Grasovka was released into the UK at the tail end of last year, capitalizing on the bison vodka market. As any brand who wishes to be a part of the vodka trend, you have to stand out as unique, otherwise you fall into oblivion and end up being part of the forgotten depths.
The category of bison grass vodka has essentially been around since the 16th century, and Grasovka uses the grass as its base. The bison grass plant itself grows in bunches within the clearings of the woods situated in the national park of Bialowieza, on the border of Poland and Belarus. It is here that wild bison thrive, ultimately a rare site in Europe. Grasovka use the bison grass plant to naturally flavour the traditional Polish vodka, meaning that no artificial colours or additives are used.
So how does it fare? Well below, I give to you my tasting notes –
Grasovka – 40%
Light grass scents on the nose, clean and fresh, producing a long aroma. The palate is also light, but develops the flavour of the bison grass over sips. Enjoyable.
Not a bad variation at all, especially when mixed within its signature offering –
50 ml Grasovka
150 ml Cloudy apple juice
Pour Grasovka into a glass filled with ice and top up with apple juice. Garnish with an apple slice.
Simple, yet refreshing. Bison grass vodka is becoming well-known in the UK, and with names such as Grasovka mixing with the likes of Zubrowka and Davna, the category is proving to be a successful one to enjoy. Pick up a bottle this summer.
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