Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan

Amyderya

What’s with the subtle chocolatiness of Amyderya vodka from Turkmenistan?

Aaaaaand here is the last of the three Turkmen vodka brands that I got to try during my time there. In hindsight I wish I had tested more different brands, if only because Turkmenistan is so difficult to get to. Or because the vodka there is so cheap. Anyway, this one was called Amyderya, and it was from the city of Turkmenabat…

Turkmenistan

Arassa Maritime

Why is Arassa Maritime vodka from Turkmenistan so much better than its sister label?

Apparently I was not quite done yet with the Turkmen vodka brand called Arassa. For even though their main label had been a major disappointment, I still had a bottle of their Maritime edition to try and test. Would it be better? I wasn’t very optimistic, but I chose to give it a try anyway…

Turkmenistan

Arassa

Why is Arassa vodka from Turkmenistan allowed to taste like metal?

Going to Turkmenistan isn’t easy. So when I finally got to go there in September 2017, I wanted to make sure that I bought some local vodka, if only for testing purposes. Sadly I was on a tight walking schedule (500+ kilometers in 15 days), so I did not have much time to enjoy the finer things in life, aka the testing of the V. But this one I did test…