Русский Стандарт – Russian Standard vodka.
There must be a reason why Russian Standard vodka has become so popular recently
In fact this vodka was the reason why I started this blog in the first place: one night I was hanging out in some friends’ kitchen having a bottle of Russian Standard with them. In walks another dude and grabs a beer from the fridge. I’m like: “Care for a glass of this fine liquid?” He gulps it down, then looks at the bottle and says: “Bah! Why are you drinking these new brands, they disgust me! You should be drinking one of the classics!”
And I thought: Does a vodka brand have to be old and established in order to be good?
But I had no way of knowing if the dude was right or wrong until I had tried a lot more different vodka brands. So I started this blog. And I can tell you this already: he was wrong.
Back to the Standard: The taste is perfectly smooth (10/10), the aftertaste is complex and aromatic (10/10). It has a classic bottle design (7/10) and a very competitive price (you can get this for around 11€/700ml: 9/10).
This is one of the best vodka brands I have ever tried. There is one thing to keep in mind though: vodka depends on grain & water quality, so each issue can be a bit different.
Anyway, enjoy this with a slice of good bread, and you will agree that this is one of the best there is!
Overall rating: 9.0