Ostoya vodka


Are all vodka brands that come in this kind of bottle good, or are there exceptions?

Last time I reviewed a vodka brand I was listening to Black Flag. Good times. Tonight is very different, though. Wanna know what it is I am listening to tonight? I am sorry, I cannot say. It is so unspeakably heavy, I must never tell you what it is. My apologies. Okay. If you insist. Here it is: …

Starogardzka vodka


Who is Otto Winkelhausen and what could he have done to make this a better vodka?

I am listening to Black Flag while I am writing this. “TV Party” is one of the biggest hits ever. Good for drinking or writing about drinking. As I was going through my vodka findings from Poland, this one somehow appeared before me: Starogardzka vodka. I don’t speak Polish, but the bottle featured a dude called Otto Winkelhausen, so I tried to look him up. I found nothing. At least nothing that had anything to do with vodka. So it seems as though I can’t…

Amundsen vodka


Is this vodka really polar, and what the hell is wrong with that cap?

This one is called Amundsen vodka, and it hails from Poland. I bought it there, along with several other fine bottles of V. Then I took them home to Hamburg and lined them up along the wall in the place where I live. It was beautiful.

Żołądkowa Gorzka vodka

Żołądkowa Gorzka

Can this herbal vodka still be considered a vodka at all, and should you drink it straight?

Normally when you drink a flavored vodka like Georgievskaya Birch, like Kalinovaya or Nemiroff Honey Pepper, it’s just regular vodka that has just been…

Debowa Polska vodka

Dębowa Polska

What does oak wood taste like, and if we put it in a bottle of vodka, will it be any good?

This “oak vodka” came to me from Poland via a German grocery store, and there was some sort of wooden shaving in the bottle, reminding me of the bison grass in Żubrówka or the wheat ear in…

Belvedere Pomarancza

Belvedere Pomarancza

Should this orange + lime flavored vodka be consumed straight, or is it meant for mixed drinks?

The first thing you notice when you open the bottle is the smell. I hope all the flavoring in this product has been done naturally, because the…

Belvedere Intense vodka

Belvedere Intense

If there is there a way to make 100 proof vodka taste good, can Belvedere find it?

There is a popular legend that goes like this: back in the 19th century, Russian scientist Dmitri Mendeleev came up with a state standard for…

Żubrówka vodka


Is this one really the Holy Grail of bison-grass flavored vodkas, or is it just part of the hype?

Remember when I tried Grasovka and I liked the flavoring but not the vodka itself? Well this one, Grasovka’s bigger brother from the old country, was a total…

Klosowka vodka


Does it change anything to put a wheat ear in a vodka bottle, and what’s with the import business?

I initially wanted to try this 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…

Tarpan vodka


Will this eco-friendly vodka stand a chance against 360, and if it doesn’t, is it still worth a try?

Have you noticed how most things that are eco-green are actually really green (as in the color: green)? It’s as if there was an unwritten law that everything that wants to be eco-friendly has to…

Starka vodka


Is there anything you can mix this with in order to make it appealing to the tastebuds?

Tried something new the other day: Starka – Polish vodka that has apparently aged 10 years in an oak barrel. Kind of looked like…

Wyborowa Exquisite vodka

Wyborowa Exquisite

Why are Polish vodka brands generally so awesome, and is this one an exception to the rule?

The very first thing you notice about this vodka is the bottle design: my friend Max intelligently pointed out that he would have preferred the cap to be the same diameter as the bottle, but we…

Grasovka vodka


Why is a Polish vodka that Polish people don’t drink so popular in Germany, and what’s with the straw in the bottle?

Yes, this is another one of those flavored vodka brands. This one is flavored with buffalo grass, and if you look closely, you can even see that there is one straw in the bottle. If there isn’t, you…

Belvedere vodka


Is this just some liquor in a pretty bottle or is it really one of the best vodka brands around?

I had been eyeing this bottle for a while in a small store around the corner. But at 32€ for 700ml, it had always seemed…