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Jean-Marc XO

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Jean-Marc XO Vodka comes in a stylish flask

Origin: France; $50

Vodka from Cognac? Why not? Jean-Marc XO comes in a stylish flask-shaped above average quality, and it delivers. Four varieties of French wheat comprise the source material, and this vodka undergoes distillation a whopping nine times before it is micro-oxygenated and charcoal filtered.

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