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Review: Pravda Vodka


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Regularly marketed as ultra-luxe and advertised as besting every major brand in vodka tastings, Pravda is a Polish spirit, distilled five times from rye and bottled at 80 proof.

It shares a lot of the characteristics of other rye vodkas, but Pravda is smoother than most and bears a stronger citrus flavor up front that I had expected. It does carry that moderate, rubbing alcohol aftertaste, though. It isn’t unpleasant, but it’s better in cocktails than as a sipper.

Amusingly, Pravda also comes with a big plastic jewel embedded in the bottle, one which wouldn’t be out of place in my daughter’s collection of Cinderella dress-up junk.

80 proof.

B+ / $28 / pravdavodka.com

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Christopher Null

Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content company.

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  1. Selena Scott April 19, 2009

    Would you have an email address for Pravda Vodka. There does not seem to be one on the website

  2. Christopher Null April 19, 2009

    Sorry, don’t have one!

  3. Liz Fontaine May 3, 2009

    As a long-time and devoted Pravda customer, I kept admiring the violet cut glass madallion on the bottle. Then I decided that it could make lovely jewelry and chiseled two of them off of bottles I had purchased. By attaching “clips” to them, I have created a lovely pair of earrings which I look forward to wearing soon and often. Too bad I had not already done so, but will again soon in order to create a matching necklace. My situation is special, as I am not only a devoted Pravda fan, but also a male cross dresser.

    Hugs, Liz

  4. Brian January 21, 2010

    I recently went to my son’s wedding in Holland where he married a beautiful Polish girl. A large contingent of her Polish family also attended. Unfortunately, I do not speak Polish and most of them did not speak English. Fortunately my son speaks Polish and his new wife speaks excellent Engish. The Vodka of choice for the bachelor party was Pravda. Shots was the chosen drinking activity. A smoother vodka I had not enjoyed previously to this event. Seven bottles of Pravda were enjoyed by 9 of us. A good time was had by all and if my next day experience is typical post Pravda, then I highly recommend it. No headache, no hangover and no stomach or intestinal distress. I have not as yet found it in my home town of Kansas City but will continue to search. Thank you for the opportunity to share my experience.

  5. Trevor Costa August 8, 2010

    Not only the does this vodka satisfy, but it massages the taste buds with a distinct but yet traditional vodka flavor that you could only get from Pravda. A+ in my book. Anything less would quite frankly, be an insult.

  6. Anonymous September 5, 2010

    Very smooth. I recommend with vermouth for a 1A martini…oh yes with olives

  7. Matt Keib March 9, 2012

    Hello everyone!
    Unlike I usually do, I have purchased this Vodka before reading any review about it.
    Although I have to admit that your comments pretty much cheered me up, since this Vodka seem to be a actual premium one and not just another of those who claim to be good ones.
    I’ll tell you about it when I get my hands (I’d say my palate) on it tomorrow .

  8. Matt Keib March 9, 2012

    Now I wonder, and this has absolutely nothing to do with vodka… Why in hell is my Battlefield 3 avatar being so blatantly displayed on this site that by the way has absolutely nothing to do with EA games!?
    Okay I know EA and this site share ”Gravatar”, don’t they Admin?

  9. Bronson June 14, 2012

    Willingly, i drank this. It was good. Good as negroes.

  10. “Big gaudy plastic jewel”. Yeah must be gaudy because it is not WASP. Anything Eastern Europe HAS to be gaudy.
    If I got a penny every time some smug Anglo Sax had said it to me I’d be rich.

    1. Christopher Null July 12, 2015

      I never said “gaudy” but I think it’s funny (and telling) that you added it to my commentary…

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