26000 Vodka is smooth and soulful, our 26000 Vodka is traditionally handcrafted using 26000-year-old water and GE-free grains, then triple distilled for extra purity, making it one of the purest vodka in the world.
26000 Vodka is enchanting straight or mixed.
i have always enjoyed a good dash of vodka and this is one that ranks right up there with the best i have tasted from around the globe. i have tried vodka made from many things but this is the first one i have come across made from ancient water from an underground source as pure as this. the filtering process has brought out the very best it has to offer without allowing any contaminants to get through to sully the pure taste of this excellent rendition of a classic spirit. when mixed with orange juice this vodka kept its strength of character very well. it managed to punch through the orange without destroying it. this is something very few common vodkas can manage. i fully expect to be buying a bottle or two of this. hopefully before the gst rise kills the affordability.
This a nice drop. The triple distilling has somehow made for a smoother finish to this vodka. There isn't the neck-snapping whiplash as the alcohol hits the back of the throat. I drank this both on its own and with a couple of other mixers and found it worked equally well either way. The alcohol content may seem a little high at 40% if are drinking it straight.
I look forward to being able to try this one again, but will have to wait, as the nearly $50 pricetag is just a little steep.
Never having been a great drinker of 'clear spirits' I wasn't really jumping at this opportunity, but after being so pleasantly surprised by the Raspberry and Lemon vodka, I thought it only wise to continue testing my assumptions about vodka.
Alas, they held fairly true for this one, being unflavoured as it was. Certainly, a high quality vodka, with a crisp, clean taste and well capable of performing the amazing contradictory freezing/burning sensation as it runs down your throat, but for me this just didn't appeal as a regular drink in it's unmixed state.
However, when mixed with some orange and blackcurrant juices and shaken with crushed ice, it was astounding! This is, of course, my personal 'strange mix' recipe, but it works for me. This vodka also added an amazing kick to the Mango Lime and Orange Vanilla Frute ciders McCashins also produce. It really was a night of mix'n'match when it came to food and drink, with some really pleasant results popping up.
Overall, because I am not a huge vodka fan it was not really my ideal drink, but even I can appreciate it's quality and appeal for those who do have a hankering for such tipples.
As a straight vodka goes, this was a very good example of quality ingredients making a quality product. The use of artesian water 26,000 years old is great as a marketing gimmick, but it also proves that such ingredients can carry with them some purity that even filtered and/or distilled water can no longer provide due to modern contamination.
A pure, clean taste that cuts through anything, it mixes well with a number of juices and mixers, but my preference is to have it with Lift+ even though that does kill any residual 'vodka' taste.
All in all, this was a great example of 'purity from step 1' bringing about the best results possible, and I look forward to seeing it in bottlestores more often.
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