Overall Rating: 8
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This one is Калиновая – Kalinovaya vodka from Russia, flavored with rowan berries.

There is none prettier than Kalinovaya vodka

Here’s how it all went down: I got this vodka from an online shop, and to be honest, I decided to buy it mainly because the price seemed pretty reasonable (ca. 13€/700ml: 8/10). I mean, I really didn’t pay much attention to the bottle design or to the rowan berries flavoring, I just wanted something interesting from Russia, so I got this. Just another vodka. In just another bottle.

Little did I know how much I would love this one! The vodka itself was of solid quality, nothing overly exciting, but pretty good. It could have been a bit more smooth (7/10), and the aftertaste was there, even though it wasn’t anything overly special (7/10). I also failed to notice the supposed taste of rowan berries, much to my regret.

But the bottle was just awesome – I loved the birds and the red berries and everything else about it. This was the most beautiful bottle I had ever seen. Better than the Crystal Head, better than Kalashnikov even. A total 10/10!

Get this, and you will have a good vodka and an awesome bottle.

Overall rating: 8.0

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