Infused Vodka - Herbs/Essences

ZU Zubrówka Bison Grass Vodka

From: Poland Liquor Review Category: Herbs/Essences Infused Vodka

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ZU Zubrowka Bison Grass vodka is another entry into the traditional, herbal infused, Eastern European vodka. This particular expression is made from a base of rye grain and then . This particular expression presents as a pale yellow rather than the more customary green.

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This bottle has 4 ratings and 4 reviews.
Nik85C Nik85C (1)
Rating: 2.0 (2014-02-17)
Tastes gawd awful! This made me sick afterward, hubby didn't like it either. Can NOT figure out what this mixes well with, if anything. Has a cinnamon-y, off flavor. Thought this world be more herbal, vegetal in flavor but it is spiced, cloying and heavy. Blegh!!
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Therion Therion (19)
Rating: 5.0 (2013-01-31)
Has a strong grassy smell and grassy taste to it. You might think this wouldn't be appealing and it can be quite strong if mixed poorly or used straight, but when combined with apple juice it is one of the nicest drinks I've had the pleasure of tasting. Definitely a unique vodka and definitely worth stocking.
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chrisparypa chrisparypa (1)
Rating: 5.0 (2012-03-06)
Thi is very specyfic vodka. It is something what you probaby didn't teasted before. Zubrowka is a Polish Vodka made exclusively in ONE REGION of Poland called PODLASIE. Im not sure but I think that Name Zubrowka is not protected and avialable to anyone whos creating vodka with Bison Grass, however original Vodka is made only in this one specific region and is a traditional Regional Vodka. This is a vodka with huge traditions, and history. It is called Hunters Water, and is a part od traditional Before and after winter hunting meeting. Hunters getting together before the hunt and seting up everything, praying for safety and for good luck drikn shot of Zubrowka, after Hunting its simillar they getting together, bone fire, they thank you for safety and good or bad hunting and drink shot of Zubrowka. Zubrowka has taste not very related to vodka, however is called vedka because is based on Vodka. The only difference is that little piece of grass inside, however that piece of grass is giving very specyfic taste and this is one of the kind taste, little sweet, specific scent something really one of the kinde. This grass is a grass from Natural Forests called Puszcza Bialowieska, used to be the only place in the world where wild European Bisons had their habitat. Probably now every single European Bison in the world had his roots in this famous Forest. Bisons love to eat that grass and thats why is called Bison Grass. To creat your own Zubrowka all you need is Vodka and Bison Grass, vodka no problem however Bison grass is not easy to get anywhere in the world except that one small region of Poland, You can buy dry Bison Grass for $1 per few ounces pack which is about 20 pieces of Grass. for 0.5 L of Vodka you need about 1 piece. You dip grass and wait a couple months, vodka is getting grinish color and the famous taste.... Bison Grass is also well known cherb used in traditional medicine. REMEBER: THE ONLY WAY TO DRINK BISON GRASS VODKA IS: APPLE JUICE AND BISON GRASS VODKA DO NOT TRY TO DRINK THIS VODKA STRAIGHT. This is very specific taste and 99% is not enjoing this taste drinking Bison Vodka straight or on Rocks. POLISH TRADITIONAL DRINK IS: HAL PART OF BISON GRASS VODKA AND HALF PART APPLE JUICE, BOTH INGRIDIENTS SHOULD BE WELL CHILLED AND SERVE IN BIG GLASS AS A COCTAIL. DRINK IS CALLED "APPLE PIE". there is no other way to drink this vodka and do not try to dirnk with anything else because its like eating sushi with ketchup and mustard :)
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bpbeam bpbeam (8)
Rating: 3.0 (2010-07-06)
Good taste, although I can't really identify what it is. I liked it. Tough to rate from a personal perspective, tasted it neat, not sure what to mix it with.
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