[40%, sampled in German]

Samaani vodka. This one was from Finland, made in what was supposed to be the “most northern distillery in the world” or something. Samaani apparently means shaman, and there’s a cute little drawing on the bottle, so I thought: this will be fun!

rough in a good way

Turns out I was right. This stuff was fun. The thing about Samaani vodka is that it’s rough, but in a good way. And with that I mean: it might not taste very refined at first, but the aftertaste is awesome.

When you’re about to drink Samaani, don’t expect any of that high-class smoothness you would find in Beluga or Kauffman. This vodka is rough. Not terribly rough, but it sure doesn’t go down without a fight.

But then, once it’s down, you’ll notice an aroma in the aftertaste that is just unique. It’s hard to describe actually. Hazelnut comes to mind.

The bottle design is okay, and the price is good as well (18€/700ml).

don’t mix your Samaani

I wouldn’t recommend mixing this with anything. Or let me put it this way: I enjoyed drinking it neat, as a shot, and I have no idea what it might go well with. Berry juice from Finland? Milk? Who knows.

Anyway, as far as I know, this stuff is best when you have it at room temperature, with some bread or some pickles on the side. A fun vodka!

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