A well made vodka that uses an unusual mix of ingredients yielding a smooth taste. Also, 100 % of Javelin’s sale supports an excellent cause.
An outstanding way to continue to drink vodka and not only not support Russian aggression but fight it!
Notes: Javelin Vodka, is named after a new Ukrainian Saint, Saint Javelin, a tongue-in-cheek reference to the Javelin Antitank Missile
!00 % of the proceeds of the sale of the vodka goes to the Ukrainian people to help their struggle – so it is certainly a worthwhile cause, and you get some vodka out of it. Sounds like a win-win situation to me!
Appearance: Clear, No Floaters or bits of any kind, and a completely homogenous blend of both grain and grape spirit ( this can be a challenge at times) Nicely done! Leaves a thin, slightly oily coat on the glass on swirling, with droplets on the edgeline and thin legs.
First Impression: wow
Taste: Decent viscosity at room temperature with slight drying entry, a subtlety sweet oily entry with a little bite at the back end, and pleasant drying with a touch of sweetness
Drinks: Works well in all the vodka cocktails we tried. A bit on the sweet side but reasonably complex, so it adds more depth and complexity than some .
Bottle: Pretty much a standard clear tall cylindrical bottle with rounded shoulders – nothing fancy, but it keeps the price reasonable and shows the clarity and purity of the vodka well. Clear plastic applique label in the front and paper label with links to Ukraine aid on the back.
Other: As usual, we tested/reviewed the vodka at room temperature. It is a great way to appreciate a vodka and also uncover its faults. If you can enjoy and appreciate a vodka ( or any other spirit really) at room temperature, you will enjoy it even more at its proper serving temperature ( cold OR hot). If you chilled benzene down cold enough, you could drink that too ( Not Recommended!! ) room temperature in a decent glass is a good way to taste vodka for maximum information.
Final Thoughts: Neutral Grain and Grape spirit/eau de vie makes for a lighter body yet balanced and complex vodka. Certainly more than the sum of its parts and certainly more than the individual components on their own as a vodka. A well-done and considered blend yielding a complex vodka palette of taste. Most importantly ( beyond the fact it is a good vodka) is that 100% of the proceeds go to the people of Ukraine and their struggle. So not only are you helping an oppressed people and support a good cause, you can feel good knowing all the money is going to a good cause and not a Russian Oligarch !k
A somewhat minimalist website but has good links to Ukrainian Charities such as Razom