The taste of Rodionov’s Polugar is unlike any alcoholic beverage currently produced.
Clear with no inclusions, sediment, etc. On swirling it leaves a light to medium coat on the glass with the swirl line retreating rapidly install legs that turn into droplets.
Intensely caraway with the wheat and rye providing a lovely roundness to a somewhat aromatic, almost grain and licorice/slight anisette note from the caraway.
Nicely oily entry that glides across the tongue with the aromatics of the caraway blending with the wheat and rye to give you a nicely spicy liquid bread.
A good alternative for a twist on a Martini and those drinks people call vodka martinis. Works well in 'Bloody Marys', and many other drinks calling for a little spice and aromatics. Can also replace gin as a more simple alternative in certain drinks. It is also outstanding with food – particularly such as herring or other Swedish and Russian cuisine.
If I did not know better I would say it was one of the smoothest Aquavits I ever had.
Well made, favourful and full-bodied. A great mixer for to explore and play with. It and its other favoured brethren from Polugar could yield a lot of new cocktails for those looking for a different but high quality ingredient for their next cocktail menu.