Ogni Kremlya


Ogni Kremlya vodka

I got wasted

This is a review of Ogni Kremlya vodka from Russia. I sampled it in Germany in 2013. It’s clear, 40% alcohol, and it got me very drunk.

I don’t remember much about this one: Ogni Kremlya vodka (Огни Кремля). Which is a tragedy.

First off I feel like I have to apologize to the good people who made Ogni Kremlya, because this review is probably not going to do their work much justice. I usually try not to drink too much. But this time I didn’t. Or rather: I did, I really did try not to drink too much. But then things went out of control.

no trace

One thing I like to do is try to get some information about the vodka I’m drinking. Where exactly is it from, is it an independent brand or does it belong to a (multinational) corporation?

In the case of Ogni Kremlya vodka I could hardly find anything. Its name meant “Lights Of The Kremlin”, that was all I knew. I tried looking for it in English and Russian, but there was nothing.

In the end I found this ad on Youtube:


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It was a simple commercial. A bottle spinning, a bottle getting opened, a bottle pouring, a bottle standing around:

Ogni Kremlya vodka commercial
from youtube.com on March 26th 2022

Cinematography that looked super eighties:

Ogni Kremlya vodka commercial
from youtube.com on March 26th 2022

And a slogan that said THE CHOICE OF THE STRONGEST:

Ogni Kremlya vodka commercial
from youtube.com on March 26th 2022

Did this help me get to know Ogni Kremlya vodka. Not really.

how it felt

Okay, so back to my drinking session. I remember there was laughter. There were jokes. Then there was more laughter. It was a world afloat, and I was in it. At some point I felt as if I was twisting and turning, like I was being toppled over by waves in an ocean. Just thinking about it makes my head spin.

What can I say about my review of Ogni Kremlya vodka? It’s Russian. It’s vodka.

Ogni Kremlya deserves another try

Here’s what I can gather from my memory and from talking to my friends: the taste was apparently okay. The aftertaste was apparently okay as well. People have been mentioning a sense of sweetness, and I don’t have a headache, so I guess those are good things.

The bottle design is okay. The price of about 14€ for 700ml was very good.

I think I’m going to have to try this one again some day.