I got this bottle of Mansfeld vodka when I was hanging out in Luxembourg in February 2018. I don’t know why exactly, but I remember being surprised that Luxembourg had its own brand of vodka. Maybe it was because the country seemed so small?
Anyway, Mansfeld is from there. It was apparently named after a 16th century governor of Luxembourg. And why not.
Mansfeld vodka, the coldness that lacks something
The country of Luxembourg isn’t only small, it’s also ridiculously rich. So it came as no surprise that this one was an top shelf vodka. Its price tag was 34€ for a 0,7l bottle, which made it a 3/10.
The bottle design seemed straight forward: smoked glass, dark cap, almost simplistic in a way. I liked it. 7/10.
Now on to the most important part: Mansfeld vodka had a very average smell that was almost a bit disappointing for a vodka of this price level. But the taste! It was a bit sweet, almost cold in the mouth, and it went down easy like water. A 10/10 in the taste department.
The aftertaste wasn’t so good, though. It burned a little in the stomach, which I like. But there wasn’t anything memorable about the aftertaste, no special aroma. A 6/10.
All in all, Mansfeld vodka is a 6.5
They should work on the aftertaste.