Rudolf Jelinek Plum

Czech Republic


down in my plums

[40%, flavored, sampled in the Czech Republic]

I got this bottle of Rudolf Jelinek Plum vodka as a gift from my friend Karel the last time I was in Prague. And I can tell you one thing: the guy 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, being acutely aware of the fact that I was in the land of beer.
“Well, then what do you usually drink?” There was a sly smile on Karel’s face.
“Vodka.” I said.
“Oh, really?!”
And out of nowhere appeared two bottles of fine Czech vodka. For me, from my friend Karel, who knew about my tasting habits.

Rudolf Jelinek Plum is special

This stuff turned out to be awesome. I’m 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. The aftertaste was peculiar, a rich sweetness much different from other infused vodka brands that I have tried, maybe only comparable to the legendary Żołądkowa Gorzka. I wonder what kind of mixed drinks can be made from this stuff.

I tried looking up the price online, and I found something like 7€ for 700ml, which is another indicator of the problem of comparing vodka prices from different countries. And finally, the bottle design: well, it didn’t look that great to me.

Anyway, this one is highly recommendable.

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