Zorokovich 1917 Vodka

Zorokovich 1917 Vodka Zorokovich 1917 VodkaEvery brand needs a good story, so it’s no surprise that film-maker turned vodka purveyor, Dan Edelstyn, has quite a compelling yarn for the launch of Zorokovich 1917.  Apparently Dan was sparked onto a journey to re-establish a lost Ukrainian vodka empire by the discovery of his grandmother’s memoirs in 2005, which uncovered details of his family’s forgotten distillery. Originating from the frozen plains of North-Eastern Ukraine, Zorokovich uses locally sourced winter wheat and natural spring water from an artesian well for the distillation process.  The vodka itself is then oak-aged providing Zorokovich with a unique taste profile.  The resulting vodka offers a fresh nose with a soft mellow palate. The smooth finish of Zorokovich features a remarkably sweet flavour (almost strawberry like at the tip of the tongue), followed by a drying middle and underlying creamy aniseed flavours – truly one of the most moreish vodkas we’ve tried in ages. £24.99 from www.vodkaemporium.com.  More info at www.zorokovich.com