The last time that we had a grape vodka in the NeuFutur Headquarters, it was Ciroc. We have not had too much in the way of experience with this variety of vodkas, but feel that UVIX is a great first review of this fresh interpretation of vodka. The presentation of the bottle is nice enough, with a frosted bottle and cork providing a little more in the way of class to the outward side of things. The initial nose present after the bottle is opened is much less harsh than those present in other similar levels of vodka. When imbibers get their first crack at the spirit itself, what will be discovered is an eminently enjoyable vodka that blends perfectly an alcohol burn with complexity of composition. This means that, whether in a shot, on the rocks, or in a mixed drink, the vodka shines brightly.
After picking a bottle up, try out a few fresh recipes that Laird (the spiritâ€™s importer) suggest. For example, put one measure of White grape juice alongside three measures of Uvix for a Michelangelo is simply divine for anyone that digs martinis, while one measure of Uvix, four measures of Limoncello and cranberry juice is great for those individuals that are a fan of fruity mixed drinks.
Uvix may have been on the market for 2 years at this point, but chances are still good that an individual has not picked up the bottle. If your taste in grape-crafted vodka has been limited the same way as mine, go out to your local, well-stocked liquor store and pick up a bottle of Uvix for your next party. (it even rings up below Grey Goose or the aforementioned Ciroc). I have a feeling it will be the one bottle in your liquor cabinet that sees the most use.
UVIX Vodka (80 Proof) / Vodka / Imported by Laird & Co / http://www.uvixvodka.it /