Vodka - Wheat

Effen Vodka

From: Netherlands Liquor Review Category: Vodka Wheat Base

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97th Percentile
This score falls in the 97th percentile of all spirits in the Vodka category and is an example of the very best in its class.
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Effen vodka is made in the Netherlands and takes it's name from the Dutch word for "smooth, even, balanced" according to their marketing website. It is made from Dutch wheat and filtered through charcoal in a "bottom up" fashion (patented, according to the website) where the distillate is forced up the through carbon by pumps rather than letting it filter down by mere gravity. This is thought to increase contact with the charcoal and improve purity. It was originally founded by Planet 10 Spirits, which was later bought up by Barton Brands--then of Constellation Brands. Barton is now part of Sazerac but the Effen brand remains with Constellation.

In a writeup in Tasting Panel Magazine (May, 2010), it is revealed Effen was first launched in 2003 as a vodka created to the tastes of bartenders; it was then marketed to bartenders specifically and their demand for cocktails.

"Effen" is said to translate as "smooth" from Dutch.

Rabble Reviews

This bottle has 4 ratings and 4 reviews.
jwill602 jwill602 (7) (2016-04-01)
A nice, smooth vodka, but it might be a little overfiltered. Still better than many other things at its price point (Goose, etc.)
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mct mct (14) (2015-09-10)
U can enjoy cheaper vodka such as 42Below. If u wanna spend money, go instead for Ciroc
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nosweets nosweets (8) (2015-02-07)
Smooth and clean, makes a nice martini even though I miss the flavor of my favorite gins.
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robi robi (6) (2011-11-28)
very smooth, very classic!!
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