EFFEN Cucumber Vodka
Known for its innovative flavor choices, EFFEN Vodka is ahead of the curve once again with EFFEN Cucumber Vodka. Inspired by the essence of freshly harvested vine-ripened cucumbers, this vodka creates a refreshing take on classic cocktails. It can provide a crisp twist to a traditional martini or mule, and also mixes well with soda water, tonic or lemon-lime soda to create a cool, refreshing taste.
EFFEN starts with 100% premium wheat from Northern France. Wheat contains the purest kind of starch – one that is extremely low in fatty acids. The result is a silky, smooth liquid.
EFFEN uses continuous distillation, where the liquid circulates within giant stainless steel columns and is effectively distilled hundreds of times. Heating during distillation occurs at temperatures below 85 degrees creating a vodka without any traces of burnt sugar. It is an important difference you can taste and smell – clean and pure – with no ‘off notes’.
EFFEN sources its water from a virtually untouched natural local reservoir. Then, using a process known as ‘Reverse Osmosis,’ hydraulic pumps force the pure spring water upward vertically through a series of filters and a specialized membrane. This upward pressure enhances the removal of impurities as opposed to standard filtration. The membrane is specially created to remove even the smallest impurities.
Though Vodka aspires to be an odorless and tasteless spirit on its own, this aspect (somewhat ironically) makes it the perfect base for flavored spirits, as there aren’t any other flavors or aromas to compete with those being added. While some premium producers steep their Vodkas with actual fruit, extracts and concentrates are most commonly used to achieve a desired flavor.