Product of: United Kingdom
The appropriately Russian sounding name was inspired by both crystals (Cristal) and purity (Naya). Cristalnaya is based on 100 per cent wheat neutral alcohol which Joanne redistills with a secret botanical using a pot still in exactly the same way as gin is made. No sugar, glycerine or another sweetener is added to this vodka.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 12/03/2012
Almost neutral nose give hints of grain over wet flint with very faint anise.
Clean and dry with silky mouth feel, slight aniseed wheat flavour with the merest hint of almond and tingle of black pepper.
Clean, pleasantly warming finish with dying aniseed wheat notes. I don't know what the 'secret botanical' is but it makes a wonderfully silky vodka.