Imperia
Taste 8
Aftertaste 8
Bottle Design 7
Price 6

Is this what happens when you try to come up with something even more awesome than the original?

I am a great fan of Russian Standard, in fact that was the first vodka that I really liked. So when I found out that..

Summary 7.3 peachy

Imperia

Imperia vodka – this is a sub-brand under the label of Русский Стандарт – Russian Standard, and it is supposed to be one of the best there is. But is it really that good?

If you give call it Imperia vodka, people will have high expectations

I am a great fan of Russian Standard, in fact that was the first vodka that I really liked. So when I found out that the Russian Standard brand has a luxury edition called Imperia, I was naturally excited. Would it be more awesome than awesome? How perfect could a vodka turn out to be?

Obviously, this stuff wasn’t exactly supposed to be very affordable, but I shelved out the 20€ for 700ml anyway (6/10) and got myself a bottle.

Bread. Pickles. Water. Shotglass. And – most importantly – a room full of friends!

The vodka itself was very smooth but not awesome (8/10), and it had an aromatic aftertaste (8/10). I liked the bottle design with the maroon highlights and the edges (7/10).

But was it really that excellent? No. I would have expected this one to be a lot more… special. Or did I just fall victim to my own expectations?

Overall rating: 7.25

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