Nordisch Vodka

Overall Rating: 6.8
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Easter Sunday. Not much longer to go. I’ll be back in Uzbekistan in four days. Maybe five. Not more.

In my room, listening to the new Lamar. It’s slow, and his delivery is lazy. To me it sounds like Andre 3000 adopted Drake’s disdain for stop consonants. And he likes to make little sounds at the end of his lines. Annoying. Will this turn out to be one of those records that grow on you? I hope so.

Anyway, I have this bottle of vodka here. I got it a while ago in Hamburg, which is incidentally also where it’s from. It’s called Nordisch Vodka, which means something along the lines of “Nordic vodka”. Made in Germany, in Hamburg.

Nordisch Vodka’s origins don’t make it less boring

There’s not much left in the bottle. When did I drink most of it? Can’t remember. Anyway, I don’t need much anyway, just a little bit so I can figure out whether I like it or not. I have no shot glass around and no ordinary glass either, so I’ll just have to drink it straight from the bottle. It doesn’t matter anyway. No one can see me.

So how about it?

I looked up the price online. It’s about 22€/700ml, which would make it a 6/10. More expensive than many other brands, but still tolerable. The bottle design is okay. It shows the Hamburg skyline, which is nice. It says “Original Recipe from Hamburg”, which is intriguing, but most vodkas are being advertised with some sort of “original recipe”. What I don’t like about the bottle though is that it’s very straight, which doesn’t go that well with the sophistication of its design. I’d give it a 6/10.

Lamar is still at it. The record sounds overproduced to me. And I’m not exactly sure, but it seems like he’s using autotune. The only time anyone should ever use autotune is when it’s Antoine Dodson saying “hide your kids, hide your wife, hide your kids, hide your wife, hide your kids, hide your wife, and hide your husbands, because they’re raping everybody out here”.

Okay, so about that vodka. It smells like it might burn on its way down your throat. Only I found out that it doesn’t. It has a mild taste and it goes down easily, which makes it a lot smoother than I had expected. I’d give it an 8 out of 10. And then there’s the aftertaste. It’s there, just not that much of it. I like it when a vodka leaves a full aroma in your mouth when you’re breathing out after drinking it. This one did okay in that aspect, there was even a hint of sweetness. But it wasn’t anything special. A 7/10.

Overall, this Nordisch Vodka is a 6.75, and I’m still waiting for Lamar to get better.

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