Saaremaa Vodka (40%)

Saaremaa is product of Finnish company Altia. It’s distilled in Koskenkorva, made for barley. Diluted in Estonia for ground water pumped from 130 meters. Diluted and bottled in Tabasalu, Estonia. Saaremaa is the second best known vodka in Estonia.  

It’s neutral vodka, with hints of grain flavours. Nose have some solvent ethanol flavour, typical of Altia products. Very little sugar to soften the taste, but however it is dryish, burn is mild, nothing special on aftertaste. It’s not so much filtered than Koskenkorva or Finlandia. Nevertheless I would hope the barley taste more there. It’s the problem with Altia vodkas, they are distilled for too neutral, do not have enough character. On the label reads that it is distilled at 250 times. Compared to for example Ukraina vodkas, there are much less grain flavour so Saaremaa drops to mid-range level. Anyway, not bad, it’s easy drinking neutral vodka, good option for mixings. 

79/100 

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