thank the bison
[38%, flavored, sampled in Germany]
There is a particular brand of Polish vodka that is very popular in Germany: Grasovka vodka. The one with the big cow in the logo.
Yes, this is another one of those flavored vodka brands. This one has been infused with buffalo grass, and if you look closely, you can even see that there is a piece of straw in the bottle. If there isn’t, you should return it. No straw, no fun.
how Grasovka vodka gets saved
Germans love this stuff. But when I asked a few Polish friends about it they told me that this wasn’t what they usually drank over there. They had something better, they said, so why would anyone get this stuff?
I had to give it a try anyway.
My verdict: the vodka itself wasn’t very smooth, but the aftertaste on the other hand was excellent. This was of course due the bison grass flavoring, and I think an opportunity was lost here.
The bottle design was a bit too colorful for my taste, but the pricing was pretty good (14€/700ml).
apple juice, folks
People usually mix this vodka with apple juice, and it tastes pretty good that way. If it was a high quality brand, I’d probably feel bad about mixing it, though.