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Devotion Vodka Review

Let’s get right into this review and hit it off with the most obvious stand-out niche for Devotion Vodka: Protein. Devotion is calling their product the first protein infused vodka by stating, “Devotion Vodka Infused with Casein is the world’s first and only 80 proof, triple-distilled casein infused vodka made in the USA. The secret lies in the PeptoPro® patent-protected enzyme that reduces the typical bitter taste at the same time as generating tiny protein fragments (so-called peptides) that are rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream and so fuel the muscles.” (devotionvodka.com)

Do we need a niche product like a protein infused vodka? Technically, the best diet for working out would not contain alcohol but everyone likes to break away and party every now and again, right? I’m not a work-out type of person and my schedule is a bit busy for that lifestyle right now. I respect it, but I don’t see it happening to me.. I jumped into this review asking myself, “would I specifically buy a protein infused vodka because of the protein?” My answer: no.

But, it doesn’t end there. That’s too easy.

I’ve had my share of vodka’s to review and most have the very same properties: clear, clean, tasteless and fully complete with explosive ethanol finish. With those properties, I always look for the best vodka for my money since I’m not getting any taste with my spirit. Devotion Vodka stands out in more ways than protein infusion–it stands out in unique taste as well. What Devotion brings to the table is something with flavor that isn’t itself “flavored.” This vodka has a huge smoothness to it, a medium bodied thickness almost mimicking that of a reposado tequila with a finish that reminds me of Saké.

My first sip was warm and inviting; the first vision I had in my head was that of a clear saké (as opposed to the cloudy variant.) The finish was very clean and crisp with a mild burn that mainly targets the flat of the tongue and leaves behind this starch-like rice flavoring.  Devotion Vodka has a unique scent as well, a chalky sweet cocoa powder.

I understand Devotion‘s idea of creating a niche for their vodka brand to really stand out as a unique product all wrapped in a USD $29.99 price tag. We’ve got thousands of flavored vodka’s and “five-time distilled” vodka’s but we’ve got very few that have a stand-out flavor that can be called its own. In a tasting competition there is no doubt you’ll be able to find the Devotion Vodka brand. While the price may be a bit high, when buying online, Devotion Vodka isn’t much more expensive than the highly marketed brand all while bringing an actual drinking experience unique to its label.

My hopes for Devotion in the future is that they find a way to not only focus on the protein infusion aspect, but force the point: this is a vodka with flavor that isn’t flavored.

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14 Comments

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    tarltit
    March 7, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    can dis b order online????

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      Derrick Schommer
      March 8, 2010 at 11:19 am

      Yes, you can google “buy devotion vodka” to find retail shops online that carry it.

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    Adam
    March 26, 2010 at 7:46 am

    “can dis b order online????”

    Comment of the year material right there.

    Would you recommend Devotion over some of the more popular $25-$30 vodkas, like Ketel One, Absolut, Grey Goose etc?

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    Josie
    February 18, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    It didn’t even touch my tongue, got as far as my lips and every nerve in my body screamed, “get it out!”. I spat. Ugh! Revolting! Leave vodka alone. Flavored? Fine. Straight? Fine. Protein??? Work out and drink vodka? This, I leave up to you, my great consumer!!

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      Derrick Schommer
      February 19, 2011 at 11:42 am

      The base ingredient has a lot to do with the taste (wheat, grapes, barley, etc.) Maybe you don’t like the product its made from? I know some folks that love the “flavor” of a wheat vodka vs. the slight sweet overtones of a vodka distilled from grapes, etc.

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    Billy
    June 10, 2011 at 10:09 am

    Any way of getting a nutritional breakdown for a 1.5 oz serving: grams protein, carbos, etc?

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    Jesse
    June 27, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    I liked Voli vodka much better. In fact you can sip without any mixers and don’t have to worry about calorie intake. Devotion has about 40percent more calories and it’s my opinion the protein gimmick will not work.

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    Mark McClure
    November 5, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    I am a HUGE vodka drinker as are my buddies and you can drink Devotion STRAIGHT. I compare Devotion to Grey Goose, Ketel One and Belevdere only better. If you are not a connisseur of vodka and don;t appreciate good smooth taste, stick to Smirnoff. if you appreciate taste, then buy Devotion Vodka. Class by itself.

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    dave
    June 5, 2012 at 4:21 am

    Ok thanks or the advice Mike…. I mean Mark

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    elaine gardner
    December 20, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    can this vodka be purchased in uk?

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    Irishdon
    January 17, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    I only drink vodka and thought Devotion was very good. The bonus came the next day…no hangover.

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    Janice Elliott
    February 26, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    I purchased bottle for $19.99 just to try (not $29.99). Cool looking bottle and it was very good. We mixed with cranberry and you could not taste vodka which is good. Like Irishdon said above real easy on the body the next day. Not easy to find but I suspect Devotion is just getting started.

    I like the fact that a small company can compete with big boys.

    I will purchase again but wish they had larger size.

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