only slightly better
[40%, sampled in Germany]
This one is Столичная Элит – Stolichnaya Elit vodka. I’m a big fan of the original Stoli, so maybe I was expecting miracles from this one, it being so expensive and all.
why spend this much, though
There has got to be a special occasion that justifies getting a super premium vodka like this. At least that’s the way it is for me.
I would always rather spend my money on other things and settle for a bottle of great vodka at a reasonable price, say a Russian Standard or an Istanblue. It just doesn’t seem to make much sense to forge out a lot more money for something that could not possibly taste a lot better.
But then you never know, right? And if there is something to celebrate, then who cares.
Stolichnaya Elit rocks
This one was definitely a good vodka.
Stolichnaya Elit tasted as smooth and awesome as you would expect from a Stoli. The aftertaste was rich and aromatic as well. Was it better than the original? I’m not so sure.
I thought the bottle design with the heavy cap was cool, only the price tag was a bit too out of this world for my taste: 46€/700ml.
Here’s the question though: I’m still not sure if this was noticeably better than the regular Stoli. Apart from the bottle design of course. And even if it tasted a tiny bit better, it doesn’t seem to make it worth shelving out three times as much money for it.
Stoli Elit is good as a gift. That’s it.