Review: Grey Goose L’Orange Vodka
For some reason, this brief review of Grey Goose vodka is regularly the most-visited page on this website. Why is that? I have no idea, except that it seems that a lot of people really like to drink France’s wheat-based Grey Goose, and I guess they want to read all they can about what they’re drinking.
But Grey Goose makes three flavored vodkas, too: pear, orange, and lemon. (A vanilla version also exists but is hard/impossible to find in the U.S.) Here we turn our attention to L’Orange, which you will have figured out by now is the orange option in this bunch.
Grey Goose L’Orange offers a quite intense and sweet-smelling citrus nose, distinctly orange in character. The body isn’t quite as appealing, more chemical-tasting and lightly bitter in its character while still being distinctly citrus — though I presume it involves only natural flavoring agents (from “Florida oranges”).
While citrus vodkas are perhaps the oldest and most popular in the flavored vodka category, they’re a tricky beast. Looking back at my archives, I see a lot acceptable orange spirits, and a lot of mediocrity. As good as Grey Goose may be in its unflavored incarnation, its orange rendition is merely so-so.
B+ / $27 / greygoose.com