Full Review

Zubrówka

Zubrówka
Bison Grass Flavored Vodka

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Poland
Alcohol: 40%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$24.26

Zubrówka
Bison Grass Flavored Vodka

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: Poland
Alcohol: 40%
Slivery straw color. Aromas and flavors of coconut cream, chamomile tea with honeycomb, caramel candies, and spiced apples with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, breezy finish displaying notes of french lavender and shortbread finish. A mildly flavored vodka to add weight and texture to cocktails.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Mild
Aroma Aroma: coconut cream, chamomile tea with honeycomb, caramel candies, and spiced apples
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of french lavender and shortbread
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Bloody Mary, Moscow Mule, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A mildly flavored vodka to add weight and texture to cocktails.

The Importer

Roust USA

The Importer
747 3rd Avenue, #30A
New York, NY 10017
USA
1 212-679-1894

Their Portfolio

89 Russian Standard Gold Vodka 40% (Russia) $22.99.
85 Russian Standard Moscow Mule Ready-to-Drink Cocktail 8% (Russia) $14.99.
93 Russian Standard Vodka 40% (Russia) $25.71.
95 Russian Standard Platinum Vodka 40% (Russia) $30.35.
94 Zubrówka Bison Grass Flavored Vodka 40% (Poland) $24.26.

Flavored Vodka

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Serve in a Shot Glass
Since Vodka tends to be a neutral spirit, it lends itself to blending with flavors and fortifying other beverages. In the 19th century, high-proof "Russian spirit" was held in high esteem by Sherry producers in Spain, who imported it to fortify their wines.

Neutral spirits are still used to fortify Port, Sherry, and other types of fortified wines, although the source of alcohol for such purposes these days tends to be the vast "wine lake" that has been created by European Union agricultural practices.

Flavored Vodkas have been produced from the start, originally to mask the flavor of the first primitive Vodkas, but later as a mark of the distiller's skill. The Russians and Poles in particular still market dozens of flavors.