White Gold Vodka
Rainwater clear and pure. Smells of chalk/limestone and grain kernels in the initial sniffings; six more minutes of air contact do nothing to expand on the dry earth aromatic theme; a simple, unexceptional bouquet. The palate entry is intensely grainy, medium oily, and wheat cracker-like; at the mid palate point, a huge rush of sweet, smoky charcoal overtakes the graininess, setting up the ashy/sooty/wood smoke finish.
Russians often joke, “We eat vodka.” Since its invention, vodka has been used in Russia as a medicine, antiseptic and cosmetic remedy. Vodka used to save lives, especially during World War II, when no other antiseptic was available. It was also widely used after the Chernobyl nuclear power plant blast to clear a person's body of radioactive nuclides. And nowadays, vodka is widely used in everyday life in medicine, as a cleaning substance, for cosmetic use and in cooking.