[40%, sampled in Russia]
Here we have Мерная Традиция – Mernaya Tradition vodka from the Ukraine.
I hadn’t been planning on drinking that day, but when I stumbled upon this group of drunk people at the seaside near Vladivostok, I smiled and they smiled, I said hi and they said hi, and then I had a cup in my hand and the cup was filled with Mernaya Tradition, and there I was, tasting a new vodka.
This review is not going to do the quality of the vodka any justice, I am almost sure of that. There was too much hallo and too much commotion going on. It was too much fun. What I can do though is I can tell you about the impression I got on that clear-blue Russian evening.
Mernaya Tradition is good with bread
The vodka itself was rather smooth. I had a bit of bread with it, and it went down very well. I can’t tell you much about the aftertaste, though.
The bottle design is okay, and for around 12€/700ml this stuff is pretty affordable.
I would like to know why it’s called “Tradition” though. What exactly makes this vodka more traditional than others?
A solid vodka, probably good in mixed drinks.