The Vodkaphiles Review
Made in: Poland
Distributed/Imported in the US by: Nord Biata Zimna Vodka, Sobieski USA, Chatsworth,
Main raw material: Grain
Expected retail price: $ 29.00
Nord Luxury Polish Vodka exemplifies the rich tradition of fine vodka production in Poland. From its humble beginnings centuries ago, Polish vodka has evolved into one of the most carefully crafted and highly regarded spirits in the world. Our masters distillers have combined all the skill and expertise learned over 500 years with the most sophisticated modern technology to produce this super premium luxury vodka.
Here are the comments our experts shared on this vodka.
Clear, full, clean and bright appearance and texture. Nose offers notes of mineral, citrus, grain and herbs. Mouth resembles nose. It is smooth and complex but the medicinal quality is a bit offputting for me. Devoid of heat. Long finish. Love the bottle.
Very nice packaging, but the vodka does not match up. A very harsh, watery vodka that is not silky or smooth. A fine mixing vodka, but not for sipping.
The bottle gets an A plus - it's like a pet rock; I could keep it around just for fun. And a big plus - the vodka's damn good to boot.
The aroma has a bit of alcohol in it, but overall it's a very pleasant vodka. In fact, when I tasted this vodka apart from the Dolgoruky (which I really loved) it was more appealing. But when I tried it a second time, doing a close comparison between Dolgoruky and Nord, the Nord paled a bit. The bottle is charming, even though its shape is not traditional.
A good vodka, clear and clean. Flowery.
Cocoa powder, malt, mineral, soft custard-like essence with some red fruits and blossom. Pretty, creamy texture, subtle yet focused with roasted grain, vanilla, some stone fruits, and refined spice. A well crafted smooth drink. While attractive and eye catching, I found it clumsy due to its large circumference. Difficult to hold. Pourer much better than others in previous reviews.
Our vodka experts are dispersed around the country, tasting the very best vodkas. We do not gather together in one place, engage in Groupthink, and otherwise influence one another's opinions. Each expert has their own tastes, preferences and quirks (but we share a tasting methodology). We feel all of this contributes to more interesting, honest results.
It is worth noting that, in our scoring, we use the full 100 point scale, not just the top 10 or 20 points of it. We don't believe in grade inflation, and we consider a score of 80 or above to be the mark of a fine vodka. The final scores tallied above are the average scores of our seven vodka experts from around the country.