In 1872, Earl Grigory Stroganoff opened a distillery in the town of Podolia in Nemyriv, Ukraine. In 1992 Nemiroff, the first in Ukraine joint venture for the production of alcoholic products, was created on the basis of the distillery in Nemyriv. The vodka is produced at two factories in the city of Nemyriv.
The natural water purity, that defines the taste of vodka, is a unique advantage of Nemiroff. The artesian water is filtered by minerals, which are more than 540 million years old, drawn from deep sources, which are protected from external influences by a granite slab.
Nemiroff makes several styles of vodka, both regular and flavored. GSN received these two with spiffy new bottles for the US market.
Nemiroff Vodka (80 proof)
Nose: Fresh, clean, rainwater.
Taste: Very smooth with a lot of minerality, nice body and a dry, crispness. Quite a bit of character and zero sweetness.
Finish: Medium with a semi-chalky finish on the palate.
Overall: A bargain and not only a fine sipper, but a great in vodka forward cocktails such as a Kangaroo.
GSN Rating: A
Nemiroff Honey Pepper Vodka (80 proof)
Visual: Pale yellow.
Nose: Mild honey and dried grassy herbs.
Taste: Mild spice heat and just a touch of honey flavor. The main taste is of a herb blend that is reminiscent of buffalo grass, but not overwhelmingly so. If you’re thinking that this will be sweet & hot, you’d be wrong. It’s just right.
Finish: Medium long, with more of the minerals coming through.
Overall: A tasty flavored vodka that has enough kick (80 proof) to stand well on its own, plus give bartenders a new toy to play with when creating an original cocktail.
GSN Rating: A
For more information go to: Nemiroff Vodka