GSN Review: Koskenkorva VodkaEdit Post
Contributed by on Oct 05, 2017
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Koskenkorva is the only globally known vodka named after the village where it is made. It’s a community known for its authenticity and dedication, and the Koskenkorva farmers have been the backbone of the brand since 1953. The distillery, located in Koskenkorva village, features its own bioenergy power plant, which has helped reduce the Koskenkorva plant’s carbon dioxide emissions by 50% and increased its self-sufficiency in terms of fuel by over 60%.
Finland has a short and intensive growing season. During the summer months, the sun does not completely set. These conditions make the quality of barley ideal for producing an outstanding vodka. Locally sourced barley comes from within a 120 mile radius from the distillery, and with the help of pure water and a continuous distillation process, Koskenkorva is now available in almost 30 countries.
Koskenkorva Vodka (80 proof)
Nose: Sweet, clean minerality with lively hints of mint and cracked pepper.
Taste: Beautifully smooth entry, with no rough edges. After a few seconds, a deep and complex portfolio of minerals presents itself with a dry and rich heft.
Finish: Medium long with the slate-like notes carrying on for quite some time.
Overall: A beautiful vodka that has life. So many vodkas are over-distilled. Koskenkorva has a traditional flavor, but without the burn one might expect.
GSN Rating: A-
For more information go to: Koskenkorva
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