More time spent on the lakeshore meant more time spent with the finer things in life. There was a period of a week or two when I got sick and started experimenting with “secret medicine”, one ingredient of which turned out to be vodka. Good times.
This one was called Elixir, and it came in a bottle that was nothing short of mezmerizing.
There can be no doubt: Elixir vodka has the best bottle design
This one cost about the same as Kyrgyz Standard, which was probably because I had bought both of them in the same upscale supermarket in Bishkek and schlepped them up to the lake, which was Ayu and Nano Platinum territory. Anyway, I paid about 10€ for Elixir, a 9/10.
And the bottle was so beautiful. I think Elixir vodka comes in the most beautiful bottle I’ve ever seen, more appealing even than Bavarka, Kalinovaya, and the infamous Crystal Head. I mean, the design is just perfect. I’d give it 11/10 if I could. A massive 10/10.
But even the most beautiful bottle must be opened eventually. Elixir has a faint, sweetish smell. The taste is sweet as well, sweet and light, a pleasant sensation that burns just a little on the way down. 8/10.
The aftertaste is there, aromatic and lasting. It’s not overly interesting or subtle, but it’s definitely a good aftertaste that reminded me of certain herbs. 8/10.
Overall, Elixir vodka is an 8.75, and I want to know who designed the bottle.