Kabarga

Kabarga

How do manufacturers choose which animal name their vodka after?

There’s a deer-like animal on the label, and indeed, Wikipedia says that Kabarga means Siberian musk deer, which is a hilarious (albeit tragically endangered) deer with long fangs, not unlike those of a saber-tooth cat. Apparently, some of these Kabargas live in the northeastern..

Argali

Argali

Is a vodka still acceptable if the aftertaste is bad?

This one was called Argali, though on the label it said Argali Premium, but I think the Premium is probably not part of the name. Maybe I’m wrong, but I’m just going to call it Argali. I tried a..

Khaoma Original

Khaoma Original

Will Khaoma be the savior of Kazakhstan’s vodka market?

Right on the label it said that this was no ordinary stuff. This was a so-called „ecovodka“. I found an explanation underneath: „Distilled and bottled in ecologically pure region.“ Interestingly enough, all of this was in..

Kristall White

Kristall White

Does a vodka taste better if the bottle looks nice?

I had a bunch of blog posts to write, so I sat down, poured a glass of the first bottle, which was called Kristall White (Кристалл Водка White) and started going through my pictures. Then I took a sip. The smell should have been a..

Snow Queen

Snow Queen

With a bottle looking so much like Belvedere or the Goose, will this one be of the same immaculate quality?

You know how I am always obsessing about “smooth” vodka? Well, this one wasn’t exactly that. When you look at the bottle, you can’t help but..