[40%, flavored, sampled in Germany]
This brand is called Kłosówka (or Klosowka) vodka, and it’s originally from Poland. I wanted to try it because it had a wheat ear in the bottle (you can hardly see it in the picture, but it’s there).
Many vodka brands try to get your attention by adding a special gimmick to the bottle. This can be good, but sometimes it can be irritating as well.
German or Polish?
One thing I noticed about this vodka was that I somehow ended up with a German import version. All the writing on the label was in German. It felt weird. If vodka is so much about the brand image it portrays, then why would they give you an “import version” that makes you feel like you are drinking something generic?
I think leaving it all in Polish would have made it feel more original.
Klosowka doesn’t taste like wheat
Okay, to the glasses then: the taste of this vodka was okay. A mid-range level of smoothness. Given the fact that there was an ear of wheat in the bottle, I found myself looking for a sort of wheat aroma, but I was disappointed. I couldn’t find it, not even in the aftertaste.
The bottle design seemed boring to me, and I held a grudge against that whole “import” thing, the price of around 19€ for 700ml was okay, though.
I want to try original Polish Kłosówka one day. Hope it’s better than this.