Pravda Vodka is a luxury vodka from Poland now available in America for the first time in limited quantities. Dating back to 1743, Pravda is made near the Carpathian Mountains in Southern Poland. It is made in small batches under the strict guidance of sixth generation master distiller Aleksandra Kulak. Pravda Vodka encompasses the best of each element of production. The ingredients found in Bielsko-Biala are simply the finest in the world. The Carpathian Mountains produce the purest spring water. The Wielkopolska fields of sweet, late-harvest rye are untreated and natural, giving a softer, mellower taste. Pravda is made with a unique five-step distillation process.
Not much happens in the initial minutes of nosing; more air contact helps in releasing supplementary aromas of black pepper and cardamom. Palate entry taste shows minor league cereal grain spice (rye) and a welcome flash of spirity warmth; at midpalate, this vodka displays some grip and character in the forms of oily texture and the piquant, spicy graininess. Aftertaste hangs its hat on the spicy, rye-grain flavor that dominates at the tail end.