Review: Deep Eddy Orange Vodka and Peach Vodka
We’ve reviewed nearly all of the Austin-based Deep Eddy vodka line, except for this duo of flavors — orange and peach. As with all Deep Eddy vodkas, these are bottled with a significant amount of natural color and even sediment, driven by the flavoring element inside.
Both are 70 proof.
Deep Eddy Orange Vodka – “Real Orange,” as the label notes. Sure enough, this smells and tastes like a high-proof screwdriver in a glass, though the orange notes tend more toward tangerine than navel. Fresh and uncomplicated, the alcohol gives the spirit a punchy backbone, while the finish is sharp with more of a lemon character. Look for hints of thyme here and there, too. A-
Deep Eddy Peach Vodka – Again, “Real Peach.” More savory on the nose than expected — while peachy, it’s more of a cooked, tinned peach. Peach cobbler, not a fresh, fuzzy cling. The palate is more citrus-focused than expected, and the underlying spirit makes a significant, somewhat astringent impact. The finish is much sharper than the orange vodka, but not unapproachable. What then to do with it? Mix it with sweet tea? Spin a tiki drink in a weird direction? B
each $17 / deepeddyvodka.com