Blavod

5 StarStarStarStarStar

Blavod is a 40% ABV vodka from England. The vodka is produced by The Original Black Vodka Co LTD and imported by The Original Black Vodka Co LTD. The quality is considered to be amazing. The average price is around $34.99 per 750mL. Rated 5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews.

The bottle states the following:

Distilled in England. Premium vodka with natural flavor and certified colors. Enjoy Blavod. Black Martini – Shaken not stirred. Black Eye – A straight shot. Black Ice – on the rocks. Because the night is more fun than the day.

Blavod Vodka Review

5 StarStarStarStarStar

Blavod is the black vodka. Get it? BlackVodka? I thought so. I heard about Blavod from my friend Jeremy. He heard about it on the Internet. Since we were in Alabama, there was little chance of us getting it. Eventually, I was able to procure a bottle. It seemed like the a cool, goth vodka.

From what I’ve read, Blavod is black because it has and herb called Black Catechu, which is apparently a Burmese tree. However, the “certified colors” on the label makes me wonder. According to the Blavod site, the herb apparently adds no flavor or smell.

Unfortunately, there is no information that I could find about what it’s made of, how many times it’s distilled, or how it’s filtered.

The Shot

Blavod has some very interesting flavors. It’s very difficult to place because there is both sweet and bitter, and seem to augment one another to create a really nice, palatable flavor. Of course, it’s totally cool to be sucking down a black liquid. I love the flavor of Blavod. It’s an excellent shooter. I don’t believe that the Black Catechu adds no flavor. I’ve never tasted a vodka that tastes like Blavod.

The Mixed Drink

The greatest thing about Blavod cocktails is that it turns everything a funny color. The novelty is undeniable. If you want some fun drinks on Halloween, this is the vodka to do it.

I mixed Blavod with High Pulp Simply Orange. It makes an olive green mix, with tons of funky chunks in it. Blavod is a bit bitter in the orange juice, but it is an interesting bitter rather than an off-putting bitter.

Opinions

Erin loved Blavod with POM pomegranate juice. She said the pomegranate juice goes well with the vodka, and masks the flavor well.

I think Blavod is wonderful. Not only is it novel, it tastes great. If you can find Blavod, pick up a bottle. It’s worth every penny. My only complaint about Blavod is that their website is pretty terrible. So, Blavod guys, if you need a website, I’d be willing to do it for a case of your product.

Rated 5 out of 5.

Robert Brodrecht

  • Blavod Vodka Review By kathrynthomas

    5 *****

    i like the stuff. you already know that. quick question. where can it be purchased in the great state of alabama and price range? i’ve got someone liking my bottle… :)

    kathrynthomas

    Reply

    • Blavod Vodka Review By Robert

      Unfortunately, they stopped selling it in the ABC Stores to consumers. You can buy it in bulk or hunt for it at local shops.

      Reply

  • Blavod Vodka Review By taffyg2003

    No Rating

    I have seen this vodka on the shelves numerous times, but have always passed over it for a more traditional and trusted vodka. Eventually I will try a bottle. I am not sure if I will be able to get beyond the switch to a black martini, however. ;)

    taffyg2003

    Reply

    • Blavod Vodka Review By Robert

      @taffy I’m not saying it is the best vodka. I haven’t had Blavod in over a year, but it is/was a good vodka and it is REALLY fun to drink. A Blavod screwdriver is an awesome start. It’s dark green — though just as tasty as a normal screwdriver — and makes everyone feel a little off center. I’d suggest trying a shot (at home or at a bar) to see how normal it is, then advancing to cocktails.

      Reply

      • Blavod Vodka Review By taffyg2003

        @Robert, thanks for your advice and recommendations. I will post when I’ve finally gotten a chance to try this exotic vodka.

        Reply

        • Blavod Vodka Review By taffyg2003

          @Robert, I took the cheap road this time, and purchased a 1.75 L bottle of Sobieski for my “freezer” martini vodka. I think that I will finally pick up a fifth of Blavod for my next. A black martini should look pretty cool.

          Reply

          • Blavod Vodka Review By Robert

            @taffyg get some OJ, too. The screwdriver is really fun looking ;)

  • Blavod Vodka Review By era_02_1983

    No Rating

    Finally got a bottle of Blavod a week or so ago. Thought i would be forced to order it online, but I was able to find it in a small (But nicely stocked) spirit store. While I’ve tasted it luke warm, I will be doing an official tasting of it chilled this weekend with my wife. It was $34.99 and comes with a nifty bottle jacket.

    era_02_1983

    Reply

    • Blavod Vodka Review By taffyg2003

      @era 02 1983, did you finally taste the vodka chilled?

      Reply

  • Blavod Vodka Review By Liquor man

    No Rating

    yuk! for $30 I would get three olive, or gray goose!

    Liquor man

    Reply

Post Your Review

Name and e-mail are required. Your e-mail will not be published. Be nice! We delete mean stuff.

Rating