This one is Русский Стандарт Platinum – Russian Standard Platinum vodka. It is a sort of little sister to Imperia, the luxury brand that I had tried this summer, and it apparently ranks among the most acclaimed and best selling vodkas in Russia.
Not sure if the platinum in Russian Standard Platinum vodka is really worth it
It seems as though every decent vodka brand needs to have at least one “luxury” offspring. Think of it like Toyota and Lexus: here is a big brand that is doing well, but rich folks won’t buy their products, because they deem them too “plebeian” – so Toyota goes ahead and invents Lexus. So there we have it: a Corolla for rich people, yay!
Anyway, back to our liquor. This Platinum edition is supposed to be platinum filtered, and it is also supposed to be better than the original . But much to my surprise, I didn’t like it that much.
The taste was smooth but not awesome (8/10), the aftertaste was good but not awesome either (8/10). I thought the bottle design was okay because I liked silver theme (5/10), only the price seemed a bit high (22€/700ml: 6/10).
My advice: stick to your regular stuff!
Overall rating: 6.75