So we’ve always discussed how proximity to Russia for vodka can often be a nice indicator of quality. This is why Ukrainian vodka can be better than Polish (most of the time). However there’s always one thing we ignore in this ruling – what if proximity to Russia can work the other way. While there’s no Alaska vodka in stores that I can find, I did find this vodka from Canada.
Which is where Canadians live – and polar bears. So then it seems some nice chaps said let’s make a vodka eh – and here we are. To be honest though if this is truly distilled polar ice – than climate change has truly affected us all. Not to say this is bad, just I’m not likely to buy Canadian next time.
What they Say: “Vodka so clean only the arctic could capture its essence. Quadruple distilled and triple filtered for a legendary clean, smooth finish.”
Taste: 6.0 – It starts nice and creamy.
Aftertaste: 6.0 – But it actually finishes clean and crisp.
Burn/Smooth: 4.0 – There is however that twinge and burn from mid-tier vodka
Aroma: 5.0 – A lot of creamy but a hint of nail polish remover.
Manliness: 5.0 – I’ll give it’s claims about cleanliness, and as an American I’ll be kind and not nock the Canadian, but while Polar bears are vicious they have become an icon for hippie and ecomentalists alike – and that’s just not manly.
Vodka Tonic: 5.0 – It’s okay.
White Russian: 7.0 – That is a good russian.
Value: 4.0 – It’s not great, but for the premium of buying Canadian – no thanks.
Google Shop Average: $20
Metric Score: 36/70 |+| Metric Average: 5.14 |+| Reviewer Average: 6.0
Final Thoughts: It’s another mid-tier vodka, but at a slightly above mid-tier price.