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Tried Grey Goose Pear Vodka?

Has anyone tried the new Grey Goose pear flavored vodka? I saw an advertisement for it in this month's Gourmet and am curious.

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  1. Pear must be the vodka flavor du jour...I haven't seen the Grey Goose version, but I did try Absolut Pear recently. It was OK. My favorite flavored vodkas are still Danska Grapefruit and Stoli Blueberi (sp.? on both), in that order.

    1. I don't get it, personally. I'd rather drink poire eaux-de-vie.

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      1. re: zin1953

        Is that the stuff with the pickled pear in it? If so, I tried it once--ouch.

        1. re: gina

          There are several Poire Williams with the pear grown in the bottle. Some are cheap and awful, some are truly excellent.

          1. re: gina

            One of the most common pear-in-the-bottle eaux-de-vie is Korte Palinka from Hungary, and it is rather poor.

            But don't throw the brandy out with the pear. Try a REAL Poire eau-de-vie from producers such as Etter or Morand (Switzerland), Massenez or Trimbach (Alsace, France), St. George or Clear Creek (USA). There are many other worthwhile producers, too, but you should be able to find these rather easily -- especially in a top-quality restaurant. Serve chilled after dinner.

        2. Pear is such a mild flavor. I had a pear martini with Absolut Pear and real pear juice. Could have been sugar water.

          1. Yeah, don't get caught in the wave of flavored vodkas...make your own infusions. It's cheaper and better.

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            1. re: therealbigtasty

              I agree about making your own. Some of the commercial flavored vodkas are really good. Most are not.

              I just started getting in samples of flavored spirits to review and out of the nine here on my sample table only one is good, but that one is very good. (Tahitian Vanilla vodka made by North Shore Distillery. The same folks who make the small batch Distillers Gin No. 6. I don't know if it is on the market yet since this was a pre-bottling sample.)

              1. re: therealbigtasty

                It's called fill the pipeline..............expand the base product to all flavors to appeal to as many people as possible..........The ol' "throw it against the wall and see what sticks" philosophy.............

                1. re: therealbigtasty

                  I made a pear infusion. Pears are so mild, it got lost when mixed. I used about the same amount of pear that I do Pineapple, which is always incredible, but the pear is going to need more.
                  Of course, on the rocks worked just fine.

                2. Really no detectable pear flavor and very faint pear aroma. I generally don't like flavored vodkas because they take vodka, which should be clean and inoffensive, and make it taste dirty. This one is no exception.