aftertaste is intense, but manageably citrusy-limey and tart. For the ultimate vodka gimlet.