Last night I had Alpha Noble vodka with a pro. Alpha Noble is a top shelf brand from France, and it’s not cheap. Only the best for the pro. Well, not the best exactly…
“Well, what do you think?” the pro asked me after the first shot.
I didn’t want to embarrass myself, so I mumbled something along the lines of: “7 out of 10, goes down easily, but lacks individuality, might be good in a mixed drink.”
The pro only said one word: “sour.”
So we were going to give it a 6/10 or something.
As the evening went on I went further into the vodka. Soon I was listening to myself telling stories about tears in Turpan and swindlers in Detmold. I was beginning to feel embarrassed, and when I realized that I had had way too much to drink, I stumbled home.
Then, much to my surprise, on the next morning, the pro sent me an email: “the vodka was pretty good,” he said, “there was no hangover.”
Alpha Noble is solid
The taste was still a bit sour, though. The aftertaste was good but not great. There was a hint of sweetness in the aroma.
I liked the lower part of the bottle design but not so much the cap. And the price of about 18€ for 700ml seemed tolerable.
This is a good quality vodka. It’s nothing fancy or “noble”, though. I suggest using it in a mixed drink.