This Russian vodka is called Georgievskaya Birch vodka.
Wondering about the birch in Georgievskaya Birch vodka
Yes, we are looking at a tree-flavored edition. When people say birch, are they talking about the wood, the pollen, the leaves or the bark? I am wondering about this, and I think it’s 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?
The vodka itself is pretty smooth (7/10). The aftertaste is interesting due to the special flavoring (8/10), 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 okay (4/10) at most, but the pricing is relatively low (around 14€ for 700ml: 8/10).
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 told me once: „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!
Overall rating: 6.75