I got my hands on some premium vodka today: Kauffman vodka – stylish bottle!
Kauffman vodka is one of the most expensive brands there is, but is it worth it?
There was one thing I particularly liked about it: the name, because it reminded me of Konstantin von Kaufman (Константин фон-Кауфман), the first Governor-General of Russian Turkestan in the 19th century. Still, after all this time, thinking of Central Asia with its magical place names like Samarkand or Buchara can instantly give me goosebumps. I want to go there one day!
Okay, so I didn’t go to any magical place besides the local liquor store, and I got a bottle of Kauffman, which came in a nice box. Too bad I didn’t take a picture of the box, I was too intrigued by the bottle design, which sort of reminded me a of a giant-sized perfume bottle. I liked it though (9/10)!
The vodka: I thought it had an extremely refined, smooth taste (10/10), but unlike the awesome Beluga, it didn’t have that perfect aftertaste (8/10). There was just something lacking in the aroma.
Oh, and the price tag was a bit intimidating: 45€ for 700ml: 1/10.
Don’t get me wrong, this is a very very good vodka, it’s just too expensive. I think the best use is as a gift idea for a friend who likes luxurious things. For that purpose, it is perfect!
Overall rating: 7.0