Beluga Celebration

Beluga Celebration

Will Beluga Celebration be better than the original?

This being Beluga, and not just that, but Beluga Celebration, my expectations were high. And I didn’t feel disappointed. Beluga Celebration has only a very faint smell, which is always a good sign. If the stuff smells like some kind of..

Belenkaya Luxe

Belenkaya Luxe

Is this one just de luxe in name or is it really that good?

Behold! This one is called Беленькая Люкс – Belenkaya Luxe vodka, and it is not from Kyrgyzstan, even though I bought it there. No, it is from Russia! I was in Cholpon-Ata when I tried it, a beach resort on the northern shore of Issyk-kul. It was a few weeks after that tumultuous night of Jeti Oguz, the hangover had passed, and I had kept myself busy doing other things besides..

Legend Of Kremlin

Legend Of Kremlin

If there is a legend about the Kremlin, can we really expect to find it in a bottle of vodka?

This one is a premium brand like so many others. And like so many others it boasts a long tradition and some of the closest ties to Czar’s Family. There is apparently even..

Shtoffka

Shtoffka

Is this brand name hilarious, or is it just further proof that humor doesn’t improve from drinking?

You know how sometimes you get an idea stuck in your head, a totally random idea, and you just can’t get rid of it? To me, it was the idea that..

Ogni Kremlya

Ogni Kremlya

Is there anything reasonable I can say about this vodka after a long drunken night?

First of all, I have to apologize to the good people at Ogni Kremlya, because this review is probably not going to do them much justice. I usually try not to..

Russian Garant Horseradish

Russian Garant Horseradish

Is it a good idea to be infusing vodka with horseradish, or is it an insult to the senses?

Does the thought of mixing horseradish with vodka sound horrible to you? Well, it didn’t to me. Not before I tried it. I thought: well, I have

Rublëvka

Rublëvka

If there is nothing particular to be said about a certain vodka, is that a good thing or a bad thing?

There is little to be said about this one, at least from me. It was the same scenario as usual: a group of friends, something to..

Kalinovaya

Kalinovaya

Is this the prettiest bottle design ever, and what do rowan berries really taste like?

I got this from a store on-line, and to be honest, I decided to buy it because the price seemed reasonable (ca. 13€/700ml: 8/10). I didn’t pay much..

Stolichnaya Elit

Stolichnaya Elit

Is this one of those luxury editions that are not much better than the originals?

There has to be something special for you to celebrate if you are going to drink a vodka like this. At least that’s the way it is for me. I would always rather..

Etalon

Etalon

Where is this stuff really from, and if we don’t know where it is from, do we even care?

The first thing I noticed about this vodka was obviously the shape and color of its bottle. It had the feel of something traditional. I tried to find out..