please be awesome
[39%, sampled in Germany]
Well, this one was a first – Chinggis Gold vodka, a brand from Mongolia!
I had heard about Mongolian vodka before. I had heard that it was supposed to be the smoothest of them all, a liquid dream of grasslands, a product so clear and so fresh that getting drunk felt like riding a horse under the open skies. But then, I had never been to Mongolia.
Luckily, a few of my friends had been there. And they had brought back this golden bottle.
the problem with food
We tested it. Intensively. There were two problems with this round of testing though: for one thing, we chose to have this vodka with Chinese food. This is always a problem, because some of those spices are strong enough to mess with your ability to distinguish different tastes.
Secondly, we were apparently trying hard to get drunk. This is also a problem, because the more drunk you are, the more you tend to find the vodka brand at hand to be most excellent.
Chinggis Gold is a bit fiery
Luckily, we came to our verdict about Chinggis Gold during a rather early stage of the evening. I’m checking my notes right now, and there was a sense of disappointment with the initial taste. It just wasn’t as smooth as I had thought it would be. I mean, it was still smooth enough, but it didn’t live up to the Mongolian legend. It was too fiery for that. The aftertaste was nice though, very warming and aromatic.
The price is a bit hard to figure out for this one, because I wasn’t the one who paid for it. I looked it up online, and I found an offer of about 40€/700ml, which would place it in a rather low category. The bottle design was okay, I would have said it’s just okayish but the Khan on the label looked so angry that I changed my opinion.
It was a good vodka. But it was too expensive (at least from what I can tell).