Review – Tamova Vodka
Distilled four times and “multiple filtered” and hailing from somewhere it might be best not to ask about (in the UK we are told it comes from Poland but in Australia it is apparently locally made) comes this basic offering from Aldi. Like many of their brands it picked itself up an IWSC medal a in 2011, which given the number they give out means you can at least be confident it isn’t terrible.
Neat: As with the aroma, soft, perhaps surprisingly so give its price-point. A slightly sweet and fluffy mouthfeel which is generally clean, but a little oily offers just a hint of grass. Again, neutral and inoffensive but a touch watery at 37.5% without much flavour to compensate.
Mixing: This is not a vodka that is trying to wow with it’s bold medley of flavours, but it does what many will want from a vodka in that is offers an inoffensive way to add some alcohol, and barely notice you’ve done so in the process. From the dry-toast equivalent in the drinking world of vodka soda, through to the simple combination with fruit juice, or even the slightly more interesting French Martini, this vodka is happy in all. Be sure to combine with other bold flavours though, this isn’t a vodka to get all showy with in a Kangaroo Cocktail or the like, this is a vodka to be used unashamedly in an Upside-Down Raspberry Cheesecake or Banoffee Martini.
Tamova Vodka is a middle-of-the-road neutral vodka which won’t incite excitement, but nor does it offend. For a boozy kick without any flavour, it does the job.
Tamova Vodka is available to buy from Aldi.
★: Terrible, only drink for a dare.
★★: Meh, not undrinkable but best left alone.
★★★: Reasonable, middle of the road.
★★★★: Tasty stuff, well worth seeking out.
★★★★★: Incredible, booze doesn’t get better than this. You need a bottle in your life.