Players Extreme Lemon

  • Rating: 5
  • Value: 4
Proof: 70 (35%)
Age: Not applicable
Price: $ 20-$25 - 750 ML
Price Range:

Heavy duty lemon vodka.

NotesThis Vodka is produced in England and is distilled five times.

AppearanceAttractive thick body to it, clear, no sediment whatsoever. On swirling, it leaves a thin but tenacious clear coat on the inside of the glass, then suddenly turns into droplets.

First Impression: Lemon on steroids! On deeper inhalation you pick up hints of the alcohol cutting through the citrus.

TasteLemon of a heavy, almost waxy type, but more the kind you find in a lemon ice. It is oily and a little tart on the tongue.The alcohol leaves warmth at the middle and back of the tongue. A very slight  warming of alcohol as it goes down the throat, the lemon oil clinging to your teethleaving a persistent lemon oil taste (like you just had a cough drop). It is highly reminiscent of a Italian Lemoncello in flavor but not in body (texture) or appearance.

DrinksAn interesting vodka, but as with any flavored vodka it limits what you can do with it to the realm of specialty drinks.

Check their web site for more ideas.

Cigars: Mixed feelings about it- personally I don’t think it is a good mix because all the lemon oil is clingy enough – mix that with cigars and well. . .

Final Thoughts: Subtlety is not something you can accuse Players Extreme Vodkas of possessing.  An interesting experiment in flavoring, heavier than most other vodkas by a good margin. With the sea of flavored vodkas I think that they should REALLY think about 50 ml samplers (or sets of them) so people can try their vodkas before committing money to a large bottle of theirs or anyone else as there is such a wide range of expression of a particular flavor.

Bottle: Tall cylindrical frosted bottle like so many other vodkas these days- easily lost in the forest of vodkas at your local store.

Web site: 

Fast loading  fair amount of information. Simple navigation, good contentand descriptions of products. Recipe section with good martini mixing tips at the start.

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