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Capital Wine & Spirit International, the London-based company now run by the fifth generation of the Sklar family, knows the world of strong alcohols inside out. In August 2000, it launched a vodka that was highly acclaimed for its powerful 88% alcohol content. Balkan 176 vodka is made from high quality grains (5 cereals) harvested in the mountains of Serbia. The production phase takes place in Poland, in small quantities, in an artisanal way, with triple distillation and at all stages of production, a requirement of excellence without concession. Coming from the East of the European continent, Balkan 176 is surely the most powerful vodka available on the British market.
Naturally, it is not intended to be drunk neat, although a sample can be tasted to see that beyond its exceptional strength, Balkan 176 vodka is strikingly fine and reaches a surprisingly high aromatic level. The packaging contains no less than thirteen health warnings to reason with the unwary consumer.
176 Balkan Vodka will reach its full potential when mixed with fruit juices or tonic water and above all when dynamizing many cocktails. Some mixology specialists have described Balkan 176 Vodka as "supercharger ", which says enough about the strength of its energy.
Description of Balkan Vodka 176
Balkan Vodka 176
- Colour: Balkan Vodka 176 has the clear, transparent appearance of a classic vodka.
- Aroma: Classic odourless nature, with a strong alcoholic essence.
- Taste: Smooth on the mouth, with the fiery aftertaste characteristic of vodka.
COUNTRY: Balkan Mountains, Serbia.
PRODUCTION DETAILS: From the Balkan Mountains comes this triple-distilled, deluxe vodka, produced from the finest grain. Balkan Vodka 176 is a super strength vodka, leading the market at an ABV of 88%. Handcrafted in small batches in Serbia and imported from Bulgaria, this vodka has become widely popular, particularly in South America, in part thanks to the smoothness of its taste despite the high alcoholic content. But do not be fooled, a single shot is enough to dull your senses till the very next day. In fact, the vintage label printed on this bottle comes with thirteen different health warnings, including one in Braille! The unexpected smooth flavour and quality of this liquor is a true testament of the distillation skill and dedication of the craftsmen entrusted with this task. But for the vodka fanatics around the world, this is the perfect drink to be used in cocktail recipes, or to be enjoyed with a splash of citrus juice. A true vodka for the fans of the genuine.