Мінская – Minskaya vodka. This one, finally, is unmistakably from Belarus.
How Minskaya vodka surprised the hell out of me
I got this one from the same online-shop where I got Kalinovaya, and just like when I bought Kalinovaya, I didn’t think this would be special at all. The reason why I got this was because it said it was from Belarus. Not from anywhere else.
After Etalon and Partisan, I was anxious to try a vodka that I could nail down to the country of Belarus. So I sighed heavily when I saw the price tag of 27€ for 700ml (5/10), and then I made the purchase anyway.
It’s important to have goals in life.
First thing I noticed was it came in a classy black box that said “legendary” and told me that the stuff I was about to drink had been bottled by hand. By hand? Just like Tito’s? Whatever that meant, I sure liked the sound of it!
And I gotta say, this vodka was pretty awesome indeed. It was totally smooth (10/10), yet still heart-warming (9/10). I loved the bottle design (9/10). It seemed even prettier than Belvedere and the Goose, and I really only liked Kalinovaya‘s pretty bird bottle design better.
This is an extremely good vodka which I wholeheartedly recommend!
Overall rating: 8.25