Vodka Belvedere tasting note: review, price and the cocktails to do
It is difficult to talk about Belvedere vodka without falling into clichés. It is so famous and iconic that it has now become a status symbol, more than a simple bottle full of fermented rye distillate. It has become a luxurious elixir to be exhibited in a disco like a trophy.
But apart from the glittering reputation, the brand, the marketing, and the cool logo are Belvedere vodka good or not?
Let’s say that among the most popular vodkas at the moment is the most discreet, we don’t want to say tasteless but almost. But as any vodka enthusiast knows, vodka is the quintessence of aromatic discretion. It is balanced but does not have much character, but the alcoholic strength is there.
Belvedere vodka comes from the best polish rye, which is mashed, washed and then ferment and is distilled for 4 times to remove all impurities, but also many flavors, inevitably.
What amazes of Belvedere vodka is a touch that we could define nut-almond, nothing more. It’s delicate, well made, but you will hardly drink it neat unless you are a Siberian wolf hunter.
Let’s be clear, Belvedere vodka is good for making cocktails, but it does not have the depth or even the slightest aromatic appeal to be drunk as a solo drink. If you want to burn your throat with alcohol, ok, go on, but on a scale from 0 to 10, the flavor is 3.
Belvedere vodka bouquet
A few, but well-defined aromas: hazelnuts, walnuts, pepper, a string of pepper and vanilla, a trace that suggests a quick passage in wood.
What does Belvedere vodka taste like?
In the mouth, it is warm, round, fairly soft, with vertical heat developing starting at the tip of the tongue and then levitating on the palate. It is not bad, but it fails to involve much, given the lack of aromatic progression. Slight peppery finish.
Belvedere vodka price
And here comes one of the few positive notes about Belvedere vodka: you can buy this famous vodka for 33-35 euros. An acceptable price all in all, less than the Gray Goose vodka, with which it shares the insipidity.
Cocktails to do with Belvedere vodka
In conclusion, Belvedere vodka is promoted, discreet, not too bad, however the honest cost positions it among our first choices, if it comes to making cocktails.