Product Type: Absolut Company Vodka
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Bursting with blackcurrants
Absolut Kurant Vodka
Member Name: Ninski1
Absolut Kurant Vodka
Advantages: Taste full of blackcurrant
Disadvantages: Too much will get you drunk!
Absolut Kurant Vodka is part of the Absoult Vodka range and is 40% abv (80% proof). The Vodka comes in a clear glass bottle with deep purple writing on the bottle indicating that the vodka is imported and that Absolut have been blending and producing vodka since 1879. Absolut Kurant in made from natural ingredients and real blackcurrant, rather that flavouring as with other products on the markets. The vodka does not contain any added sugar.
Absolut Kurant in available in supermarkets and off-licenses and a 70cl bottle can be purchased from Amazon for £16.19 plus £4.99 p & p (October 2012).
The Vodka is not blackberry coloured, which is clear from the looking at the bottle, which I find a little disappointing, but then that would probably alter the way it tastes as they would need to add a colour to the vodka. The vodka is smooth to taste, has a nice warming, fruity finish and unlike some cheaper vodkas does not taste unnatural or of chemicals, the use of real blackcurrants really does make the vodka pleasant to drink, on its own over ice and if added to a mixer, I usually just use a diet lemonade, it adds a nice addition to the drink, plus it makes it longer. When consumed neat the vodka is good to drink and it does not leave a nasty after taste or make you feel like you are drinking neat alcohol.
The vodka smells full of blackcurrant and is very fruity on the nose, it has very strong aroma that just makes you want to drink it, but the strength of the aroma does not impair the overall flavour and as you drink it you are treated to warm berry flavours that warm you up inside on a cold day and make to feel a little light headed if consumed in large quantities.
Overall, if you like vodka I would recommend giving this a try, it's a nice twist on a pretty well known brand, it mixes well and can be used in all the usual ways, such as drinking it neat, adding to a mixer or in a cocktail. The price is fairly reflective of other similar brands and the bottle looks good too.
Summary: Great tasting fruity vodka, without the burn
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