Cariel Vodka is a new premium vodka from the lovable land of blond beauties, Ingmar Bergman, and indeed vodka. That’s right folks we’re talking about Sweden. With over 500 years of vodka heritage and access to the finest raw materials for producing vodka Cariel pitches itself as something of a pedigree. Cariel Batch Blended may be the best example around of both the craftsmanship and subtlety of a master vodka distiller; it dares to have flavor in a category renowned for neutrality, and uses alcohol to underpin, but never crowd, an aroma and palate unsurpassed in the vodka world.
A clean, restrained bouquet awakens interest with fennel, dried fruits and warm cereal, giving way to a delicious, rich palate with hints of sweetness, stone fruit and very faint marzipan. These full-bodied flavors are beautifully balanced. The finish is long and complex, reminiscent of ripe apricots with slight peppery notes.