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World Vodka Awards 2017

Winners

Best Pure Neutral

Best Pure Neutral
Category Winner
Nemiroff Premium De Luxe
Ukraine

"A round tone on the nose. Good weight and structure. Complex green characters and straw on the finish."
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Canada

Category Winner
Category WinnerCanada One Artisan VodkaCanada
"Prominent green stalky nose with an almost agave-like character. Plenty of grainy interest on the nose with a whiff of talc and cream soda. Plenty of flavour here. Good weight."

Italy

Category Winner
Category WinnerCollesi VodkaItaly
"Beautiful chocolate notes, then some cereal and grain notes. Well-rounded mouthfeel and balanced in character. Quite pronounced finish."

Lithuania

Category Winner
Category WinnerRussian Courage Pure Grain VodkaLithuania
"Neutral. Good weight and texture. Gentle, creamy meringue aromas. Clean. Bright and clear on the palate in mouthwatering style. Finishes quite long with light suggestions of cranberry. Does what it says."

Netherlands

Category Winner
Category WinnerEsbjærg Vodka Copper EditionNetherlands
"A gently perfumed nose. Lovely and clear to taste, even weight and flavour balance with great length too. Alcohol in very good proportion and an enlivening zest to the finish. Good aperitif vodka."

New Zealand

Category Winner
Category WinnerBlue Duck Rare VodkaNew Zealand
"High-toned, clean nose, a bit shy. But good energy on the palate with a tightly wound feel to it. Unravels its secrets slowly, but lasts well on the palate and finish. Clean too."

Poland

Category Winner
Category WinnerPoniatowski Vodka ExquisitePoland
"Round with good depth on the nose. A good full palate with a tiny liquorice tone. A rich texture and red apple note. Nose is very shy, but very clean too with a touch of cream soda sweetness. On the palate, the heat of alcohol hits first, and it’s a bit prickly at the back."

Russian Federation

Category Winner
Category WinnerCZAR'S ORIGINAL Russian Federation
"Fresh, appealing nose with slight grainy hints. Rounded and well-structured, quite big and full with a warm glow of alcohol on the back-palate. Good, clean, uncomplicated, but confident and stylish. Smooth and subtle on the nose. Very clean, linear. Not hugely complex, but well made. Easy to drink – mellow and with a thick character. Fine neutrality."

United Kingdom

Category Winner
Category WinnerSlingsby Pure Grain VodkaUnited Kingdom
"Very clean on the nose with soft cream soda notes and grain hints in support. Palate is very clean and fresh, with a prickle of alcoholic warmth that persists on the mid-palate. Bright crisp aromas. Smooth and elegant in texture. Notes of complexity with gentle citrus spice on the finish. Very well balanced. An excellent example of vodka with a delightful, luxurious texture and good neutrality that makes it easy to sip."

United States

Category Winner
Category WinnerCruz Vintage Black VodkaUnited States
"Clean and light, fresh nose. Very smooth with a sumptuous texture and good weight. A well-balanced long finish. Subtle, very clean, with a rapier-like attack that’s well balanced across the palate, if never explosive."