ZYR Russian Vodka Review

Super Smooth Russian Vodka at Its Best

Zyr Russian Vodka
Zyr Russian Vodka is a fantastic vodka that is super smooth. Drink it straight or mix it up, it's all good. Photo © Zyr Russian Vodka

Zyr Vodka is a Russian grain-based vodka that is one of the smoothest, finely-crafted spirits I've had and it is one that vodka connoisseurs can appreciate to the fullest.

This vodka has a well-defined theory behind it and it is one that obviously works. It is based on a 9-5-3 formula: nine-step filtration, five distillations and three tastings ensure consistent, pure quality in every bottle. The formula seems to work and the result is an impressive vodka worthy of drinking any way you like.

Winter wheat and rye grown near Moscow form the background of Zyr and give it a very earthy nuance. The fermented grains are distilled five times then combined with water, which has already been filtered five times. Once the distillate and water are married, the vodka takes four more trips through a variety of filters to remove all of the impurities. The last step in producing Zyr is a rigorous, three-stage tasting process just to make sure that everything tastes as it should before it is bottled.

Enjoy Zyr Vodka

Zyr is versatile enough to drink however one chooses. The bottle recommends it neat and because this vodka is so smooth and earthy, this suggestion is a good one. The thick glass of the bottle helps the vodka chill quickly and perfectly if it's placed in the freezer for a few minutes.

One really cannot go wrong with this vodka in cocktails, either. If you're looking for one of the smoothest Vodka Martinis, Zyr is a great choice and it will enhance any other vodka cocktail, turning it into a spectacular drink.

Tasting Notes

Zyr holds the aroma of clean, fresh cut grain. The entry is superiorly smooth and leads to a very clean, fresh palate in which the grain background is continued. It finishes short and clean with an ever-so-slight sweetness.

About Zyr Vodka

  • Russian vodka distilled from wheat and rye.
  • Distilled 5 times, filtered 9 times.
  • Imported by Symphony Importers, Manhasset, New York
  • 40% alc/vol (80 proof)
  • Released in 2003
  • Visit the Zyr Website

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