Tarpan

Germany

Taste
4
Aftertaste
3
Design
5
Price
8
5

being organic is not enough

This is a review of Tarpan vodka from Germany. I sampled it in Germany in 2011. It’s clear, 40% alcohol, and I found it disappointing.

I used to think Tarpan vodka was from Poland. Only it isn’t. It’s from Germany. And just like 360 before, it’s apparently organic. I found it on a website. It was sitting there, looking at me, saying I AM ECO-FRIENDLY. So I couldn’t help but adopt it and give it a home.

the phantom

Usually when I look up a vodka and the brand has gone tits up in the meantime, there are still going to be some traces of it online. Some reviews. A video. A social media presence.

Tarpan vodka had nothing. It’s 2021 now, and the only thing I could find was the Facebook page of some German company called Bio Spirituosen:

Bio Spirituosen Facebook page

They had the Tarpan vodka bottle in their avatar, so I figured they were probably the manufacturers. Only their last post was from 2011, and their website bio-spirituosen.com was defunct. Tits up.

about the color green

Rewind to 2011, when I’m about to review Tarpan vodka. Note the green color scheme of the bottle. I think this is because the brand wants to position itself as organic and eco-friendly. Trees are green, and trees are nature. Boom! I don’t know what else the brand was doing to be eco-friendly. But there’s another question: does it taste good?

Tarpan vodka needs work

The answer is: no, it doesn’t. In fact Tarpan vodka tastes pretty harsh, and there was many a frown when my friends and I fought our way down the bottle. There didn’t seem to be anything refined or aromatic about the aftertaste, either. It wasn’t terrible, but it wasn’t exactly good, either.

The bottle looked okayish, at least it was green. The price of about 14€ for 700ml was good, though.

I don’t know what to tell you about this one. Maybe it’s dead already. Anyway I can’t recommend it.

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