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Every time I’m convinced that there are too many damned flavored vodkas on the market, one comes along that actually makes me curious to try it again. You see, I waffle between the belief that spirits needs to be in their purest form to be truly appreciated. But then, I see a flavored vodka, or a taste a cinnamon whisky that actually adds depth to a cocktail and I’m not so sure.
Plus, I just like trying really weird shit.
As such, we’re taking a look at Oddka, a vodka company that decided “screw standard taste” and let loose with a line of oddly flavored vodkas.
Oh you cheeky devils.
Flavors include non-flavored, Electricity, Freshly Cut Grass, Wasabi, Salty Caramel Popcorn, and Apple Pie.
We asked to mix with the Wasabi, as that struck as the most… odd.
Nose: WASABI! Good god almighty, wasabi. Truthfully, you can’t even get a very good grasp on the quality of the spirit underneath it.
Neat: Sweeter than you would expect. The flavor isn’t particularly spicy, but it has a very distinct wasabi taste to it. It coats the tongue. The spirit itself seems to be pretty solid as there’s not an overwhelmingly unpleasant taste underneath.
On the Rocks: The sweetness becomes a bit stronger, although there the heat becomes a bit more distinct. Not “spicy” per say, just has a bite.
Verdict: In a strange way… I really like it. It has a unique flavor that is unlike any other flavored vodka I’ve tried. Definitely not a “mass appeal” style of spirit, however. Only for the adventurous at heart.