“ Brand: Danzka / Type: Vodka „
Danzka Currant Vodka.
The first time I came across this was in the duty free shop in Minsk. I liked the look of the bottle. It is not actually a bottle but an aluminium flask with the words Danzka Vodka currrant written on the outside of the flask in purple writing. The design of the bottle is supposed to replicate a cocktail shaker. It looks quite classy and is quite a handy container for storing in the fridge or freezer. This vodka is aimed at the trendy set and is useful for mixing cocktails.
Danzka vodka comes from Denmark and is made from 100% Danish wheat. Although it is still made in Denmark it is owned by and marketed by Waldemar Behn GmbH (Germany). They have been producing this vodka only recently from 1989 and it can be found both in Duty free shops and some supermarkets and liquor stores. Several flavours and the original plain vodka are produced including cranberry and raspberry, grapefruit, citrus and fifty which is 50% proof.
This vodka is similar in taste to that of Absolute vodka. It is a clear, crisp and clean tasting aromatic vodka which is enthused with Blackcurrent flavours. The smell of the blackcurrant is quite strong and is very pleasant to smell. It is ideal to serve it icy cold and to drink it neat poured over ice or as a base mix for cocktails. There is very little after burn and leaves the palate nice and clean. It is not the best vodka in my opinion but it is quite pleasant tasting vodka although it is claimed to be a premium vodka.
It can be bought in 1 litre sizes from duty free outlets or in 70cl sizes in shops and supermarkets. Although I like the design and functionality of the aluminium flask its main aim is to chill the vodka and keep it cool longer it would not be my vodka of choice. It can be bought at duty free shops for around £18-£22 and for a similar price in supermarkets.
It is an ok vodka but not one I would particularly go out of my way to buy it when there are other far better vodkas on the market but then you could hardly call me young and trendy!
One of our favourite vodka brands is Danzka Vodka. I discovered Danzka vodkas for the first time when flying in and out of Copenhagen airport when we lived in Southern Sweden and then in Denmark. I picked up a gift pack which had a mini 50ml bottle of each of the four different flavoured Danzka vodkas in, they all turned out to be really nice and we've continued to buy all four of the different flavours ever since.
As the name would suggest Danzka is a Danish vodka, it's made from 100% whole-wheat Danish wheat, and it's produced and bottled in Denmark. The Danzka vodka range includes; Danzka Red (the original and unflavoured 40% ABV vodka), Danzka Fifty (a 50% ABV unflavoured vodka), and then four different flavoured versions - Citrus (lemon flavoured vodka), Grapefruit (vodka with a twist of grapefruit) CranberryRaz (vodka infused with cranberry and raspberry) and Currant (vodka with a hint of blackcurrant) - which is the flavour that I'm reviewing now.
All of the Danzka vodka varieties are sold in really funky brushed aluminium cylindrical bottles, they have a very streamlined, sophisticated and modern look, and they are very elegant and very Scandinavian looking in design. The metal bottle was designed for more than just its funky looks though, it was also designed to chill the vodka faster than a glass bottle would do.
Danzka Currant vodka is described as ''a smooth and berry flavour, characterised by the sweetness of blackcurrant''. Danzka Currant vodka is 40% ABV.
Currant is my second favourite flavour out of the four. I love blackcurrants and so it's probably no surprise that I should love this. It has a very distinct sweet and fruity blackcurrant flavour, the blackcurrant taste is unmistakeable. However it isn't too sweet or synthetic at all, it's actually quite a smooth and mellow tasting vodka with an intensely fruity yet somehow tangyingly sweet blackcurrant taste.
Danzka Currant is perfect when served chilled, either on it's own over ice if that's your preference (my husband likes it this way), or when mixed with your favourite mixer or in a cocktail. I think that it's especially nice with just diet Sprite or 7up, over ice and with a wedge of lemon in the glass. It's also nice with just soda water or tonic water as neither of these mask the blackcurrant taste, they just seem to emphasise it. If I'm pairing it with a fruit juice then I will pair it with either apple juice or cranberry juice, it's lovely mixed with either of these two fruit juices.
I very often bought a bottle of Danzka Currant when passing through Copenhagen airport, either for ourselves, or as a gift for someone. I would find that more often than not Copenhagen airport would always have some sort of offer on Danzka vodkas. I do still occasionally buy a bottle of this when I go back and visit friends. Admittedly it's not as cheap now as it used to be a few years ago, but this is due to the falling exchange rates.
Danzka Vodka is a quality premium Danish vodka that is 'Made to Chill' and the world's only vodka to be offered in an aluminum bottle. This stylish Scandinavian designed bottle chills the vodka faster than glass bottles, a major advantage to delivering the optimal cold serve.