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Poliakov Vodka – The One from the Rice Board

Poliakov Vodka – The One from the Rice Board

There are obvious and hidden Superpowers in Vodka. On one hand, there are Russia and Poland; everybody associates those countries with Vodka. But then, there are countries like Germany or the USA, where a lot of Vodka is made even though you would not expect it right away. France, which

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Fire & Water – Rammstein Vodka

Fire & Water – Rammstein Vodka

The music business is not what it used to be. You can’t create or maintain your rock star status with a recording any longer, and so you need smart marketing if you want to make ends meet. Some make t-shirts, others make Vodka. Since when it has been exactly that Rammstein

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Landwirth’s Vodka – Wheat Korn

Landwirth’s Vodka – Wheat Korn

Yes, they do exist. These moments in life when you walk into a late night shop in Berlin to grab something to drink real quick. And on the weekend, chances are it’s something alcoholic we’re talking about, it may even be Vodka. And because the Berlin people are notoriously broke

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Vodka Stravinsky – ItaloRussian

Vodka Stravinsky – ItaloRussian

Italy definitely is not among the typical Vodka countries. And yet the people from Northern and Middle Europe can’t help but wonder what might be produced beyond the distiller. In today’s test, it’s literally distilled: How will ‚Stravinsky‚ Vodka do today?

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Zver – The Beast

Zver – The Beast

There’s Vodka all over the place in Russia. But that does not mean that there’s no need for a newbie every once in a while; this even applies to the products of the honorable Ladoga Distillery of Saint Petersburg. Since 2013, Zver Vodka is being produced and distributed here. In the

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Partisan – GermanBeloRussian

Partisan – GermanBeloRussian

We will never grow tired of emphasizing that the greatest thing about Vodka is its mere, unbelievable variety. More and more producers and brands join the market all the time. We accidentally came across today’s test candidate in a late night shop in Berlin-Friedrichshain. Partisan Vodka has its German base in Erfurt. Mysterious Fellow

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Absolut 100 – The Daredevil

Absolut 100 – The Daredevil

Absolut Vodka is a brand with phenomenal marketing, which may also be due to the fact that it’s part of the French enterprise Pernod Ricard – one of the largest spirit producers worldwide. It’s an enormous variety that has been developing over the years that enticed us to go ahead and

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Khanskaya – Russian Premium

Khanskaya – Russian Premium

Today’s test candidate was acquired somewhere in the Caucasus. And after its long and rough journey to Germany we were just not able to keep ourselves from saying a few words about this ‚premium‘ Vodka in the blog: Here’s Khanskaya Wodka. An Oriental Touch Usually we see this Vodka from the well

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Pure Green Organic Vodka – Organic Swede

Pure Green Organic Vodka – Organic Swede

Sweden has a very rich Vodka tradition; you could say the country is among the secret Vodka champions. Even though alcohol and spirits are generally expensive in Scandinavia, lots of it is being produced. We all know Absolut, Purity and other Vodkas. A little less known, however, is Pure Green

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Esbjaerg Vodka – Danish in Dutch

Esbjaerg Vodka – Danish in Dutch

Esbjaerg Vodka is originally from Denmark, where the recipe used for this Vodka was apparently valued by Danish and Icelandic fishermen. Nowadays it can be found mostly in the Netherlands, where it is produced by theBoomsma Distilleerderij BV in Leeuwarden. No-Frills Exterior As is so typical for the North, the bottle’s exterior

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Belenkaya Lux – Undercover Russian

Belenkaya Lux – Undercover Russian

There is a seemingly infinite amount of Vodka in Russia. And on top of that, there are countless brands that claim to have some sort of luxury features. In most cases this is only marketing and inflated blah. But sometimes you’re in for a treat as well, like with today’s

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Hooghoudt Vodka – Dutch Bulk Stock

Hooghoudt Vodka – Dutch Bulk Stock

The Dutch are honest people; and they produce spirits accordingly. Hooghoudt Vodka is made by the distillery with the same name. Its home is in the Northern Netherlands and it was founded in 1888 in Groningen before it relocated to an industrial complex in Euvelgunne. Exterior With No Frills 1-liter bottles

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Hanácká Vodka – A Fairy Tale from the Czech Republic
Foto: Karl-Ludwig Poggemann (quapan)
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Hanácká Vodka – A Fairy Tale from the Czech Republic

Moravia is one of the three historical countries of the Czech Republic. And yes, they make Vodka there, too. Usually, you probably won’t find our test candidate Hanácká Vodka on a German supermarket shelf or in a bar in the DACH region; but that does not keep us from putting our critical palate

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Saaga Vodka – A Long Story

Saaga Vodka – A Long Story

When it comes to Vodka, Estonians have a lot of stories to tell. The proximity to Russia and to Poland suggest that there is a lot of potential here in the department of our favorite spirit. And indeed, one of our excursion did not disappoint. Today, the saga is passed on with

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Firestarter Vodka – The Fire Extinguisher

Firestarter Vodka – The Fire Extinguisher

There are several Vodkas that present themselves as gags. We’ve had Penis-Chilies and Scorpios, so why should there not be a handy fire extinguisher from Moldova? This device listens to the name ‚Firestarter Vodka‘. It’s rather scarce in Germany but rather readily available in Austria, and for a good price at that. We

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Grand Thomas – Tallinn for Takeout

Grand Thomas – Tallinn for Takeout

Estonia is an awesome country for discovering Vodka. We’ve already complimented the assets of Tallinn in our travel section. But even if unfortunately, we’re not able to go to Estonia all that much, we’re eagerly following new developments from afar – and do some testing whenever there’s something new around. Modern Interpreted Heritage

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Puriste Vodka – High Proof Alpine Water

Puriste Vodka – High Proof Alpine Water

When it comes to Vodka, Austria has more to offer than some may realize. The long tradition of distillation in this country leaves traces even in our favorite spirit section, especially in the premium area. Puriste Vodka, created by Alois Kracher and Leo Hillinger, has been establishing itself for several years. Its

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Vodka Mernaya – Little Milk Spirit

Vodka Mernaya – Little Milk Spirit

Basically, making Vodka is simple: Take some decent grains, distill and filter it neatly, and don’t lose your focus on achieving harmony and mildness. Then you should pack all that up nicely and appealingly, and sell it at a halfway appropriate price. Let’s take a look at how much the

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Khlebnaya Deluxe – It’s all about the content

Khlebnaya Deluxe – It’s all about the content

Another import from the Tatspirtprom distillery in Kasan is being put to the test today. We have already tested several Vodkas from this distillery, all of which stand out because of their great value for money. Specifically, today’s test is on „Khlebnaya Deluxe“, which was even awarded „Gold“ at the International Spirits Contest

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Kauffmann Vodka – The „Soft“ Drink

Kauffmann Vodka – The „Soft“ Drink

Some don’t take long to make a memory. Kauffmann Vodka is one of those. Once you’ve seen the bottle, you won’t be able to get this Russian ultra premium Vodka off your mind. The brand has been around since the year 2000 and was founded by Dr. Mark Kauffmann, who

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Winter Palace – To The Glacier!

Winter Palace – To The Glacier!

It’s really not easy to stand out from the crowd if you’re a Russian Vodka manufacturer. More and more producers try to establish themselves by adding particular flavors or having a certain degree of sophistication. In this department, today’s test candidate Winter Palace is something special, since it tries to take

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Tundra – Fresh Classic

Tundra – Fresh Classic

The Tundra is a cold steppe mainly in the far North of the world. Inevitably, this makes us think of Russia and other countries of the Vodka Belt. It’s no surprise, of course, that the roughness and purity of this landscape inspires Vodka producers. And so we were able to find today’s test

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Kremlin Award Vodka – From Up High

Kremlin Award Vodka – From Up High

In Russia, Vodka is a very important matter. It’s an alleged 18 liters per head that are being consumed each year. The first time I came across today’s test candidate Award Grand Premium Vodka was on trip to Tallinn. Order from Up High Kremlin Award Vodka is supposedly made by the very well known Moscow distillery „Kristall“,

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White Birch – Fire up the Stove!

White Birch – Fire up the Stove!

People don’t mix Vodka in Russia. They’d rather have it neat. This circumstance may lead to many distilleries experimenting with different flavor profiles in order to make the experience somewhat more versatile and interesting. This is also valid for today’s test candidate, White Birch Wodka. That Thing About Perspective As far

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Roberto Cavalli – La grande belleza

Roberto Cavalli – La grande belleza

Vodka made in Italy. And on top of that, even most importantly, really pretty. It makes you a little skeptical at first when fashion designers give away their names for alcoholic beverages – is this really going to work? TO find the answer to this question is not even all

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Over Black – The Southern Italian

Over Black – The Southern Italian

Deep in the South of Italy, there are many strange things happening. For example, in Matera, far South of Naples, Lucano 1894 S.R.L. makes lots of spirits. Despite the company’s statements on their website, it’s not only Amaro, Sambuca, and Limoncello that can be found here, but also a Vodka called ‚Over Black‘

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Russian Standard – Mild Maturity

Russian Standard – Mild Maturity

Russian Standard? Vodka? Alright then! A true classic is put to the test. Russian Standard is such a solid part of the world of Vodka like Absolut, Stolichnaya, Smirnoff, Eristoff, or Wyborowa. Who is first in line with this is lastly up to personal taste and preferences. But what is the standard Russian all

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Grey Goose – Quite Excellent

Grey Goose – Quite Excellent

There is one thing they’re really good at, the French: Go all out and look good doing it. Why should that be any different with their Vodka? A large part of the (doubtful) world of luxury Vodka is in the hand of the Grande Nation. And it’s brands like Grey

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Level – Absolutely More

Level – Absolutely More

Absolut Vodka is one of the best selling Vodka brand in the world. What’s impresses us most about it is the fantastic marketing and the amazing variety of the editions in which Absolute can be found around the globe. Quality wise, however, the Swedish wheat Vodka leaves some room for

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