typical nordic vodka
This is a review of Vikingfjord vodka from Norway. I sampled it in Germany in 2011. It’s clear, 40% alcohol, and I think it represents the North pretty well.
Yay, the other day I had the chance to try another vodka from the North! This time it was Vikingfjord vodka from Norway! And what a name it had – could it have been any more Nordic at all? Maybe if someone managed to sneak the words Odin or Thor in there.
When I set eyes upon this one at first first, I thought there was something cool about the bottle. And with cool, I actually mean “cold”, like a chip from an iceberg. Or maybe that’s just my own over-interpretation of the name: Vikingfjord vodka. From Norway.
a viking needs no website?
I tried looking up Vikingfjord vodka on vikingfjord.com, but sadly, this led to the official website of Arcus, a Norwegian beverage alcohol company that owns a few brands:
What, some cocktail recipes and a bunch of shrimps? There didn’t seem to be a dedicated site for Vikingfjord vodka, so I dug around a little and found this subpage:
I gotta say I was a bit disappointed to see this. It seemed like they had given up on their brand. Also, it looks like they did a redesign of the Vikingfjord vodka bottle – and actually made it worse.
Vikingfjord vodka is smooth
I liked the old bottle that I got in 2011 much better. The price of about 17€ for 700ml wasn’t so bad, either.
Now about the taste: I was almost expecting Vikingfjord vodka to taste cold, but it didn’t. It tasted smooth. Actually, it seemed almost a bit too smooth for a product whose name included the word VIKING. The aftertaste was okay. I thought it could have been a bit more aromatic.
Much like Absolut vodka, I think Vikingfjord vodka is mainly good for mixed drinks.