This vodka might be a bit more appropriate if we’d gotten a bit more snow this season.
Excuse me, let’s back up. Good evening, morning, afternoon, or whatever various time of day you happen to feast your eyes on this in depth (not really) review of this seasonally appropriate vodka. I am the man called Justice and this week I’ll be presenting for your holiday pleasure Snow Queen.
This vodka originally caught my eye due to its gorgeous bottle and it’s easy to see why. Even if the woman on the front doesn’t strike your fancy, you can’t deny the beauty of the bottle art as a whole. I am pleased to tell you that the liquid within this subtly eye catching bottle does not disappoint. Its creamy and smooth taste coat your mouth and leave you with a taste that is somewhat reminiscent of breathing in on a snowy day.
Wow, sorry, I may have been a little snooty there (if you don’t get the reference you must be new to Booze Reviews. If so, welcome!). However snobby it may sound it is an apt description of the quality of this vodka. It can be drunk straight or mixed into your favorite vodka containing beverage and preforms excellently in either case. In fact as I write this article I’m enjoying a glass of it right now, straight and chilled.
With that being said, I now step aside to let the Snow Queen speak for herself. Your Majesty, if you would be so kind:
What they say: “Garlanded with numerous international awards, Snow Queen is a premium five-times-distilled vodka with a distinctively smooth, velvety taste. It is made to a unique recipe using only the finest premium wheat and the purest softened water from the snow-capped mountains of Ala Tau.”
With most vodka I would likely write of most of that description as wank, but not here. True they do talk themselves up a lot, but for the most part it’s well deserved. That’s not just my opinion either, the scores show that the rest of the Booze Reviewers are in agreement with me:
Taste: 7.9 – The taste here is almost water, I mean there’s a bit of ethanol, but it’s very subtle here.
Aftertaste: 6.2 – It has a bit of ethanol and cream. It gets a little more and more ethanol-y here.
Burn/Smooth: 8.5 – There really is almost no burn here especially for a vodka. It’s very subtle making a brief cameo and then going away.
Aroma: 7.38 – It is very subtle you have to get down into it. Which is a really good thing.
Manliness: 5.9 – The text is nice, it’s apparently awarded very well. The image and frosted glass portray an aura of art. Erik would supposedly fap to the picture. It’s really nice and artistic, but it’s not manly. Normally yes we talk about how manliness can be a combination or extreme of ruggedness and classiness, but we’re not getting a true air of class and distinction. It’s the difference of viewing a fine articulate sword verses an oil painting. Both are classy yes, but the sword is classy while being manly.
Russian: 7.25 – It’s a very good Russian.
Editor’s Note: Though we didn’t grade it the vodka on rocks is very good.
Value: 6.9 – For 25 bucks at this price we really like it.
Google Shop Average: $25
William Henri Neve the IV: 7
King Weeb: 8
Metric Score: 50.03/70 |+| Metric Average: 7.15 |+| Reviewer Average: 7.4
“It’s very good vodka I mean while yes we do prefer Hammer + Sickle to this, the fact remains that as a vodka, and for this price you can’t go wrong.”
Now if you’ll excuse me, the Snow Queen and I are going to get to know one another a little bit better.