wondering about trees
[40%, flavored, sampled in Russia]
We are looking at a birch-infusion. When people say birch, are they talking about the wood, the pollen, the leaves or the bark?
I think this question is intriguing because even though we are all pretty much surrounded by birch trees everywhere in this hemisphere, I am sure most of us have no clue what they are supposed to taste like.
So here I am, waiting for my first taste of birch ever. Will I be able to recognize something that I don’t know?
Georgievskaya Birch vodka is smooth
The vodka itself is pretty smooth. The aftertaste is interesting due to the special flavoring, but I wouldn’t know if it was birch or anything else. Come to think of it, I think I am allergic to the pollen from birch trees.
Anyway, the bottle looks pretty bad, but the pricing is relatively low (around 14€ for 700ml).
why birch, though?
I think Georgievskaya Birch could have been interesting in a mixed drink, I didn’t try that though. I failed to find out why this Russian distillery chose to add birch flavoring to their vodka, but it reminded me of what a friend who had done a trip along the Trans-Siberian Railway once told me: “Birch trees,” she said, “you will see nothing but birch trees for hours and hours on end…”
Yes, and now you can even drink them!