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.
Interesting, somewhat understated bouquet a well balanced blend of allspice, honey and thankfully just hints of pepper all carried nicely by the spirits which imparts a nice grain base linnet round out the overall bouquet.
Nicely oily entry that smooths the way for the aromatic allspice, followed on by the honey and finally a pleasant heat from the pepper, which then leads to a nice grain finish with sweetness a whiff of perfume, heat, oiliness and plumpness. Just the way we like them.
Makes for a wonderful cocktail ingredient, as a vodka martini, an outstanding Bloody Mary, or a host of other cocktails where you want sweet, heat, a touch or aromatics and an oily graininess – which to me includes a LOT of cocktails! Can’t wait to play with this one some more!
Unlike a lot of other favoured vodkas (usually at 70 proof or 35 % alcohol) Polugar keeps their original proof strength of 77 % (38.5%) so you are actually not paying for more watered down vodka.
Delicious, balanced, full of favour and body, this is an outstanding favoured vodka. Standard rather than watered down proof make mixing easier and helps mediate the somewhat higher price for this excellent vodka.
HONEY & ALLSPICE