The last time we had a vodka from Holland it was well – not well received. This was most likely because it was gimmicky, it tasted and smelled awful, it was over-priced, and it was the definition of Eurotrash. The good news I bring today as a close to this year is that Dutchcraft is awesome. (But is not Minecraft)
Apparently there was a bit of a hubabaloo between Ketel One and Dutchcraft over it trying to copy packaging. Which is funny because you would need to be very drunk to think them the same.
What they Say: “Dutchcraft vodka is a small-batch artisanal vodka produced & bottled in Holland. Using hand selected wheat, the grains are distilled five times for a purity and then filtered through charcoal for a vodka of extraordinary quality and smoothness.”
Taste: 6.5 – It’s got a bit of the grain, a bit of cream, and it’s overall nice.
Aftertaste: 4.0 – Here though it gets kinda bad.
Burn/Smooth: 3.5 – Which is in part because this certainly burns going down.
Aroma: 4.0 – That smells like cheap vodka. Not cheap paint thinner, but yes cheap vodka.
Honesty: 6.5 – No real wank, and while it’s not Russian – Holland and Poland are often just as good without trying to fool Americans into paying more.
Vodka Tonic: 5.0 – It’s an okay vodka tonic.
White Russian: 7.0 – That’s actually a pretty good russian.
Value: 6.5 – It’s a good budget vodka in line with Three-O and New Amsterdam, because it makes a good russian, but it’s not as versatile, and that means it’s unlikely for me to switch. But hey your friend buys this into of Smirnoff of Svedka – better life.
Google Shop Average: $13
Metric Score: 37/70 |+| Metric Average: 5.29 |+| Reviewer Average: 5.5
Final Thoughts: While it thankfully isn’t the other aforementioned Holland vodka, this is just another contender in the line of relatively cheap vodka’s that are not terrible to actually drink. That’s kinda high praise actually.