An unusual vodka. Whereas most vodkas are produced from common starches such as wheat or potatoes Ciroc is made from the Mauzac Blanc and Ugni Blanc grapes left on the vine for extended ripening. The fruit is sourced from Gaillac in the Southwest of France (nestled between Roussillon and the Pyrenees in the South and the Gorges of the Tarn in the East). After harvesting the juice is pressed cold fermented then distilled five times – the fifth time using specially-designed traditional copper pot-stills. Tasting not: Crystal clear. The aroma is pronounced by vodka standards with a mixed peel / citrus focus that you&;rsquod anticipate from a gin. The citrus theme carries through to the palate which is fresh medium dry and gently warming. Tails off nicely finishing clean dry and mildly spicy with juicy grape and sweet citrus nots persisting. Think of a gin less the juniper – the possibilities are endless!