Don’t get us wrong — SVEDKA is not a bad vodka. We got a fifth at a Washington, DC liquor store for about $21. We enjoyed it, but we were a little disappointed.
SVEDKA did not have any of the yummy vodka notes (think good potato vodka), nor was it uber clean (think KETEL ONE). It showed a mild mineral note, and perhaps a hint of citrus. (That’s good.) It also exhibited a slightly metallic flavor. (That’s bad.)
We tried to figure out what fermentables were used to produce this SVEDKA but the super slick http://www.Svedka.com/ provided no information. (Come on, guys, at least show us a photograph of the distillery!)
So, we deem SVEDKA passable and we’d even consider buying another bottle in a pinch. (Rating***)