The XFour vodka range is distilled from rye and corn in Vernon; the lemonade base for their coolers is made from founder Marcus Von Albrecht’s great-grandfather’s recipe.
2220 Vauxhall Pl., Richmond
• XFour Handcrafted Vodka
• XFour Bremner’s Blueberry Infused Vodka
• XFour Xoxolat Chocolate Martini
• Percy’s Old Fashioned Lemonade Infused Vodka
• Percy’s Old Fashioned Lemonade Vodka Cooler
• Percy’s Punch Vodka Cooler
Percy’s Old Fashioned Lemonade Vodka
FRAGRANCE: Lemony citrus.
FLAVOUR: Lemon, honey and clove.
FEEL: Clean and crisp.
FINISH: Lemon tartness that dissipates quickly.
BEST ENJOYED: In a long drink, Collins-style; just add soda!
THE BOTTOM LINE: A nice flavored vodka that’s easily mixable. —Robyn Gray, April 2016
XFour Xoxolat Chocolate Martini
FRAGRANCE: Cocoa bean and dark chocolate.
FLAVOUR: A boozy version of Hershey’s chocolate syrup.
FEEL: Very thick on the palate.
FINISH: Creamy, rich.
BEST ENJOYED: Poured over ice cream.
THE BOTTOM LINE: For those who like their spirits sweet and rich. —Wendy McGuinness, July 2016
Percy’s Old Fashioned Lemonade Vodka Cooler
FRAGRANCE: Subtle sour lemon and sour candies.
FLAVOUR: Starts quite tart, citric acid, lemonade with artificial flavours.
FEEL: Very bubbly, no vodka at all on the palate.
FINISH: Sweet, slightly cloying finish.
BEST ENJOYED: On ice on the golf course! Perhaps with a dash of Aperol.
THE BOTTOM LINE: Wouldn’t complain on a hot day at the lake. —Shaun Layton, February 2017
XFour Bremner’s Blueberry
FRAGRANCE: Stewed blueberry with light spice.
FLAVOUR: Fresh and bright blueberry.
FEEL: Clean and thin.
FINISH: Lasting blueberry sweetness.
BEST ENJOYED: On the rocks.
THE BOTTOM LINE: Liberal use of B.C. blueberries gives a wonderful fresh flavour that lasts on the palate. —Robyn Gray, October 2017