Svedka vodka. I figured that this one was probably from, uh… Sweden.
The North strikes again – with a solid brand called Svedka vodka
I am thinking about the difficulties in vodka tasting these days. Vodka brands don’t differ as much in taste as do other liquors, say whiskey for example. Also, the sensation and the flavor or a certain vodka depend on so many factors besides the quality of the product: your personal mood, the accompanying dishes you are having, your level of intoxication – even what your friends say about the vodka might influence your own opinion. So I think it’s hard to pass judgement based on simple tastings. But what can we do?
I gave this one a try anyway. The smoothness was there (7/10), while the aftertaste seemed to be a bit dull (5/10). The bottle looked good (6/10), and the price was affordable (14€/700ml: 8/10).
Actually, I gave Svedka two tries on two different occasions just to be sure, but in the end, average is still the word I am looking for. Or maybe slightly above average.
This is a reliable vodka that might be good in a mixed drink. Like so many others.
Overall rating: 6.5