a dead brand?
This is a review of Blagoff Green Apple vodka from Ukraine. I sampled it in Russia in 2010. It’s a clear infusion, 37.5% alcohol, and I didn’t like it very much.
Vodka testing can be pleasant, but it’s not easy. Actually, it’s quite hard to pass judgement on a drink that has sent you to the restroom wondering if you are going to have it pass through your head one more time.
In other words: I’m not quite sure about the quality of this review (and of many others, for that matter).
does this brand even exist anymore?
A search for Blagoff vodka yielded a Facebook page that pointed to the domain blagoff.com. This, however, linked to a different domain called globalspirits.com, which seemed to be the company that owned Blagoff vodka. There was no trace of it on that site, though:
Maybe Blagoff vodka had died?
the fire of Blagoff Green Apple vodka
Luckily I got to test it more than ten years ago, when it was still alive, at least in Russia.
The bottle was pretty ugly. It looked cheap, possibly photoshopped by a drunk distiller. The price of around 10€/700ml was awesome, though.
Now about the taste: of course it’s difficult to compare infused vodkas with plain ones. But we can always state a few things. First of all, no matter if it has been infused or not, a good vodka shouldn’t be too hot on its way down. And Blagoff Green Apple vodka was hot as hell. It went down like a lightning bolt. So that wasn’t so nice.
There was a strong sweetness in the aftertaste, though. This made up for it a little bit, but I wasn’t so sure if it was really Green Apple or rather something chemical. It was very sweet, that’s all I know.
I think it would have been interesting to find out how this vodka did if you mixed with other stuff. Maybe something bitter, to balance out the sweetness? Or maybe another alcohol beverage?
I’ll leave that for you to find out.