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Belvedere Intense

Top 10 Vodkas

Belvedere Intense is crafted from 100 percent Single Estate Dankowskie Diamond Rye

Origin: Poland; $43

This 100 proof version from Poland's famed distillery shows the craftsmanship of a master. Its name accurately implies what is to follow: an intense and memorable experience. The bottle is pitch-black with the distillery’s signature tree branches in glowing silver reaching around the bottle. The nose on this cuddly monster is derived from the double charcoal-filtered finishing process as much as from the rye from which it is distilled. This produces a nice jolt of excitement when it enters the palate, followed by an intense load of flavors including savory bits of caramel and spice, backed by a light taffy flavor.

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