Aged: No age statement
Product of: Russia
Said to be based on a 15th-century recipe created by a monk named Isidor who lived within the walls of the Chudov monastery in the Kremlin - note the use of the word 'legend'. This wheat-based vodka is rested in copper vats prior to bottling.
The decanter-style bottle is apparently based on a vintage Russian vodka carafe made at the Potyomkin glassworks in the last quarter of the 16th century. Sadly this top-self looking bottle is let down by the distinctly 21st century plastic taper evident capsule. When 'ripped' open a jagged plastic edge is left on the capsule and bottle neck. The bottle itself is non-refillable.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 04/06/2012
(bottle No. H015452) Crystal clear.
Reminiscent of brown bread crust with light vanilla and dusted with black pepper.
Strangely soft mouthfeel yet with baked grain, cracked black pepper heat and delicate vanillins. (We suspect subtly sweetened with some added flavour).
Spiced, slightly sweet toasted finish with lasting peppery prickle.
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap