Cold River Blueberry Vodka is a flavored vodka unlike anything on the market. The alcohol used to make the vodka is produced using the same process as Cold River Classic Vodka, but that is where the similarity ends. We use world-famous Wyman's Wild Maine Blueberries, smaller and more intensely flavored. We soak or steep them in alcohol for several days. After the steeping period, the blueberry alcohol is filtered off the blueberries. We add a miniscule amount of sugar and some water. We then take that solution and mix it into our vodka.
There are two critical differences between our flavored vodka and the rest of the market. First, our Blueberry Vodka has only 1% sugar. The rest of the flavored vodkas on the market have anywhere from 12% to 15% sugar.
Second, our Blueberry Vodka is a "true" vodka at 80 proof. The rest of the flavored vodkas on the market are 70 proof (or less). This is because the other manufacturers add a flavored mix to their basic 80 proof vodka. At Cold River we start with a specially made 90 proof vodka and then add our wild blueberry flavoring.
Customers and bartenders tell us the difference between our Blueberry Vodka and "sweet" flavored vodkas makes all the difference in the world when they create a drink. Since our Blueberry Vodka is not "sweet," it mixes well with a wide variety of juices, mixers, and liqueurs, without overpowering the drink with sugary sweetness.
The real beauty of Cold River Blueberry Vodka comes out when you just sip it neat or on the rocks all by itself. It has a wonderful, aromatic blueberry bouquet. The blueberry flavor is subtle and the finish is the same smooth satin ending of Cold River Classic.