This is a review of Bree vodka from Germany. I sampled it in Germany in 2013. It’s clear, 40% alcohol, and of course I didn’t taste any grapes.

Bree vodka is from Germany, and it’s made from grapes. Sounds odd? It really isn’t.

Human societies seem to enjoy coming up with rules and regulations – we like to invent standards for things. Sometimes this makes sense: what if all trains were riding on different track widths? But sometimes, these standards are only there to be broken.

standards of the V

I’m not sure about vodka for example. There has been some debate about the official origin story of this beautiful liquid. Is it Russian? Is it Polish? Or maybe it’s Ukrainian. But what if people from other countries could also make good vodka?

And there have also been discussions about the approval (or disproval) of certain ingredients – can you only call it a vodka if it’s made from wheat or potatoes? Or can it also be made from something else, say… grapes?

Bree vodka tastes like normal vodka

And here you have it. Bree vodka is made from grapes, and it tastes good.

I thought it was pretty smooth. There was a hint of sweetness in the taste, and it didn’t burn much on the way down. I felt like I was missing some of that warm feeling in the stomach, though. Not sure if that has anything to do with the grapes.

The bottle design looked okay to me, and the price of about 13€ for 700ml was very good.

something new

This vodka is the right choice for you if you want to try something new. Just don’t expect it to taste like grapes, because it won’t. People make vodka from bread, and that doesn’t mean it will taste like bread either.

Bree vodka could also be good if you are looking for something to mix with soft drinks.

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