Eskadra
Taste 5
Aftertaste 7
Bottle Design 8
Price 10

Can Eskadra vodka convince simply because of its bottle design?

This one is also from my final vodka night in Azerbaijan. It was called Eskadra vodka, and the owner of the shop where I bought it told me it was supposed to be one of the better ones..

Summary 7.5 peachy

Eskadra

This one is also from my final vodka night in Azerbaijan. It was called Eskadra vodka, and the owner of the shop where I bought it told me it was supposed to be one of the better ones.

Can Eskadra vodka convince simply because of its bottle design?

This one was a bit less expensive than Belly Parus. It cost 9 manat for 0,7L, which meant that it was about 4,7€/700ml. This meant of course that it was well within the margins of a 10/10 scoring when it came to the price. Caucasian magic.

The design was great. I mean, it wasn’t the best I’d ever seen (that honor belonged to the likes of Kalinovaya and Elixir. But it was straight-forward, simple, and tasteful. Also, it said KEEPING INGREDIENT NATURAL on the label. The only downside was the cork cap, but still I’d give it a 8/10 for the overall design.

sweetness here and there

Again, this one had a superb pouring sound (owing to the bottle neck design). There was a faint smell of sugar, which seemed promising, but the taste was hot, and I mean hot! This 40% vodka went down like fire, and there was a strange bitterness to it that was very strong at first and then faded away. I’d give this a 5/10.

The aftertaste was better. It was still hot, but not as hot as the taste had been. There was something heavy to it, and a weird note of fig (which might have been the aroma that the smell had been alluding to). A 7/10.

Overall, Eskadra vodka is a bit of a mixed bag. It’s certainly not as great as you would think from the look of the bottle, which is a bit of a bummer. A 7.5.

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