This one is called Tigroff Ginseng vodka, and it’s supposed to be ginseng-flavored. Sounds interesting eh?
Tigroff Ginseng vodka – vodka in a black bottle with tiger scratch marks
I remember riding a bus through Vladivostok one day. There was this big guy sitting next to me, and I asked him: “What’s a good vodka?” He only said one word: “Tigroff.” The big guy was very friendly. He told me his name was Nikita, and I told him that that was one of the coolest names ever. It really is, I wish my name was Nikita!
Anyway, I went to the store and got a bottle of Tigroff. The design seemed cool (black tiger claw marks ftw – 6/10), and I didn’t pay any attention to what else it said on the label. So I accidentally bought a ginseng-flavored vodka. But then again, why the hell not?
Well, the taste was rough (3/10), like a tiger uppercut to the jaw. The aftertaste was surprisingly plain (where was the ginseng? 5/10). And the best thing was the price (10€ for 700ml, making it a 9/10).
I think Tigroff Ginseng is a tough vodka for big tough guys with cool names.
Overall rating: 5.75