the pretty one

[40%, sampled in Kyrgyzstan]

This one was called Elixir, and it came in a bottle that was nothing short of mezmerizing.

I bought it in Bishkek and schlepped it up to the shores of Issyk-kul where I was waiting for my Turkmen visa. I wasn’t expecting it to play a role in my recovery when I got sick and started experimenting with a “secret medicine”, but it did. Good times.


Anyway, Elixir cost about the same as Kyrgyz Standard, which was probably due to the fact that I had bought both of them in an upscale supermarket in Bishkek instead of up here at the lake, which was cheap Ayu and Nano Platinum territory. Anyway, I paid about 10€ for 0,7 liters.

And the bottle is so beautiful. Elixir has one of the best designs I’ve ever seen, right up there with Bavarka, Kalinovaya, and Crystal Head. I mean, the design is just perfect.

Elixir is a good vodka

But even the most beautiful bottle must be opened eventually. The first thing I noticed was that Elixir had a faint, sweetish smell. I tried it neat and at room temperature, and the the taste was sweet and light, a pleasant sensation that burned just a little on the way down. So the taste was great.

The aftertaste was there, too, aromatic and lasting. It wasn’t anything overly interesting or subtle, but it was definitely a good aftertaste that had a herbal note to it.

Overall, Elixir vodka is great, and I want to know who designed the bottle.

1 thought on “Elixir”

  1. This vodka is copied a bottle design from vodka named EDEN. Originally, Eden bottle was designed by Russian company Uprise LLC in 2016, however Elixir is stolen its design from another vodka and stolen its name from another rum, which is Elixir of Bacardi.
    Shame on Elixer, shame on Kyrgyzstan. Copycat detected!!!


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