Samaani
Taste 6
Aftertaste 10
Bottle Design 5
Price 7

Does a vodka have to be smooth in order to be enjoyable, or is it good enough if it’s just fun?

This one was from Finland, made in what was supposed to be the “most northern distillery in the world” or something. Samaani means shaman, and there is a neat little..

Summary 7.0 peachy

Samaani

Samaani vodka. This one was from Finland, made in what was supposed to be the “most northern distillery in the world” or something. Samaani apparently means shaman, and there is a neat little drawing on the bottle, so I thought: this will be fun!

There is something special about Finnish vodka, and Samaani vodka is special, too

And I was right. This stuff was fun!

Don’t expect any of that high-class smoothness you would find in Beluga or Kauffman here. This vodka is rough. Not terribly rough, but it sure doesn’t go down without a fight(6/10). But THEN, once it’s down, you’ll notice a unique aftertaste that is just awesome (10/10)! The bottle design is okay (5/10), the price is good as well (18€/700ml: 7/10).

I wouldn’t recommend mixing this with anything. Or at least I don’t know what a good other component of a Samaani mixed drink could be. Some berry juice from Finland maybe? Milk? Something so crazy that nobody has thought of it yet? Who knows. Anyway, as far as I know, this stuff is best when you have it at room temperature, with some bread or some pickles on the side. A fun vodka!

Overall rating: 7.0

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