Rudolf Jelinek Plum vodka – I got this one as a gift from my friend Karel the last time I was in Prague. And I can tell you, that guy really enjoys a clever lead up.
“Do you like beer?” He asked me in a most conversational tone.
“I like it, but I don’t know much about it.” I replied, sensing that I was in the land of beer.
“Well, then what do you usually drink?” There was a faint smile on Karel’s face, a smile with a hint of slyness.
“Vodka.” I said.
And out of nowhere appeared two bottles of fine Czech vodka. For me, from my friend Karel, who obviously knew about my tasting habits.
Does Rudolf Jelinek Plum vodka really taste like plums?
Like I said, I got this as a gift. I tried looking up the price online, and I found something like 7€/700ml, which makes this a 10/10 (and once more hints at the problem of comparing vodka prices from different countries). The stuff itself was awesome though. I am not sure if I would say it tasted exactly like plums, but it did have a very special taste, and it was smooth and gentle on top of it (8/10). The aftertaste was special, a rich sweetness much different from other infused vodka brands that I have tried, maybe only comparable to the legendary (9/10). So far, an excellent vodka, only the bottle design didn’t look that great to me (4/10).
Anyway, highly recommendable. Down in my plums!
Overall rating: 7.75