Wow, this one was such a long time ago… Remember when I was hanging out in the Uzbek town of Navoiy? I had bought two bottles of vodka there, tried them and taken my notes, but I had never gotten around to properly write them up.
So here I am, with my notes, listening to some more Joyner Lucas. I like him much better than Kendrick Lamar. Lucas is more straight forward and less bloated, and he doesn’t give into the temptation of making his stuff seem „deep“ by adding some half-assed poetry verses.
But, again, let’s talk about vodka. This one is called Tanho (танхо), and it’s apparently from the city of Tashkent.
Tanho tries to appear upscale, but…
Uzbek prices can be a bit difficult, because the inflation is just crazy. When I first came to the country the black market rate was about 4.500 Uzbek Som to 1 US Dollar. When I left several months later, it had climbed to almost 8.000 som to the dollar. I got this bottle of Tanho for 22.000 som. So either way the price is somewhere between 3 and 5 euros for 700ml. Can’t get much cheaper than that, eh? Well, wait for the next brand… Anyway, this one is a 10/10.
The bottle design is okay at best. I really don’t like the glass block design that we’ve seen in Three Sixty, Vox, or Ozon before. And the golden-brown applications look cheap. On the other hand, the bottle has a dispenser, so I’ll give it an overall 6/10.
Tanho doesn’t have much of a smell. The taste is a bit sweet at first, but then it turns out to be pretty spicy. Definitely not a vodka that kind of just slips down your throat, no. Tanho puts up a bit of a fight. Not too much, but a little. A 7/10.
There is an aftertaste, but it’s a bit dryish. It’s as if the aroma vanishes and your mouth feels dehydrated, like you need to drink water, or better yet, some fruit juice. Not sure what to make of this. A 6/10.
This vodka is an overall 7.25, but it’s mostly due to the insanely cheap price.