Aroma: Soft and nice floral-citrus aroma. Slight feeling of green apples. Taste: Soft and rich, with hints of spice. Aftertaste: Pleasant short finish with a taste of softspice, notes of rye bread and green apples (personally I also get a small hint of natural liquorice). Staritsky Levitsky Reserve Vodka is produced in Ukrainian Precarpathia – a region known for the purity and richness of its nature and environment. The spring water used during the production process is enriched by quartz, which adds to the deliberate smoothness of the vodka. They only use spirit made of the best Ukrainian grains (predominantly a rye based cereal mash), which are harvested from the ‘black earth’, arguably the best agricultural soil in the world. The combination of the richness of this ‘black earth’, the purity of the Carpathian countryside and Ukrainian’s century old vodka distillery traditions, results in an authentic and unique premium vodka experience.