Well its been a little while since we’ve reviewed a new vodka on our blog so its time for a bit of catch up!
Looking through the recent releases in the UK in the last few months we thought that we’d try the Canadian produced Iceberg Vodka. Looking at the detail on the home site of Iceberg we were looking forward to cracking open a bottle. 12000 year old naturally pure iceberg water. High quality control resulting in an ultra smooth vodka. What wasnt there to look forward to?
The bottle is quite unique with it looking like a small iceberg itself with its jagged face. This is as good as it gets in all honesty. Upon opening it soon became clear that this may well not be the quality vodka we were expecting. The smell was, well reminiscent of paint stripper, so not looking good.
On tasting Iceberg it wasnt as awful as I was expecting, quite a neutral taste with a hint of pepper but nothing to differ from other mass-produced vodkas that line the supermarket shelves. I would say that this vodka is distinctly average and in the Uk with a price pushing £25.00 this is certainly not an average price. This is when you realise that we’re meant to be sampling an Ultra Premium vodka from Newfoundland in Canada. That is when disappointment sets in.
So what do we think overall? well this certainly isn’t a dreadful drink but again this isn’t the high quality liquid that it’s pushed as. It isn’t offensive but the price is! Only try this if you want something different from Smirnoff or Absolut and don’t mind paying a premium for that pleasure.
Looking at our other new products we’re hoping for better luck next time!