don't know if it's just me, but have you noticed
the deluge of really good, really inexpensive vodkas that
have been washing up on our shores lately? For that matter
have you also noticed the new vodkas being distilled here
in the good old USofA that are coming down in price while
upping the game taste wise?
those aforementioned vodkas is the latest offering from the
Ukraine, Khortytsa Platinum Vodka. The Khortytsa Distillery,
established in 2003, is located in the City of Zaporizhzhia,
in the south of Ukraine. On top of using the best grain available,
they apparently developed a special silver and platinum filtration
technology that improves the taste of their vodka which must
work fairly well since they have won numerous awards and competitions
and can be found in over 85 countries.
so let's see what all the fuss is about! The nose is bright
and crisp with the barest hint of ethanol. I can detect the
faint aroma of wheat and citrus, otherwise the nose is quite
transparent. The palate is clean and slightly spicy with just
a touch of that citrus. The finish is also slightly spicy
and leaves a tingle in the back of my throat that lasts a
medium amount of time. This vodka is about as close as you
can get to a super-premium without paying that super-premium
price. Khortytsa Platinum is a very good vodka that is actually
worth about twice what they are charging for it simply based
on how tasty it is.
Platinum Vodka is imported to the United States by
Megapolis USA, a subsidiary of Global Spirits and retails
for a suggested $14.99/per 750ml and is 40% ABV.
By George Brozowski
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