Slavic family names
This is a review of Bazic vodka from Germany. I sampled it in Germany in 2013. It’s clear, 40% alcohol, and I liked its sweet aftertaste.
Bazic vodka is a brand hailing from Hamburg, Germany. And it’s a rather stylish brand, too.
What about that name, though? My working theory is that the people at Bazic were trying to come up with a brand name that was cool, unique, and kind of Slavic-looking. So they took the English word “basic”, but since that seemed a bit too basic to them, they decided to swap the s for a z. That’s how “basic” turned into Bazic – which might as well be a Serbian last name.
Northern German coolness
Bazic vodka has a website at bazic.de. It’s simplistic and well-designed:
I couldn’t find any detailed information about the vodka itself on the product page, though. But I liked that they offered a “vodka workshop” that included a visit to the company and the opportunity to create an infused vodka. It reminded me of Rutte‘s “tasting room” and the distillery visit offered by the creators of Bavarka.
I also checked the Bazic vodka Instagram account:
Most of the content seemed like a sort of “behind the scenes” look at the company. I think the idea was to go for an authentic feel.
Bazic is sweet
Aaaaaanyway, back to our review of Bazic vodka. I thought it was easy to drink and didn’t burn much on the way down. Good. It reminded me of Danzka – a solid quality vodka that is smooth enough to enjoy on its own.
There was a bit of a surprise in the aftertaste, as it developed into a lingering aroma that was noticeably sweet. I found that very enjoyable.
The bottle design didn’t look overly special, but it was okay. And for a price of about 13€ for 700ml, it seemed like a pretty fair deal.
All in all, Bazic vodka is definitely good enough to consume neat, and the sweet aftertaste makes it fun.