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Review: Platinka Vodka

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Platinka vodka bottleBelarus: It’s not Russia.

Not any more, anyway.

Platinka is a super-premium vodka made from 100% rye and five-times distilled. The twist comes from the filtration, which is done first through charcoal and then through a platinum filter — hence both the name and the giant “Pt” elemental table block on the label.

The results are adequate to good. Light to moderate medicinal notes on the nose, with a sweet undertone. The body is clean and lightly herbal — think green savory spices, plus light notes of mushroom, pine needles, and forest floor. Lots going on, which is rather uncharacteristic of multiple distillations and a heavily-filtered spirit.

That’s all OK, but there’s a long finish here that comes across is slightly bitter, a lasting aftertaste that fans of super-clean vodkas may not thrill to. Overall, a fair vodka, and characteristic of eastern Europe. Mostly I’m just curious how they can afford platinum filters for a vodka that runs 25 bucks.

Currently available in Tennessee and Minnesota. More states coming in 2013. 80 proof.

B / $25 / platinka.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. eben spurdo July 9, 2013

    $15 for a 750ml here in Mn.50ml airline shots are $1.
    In this price tier nothing on the planet compares,my new benchmark vodka.
    Zero ill effects the next day.

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