Georgievskaya Birch
Taste 7
Aftertaste 8
Bottle Design 4
Price 8

What does a birch tree really taste like, and why do people put it in their drinks?

We are looking at a tree-flavored edition. When they say birch, are they talking about the wood, the pollen, the leaves or the bark? I am wondering about this, and I think it’s intriguing because even though we are all..

Summary 6.8 peachy

Georgievskaya Birch

This Russian vodka is called Georgievskaya Birch vodka.

Wondering about the birch in Georgievskaya Birch vodka

Yes, we are looking at a tree-flavored edition. When people say birch, are they talking about the wood, the pollen, the leaves or the bark? I am wondering about this, and I think it’s intriguing because even though we are all pretty much surrounded by birch trees everywhere in this hemisphere, I am sure most of us have no clue what they are supposed to taste like. So here I am, waiting for my first taste of birch ever. Will I be able to recognize something that I don’t know?

The vodka itself is pretty smooth (7/10). The aftertaste is interesting due to the special flavoring (8/10), but I wouldn’t know if it was birch or anything else. Come to think of it, I think I am allergic to the pollen from birch trees!

Anyway, the bottle looks okay (4/10) at most, but the pricing is relatively low (around 14€ for 700ml: 8/10).

I think Georgievskaya Birch could have been interesting in a mixed drink, I didn’t try that though. I failed to find out why this Russian distillery chose to add birch flavoring to their vodka, but it reminded me of what a friend who had done a trip along the Trans-Siberian Railway told me once: „Birch trees,“ she said, „you will see nothing but birch trees for hours and hours on end…“

Yes, and now you can even drink them!

Overall rating: 6.75

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