nothing special

[40%, sampled in Kyrgyzstan]

Ular. Another vodka from Kyrgyzstan. This was the second bottle that graced our table during the “night of many drinks” in Jeti Oguz.

more from the drunken night

Night had fallen outside, the horses were coming home from the pasture, and we had just finished dinner and a very good bottle of Kyrgyz Aragy. What were we going to do now? Go to our rooms and call it a night? Or stay here, in the warmth of the restaurant, and see what other Kyrgyz vodka brands we could try? Obviously, we opted for the latter.

It turned into a long night. Our party of three was joined by an older Kyrgyz gentleman with a friendly smile and an unbelievable ability to consume alcohol. Many things seem obscure to me now. How long did I play with those two dogs outside of the restaurant? Why did I let them run away with my baseball cap, and why did they find it necessary to tear it apart?

Ular is a nice bird, and that’s it

But I was going to talk about vodka here, right? Now that I am going through my notes from the night (luckily I didn’t lose them), I can tell you that Ular has an okay but not very refined taste and a boring aftertaste. There’s nothing special about it.

I guess it’s a good thing that this stuff is cheap even for Kyrgyz standards: I paid 110 Som for 500ml (not even 3€/700ml). It comes in a standard bottle with a bird on it. And while I liked the design as such, the print quality wasn’t so good.

Drunken me liked that bird, though.

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