Allaire was created by three cousins, Santiago, Javier, and Andres who chose the name by combining the words allure and billionaire. Produced along with spirited cousins Allaire rum and Allaire tequila by The Bar Company, the vodka is sourced from Wielkopolskie grains, distilled six times and filtered another six times before being brought to proof and bottled. The bottle by the way, stands a massive 14.75″ high and easily is the tallest bottle on my back bar of over 300 bottles. But, this one will run you $100+, and the tequila and rum are even pricier. Is the vodka worth it? Read on…
Allaire Vodka (80 proof)
Visual: Crystal clear.
Nose: Clean, light and elegant. Judging by the slight spiciness of the nose, I’d guess this is a rye grain bill.
Taste: Yes, definitely rye. More spice on the palate and yet, still quite smooth and balanced. There is a touch of heat, but also a warm and slight marshmallow flavor. Certainly not lacking character, this vodka will stand up on its own quite well.
Finish: Medium long with just a touch of dry slate finishing things off.
Overall: Very well done and certainly a fine sipper, I’d recommend this vodka as one to gift a friend who is an aficionado. As a vodka for entertaining or cocktail use, it is most likely to be found on menus at upscale bars in Vegas or LA.
GSN Rating: A-
For more information go to: Allaire Privee