Koskenkorva Vodka Sauna Barrel 37.5% 1,0 l
Koskenkorva Vodka Sauna Barrel from Finland boasts with notes of tar, smoke and Bourbon whiskey
Koskenkorva is not only the name of a Finnish village, but is also the birthplace of the Koskenkorva Vodka Sauna Barrel, and as its name suggests, was inspired by the smoky heat in a typical Finnish smoke sauna.
Already when opening a bottle of the exclusive Koskenkorva vodka sauna barrel a character-rich fragrance escapes, dominated by Bourbon whiskey, tar, and lots of smoke. It is already evident here that even vodka has a wide variety of facets, smells and tastes. The flavors may even be any higher than in whisky or cognac and spoil the palate with warm spices, smoky oak and nutty tones. The finish shows a light lingering of tar, nuttiness and smoke.
This Finnish Koskenkorva vodka sauna barrel rests in oak barrels, which gives it the incorruptible aroma to which this superb vodka can attest.
It appears that not just Russia and Poland have understood, internalized and implemented the craft of vodka burning, but also increasingly Scandinavian countries such as Sweden and Finland have conquered the craft.
On tasting the Koskenkorva vodka sauna barrel you will clearly understand why this vodka is not without reason one of the most popular spirits of the country.
The Finns consume the sauna barrel pure or on ice. Nevertheless, it can be noted that the Koskenkorva vodka is also perfect as an alcoholic base for trendy cocktails and long drinks. Its smoky golden amber color and strong properties let it shine in every drink and give an interesting and vigorous enjoyment.
Try a Village Martini. Add 40ml Koskenkorva vodka, 10ml lime juice, 20ml honey and half a tea spoon loose Earl Grey tea leaves into a cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Enjoy!
The Koskenkorva Vodka distillery exists since 1953 and is the most famous vodka distillery in the country as well as Finlandia vodka. The Koskenkorva vodka brand is owned by the Altia Corporation, which also comes from Finland. Koskenkorva is an actual village in western Finland where farmers have been producing this beautiful vodka for six decades. Saana and Elmari barley is exclusively used in the production of the vodka. The long summer days ensure a plentiful harvest in autumn. The purest spring water and state of the art continuous distillation results in an amazingly pure spirit.
The Koskenkorva Vodka Sauna Barrel secured a gold medal in 2016 at the International Spirits Challenge.
Conclusion of the Koskenkorva Vodka Sauna Barrel:
In conclusion, this respected Koskenkorva Vodka Sauna Barrel presents itself as a character-rich and smoky, throaty candidate in the bunch of vodka creations.
This vodka should be enjoyed pure but also makes a top figure in long drinks. Its notes of tar and Bourbon whiskey impart a recognition factor which is very seldom found in vodka!