packaging: Great! Cool bottle and the blade of Bison Grass in the vodka is a nice touch.
about: (according to Bison Grass website) For centuries in eastern Poland, massive buffalo have roamed the lush and fertile fields that are full of rich flowers and “Zubrowka” or “Bison Grass,” an herb steeped in intrigue, mystique and romanticism. High Society would celebrate hunting successes with a special vodka flavored with “Bison Grass,” in belief this would yield grand power, increase stature and youthfulness which centuries later had been banned from American shores.
Distillers and chemists have been able to extract the essence from the “Bison Grass,” allowing vodka enthusiasts and cocktail aficionados to be captivated with this new aromatic vodka with a burst of freshness, bouquet of flavor on the pallet and silky smooth finish. Bak’s Bison Grass Vodka is the perfect celebratory spirit for the young stylish professional as well as the vodka connoisseur who’s looking to be enticed by authentic vodka. This revolutionary product is not your typical flavored vodka, rather a vodka rich in flavor.
my thoughts/review: For lack of a better way to describe this light green-tinted vodka, it's "grassy". Really. It is. But is also has floral and fruity notes in the finish. I find it a bit sweet, especially when mixed with mixers of the fruity variety. While it does go down fairly smooth, it is not something I will personally drink as-is (or even alone on the rocks). I do think it's a fabulous mixer, though...it seems to pair well with warm, spicy flavors. I also hear it is the perfect accompaniment to oysters.
I don't know what vodka purists would think, but I think it's a great addition to the bar.
For old school & new school cocktails, plus a look at the mixologist's diary and some food pairings, check out the Bison Grass Cocktail Library. For now, I'll leave you with this fun fall cocktail...
created by Michael Waterhouse
makes one drink
2 oz. Bison Grass
1.5 oz. Apple Cider
4 grinds Black Pepper
Shake over ice and strain into rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with an apple slice, if you like.
*I received 2 free bottles of Bison Grass Vodka to test/review. All thoughts and opinions stated in this post are 100% mine.