Review: Akvinta Vodka

Review: Akvinta Vodka

akvinta vodka

Every new vodka that comes out these days has a gimmick (how could it not?), and Akvinta’s — which hails from the sunny shores of Croatia, which the company says earns it the moniker of the Mediterranean’s first luxury vodka — is this: It’s triple distilled and filtered five times, five different ways: Through charcoal, marble, silver, gold, and platinum.


Sounds like a waste of precious metals to me, but hey, maybe the proof is in the bottle.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Akvinta is a pretty staid vodka. With a forceful medicinal character, this spirit, distilled from Italian wheat, doesn’t venture far from the beaten path. A touch of sweetness on the entry is present through to the finish, but it’s overpowered by the astringency of the vodka. Additional notes — some herbal character perhaps — are fleeting at best.

In any event, it sure doesn’t taste like platinum.

80 proof.

B- / $34

Akvinta Vodka




Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.


  1. Heathersmist on April 28, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    I like to sip my vodka. Yet. I agree, most definitely “alcohol” on the palate and astringent in the nose…overpowering any flavor other than a hint of sweetness as it burns down your throat. Too bad, really wanted to like it as much as the specialist seller sold it.

  2. Fred on November 2, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    I guess I’m not a very sophisticated drinker. I like it. Yes, it’s got a strong alc aroma and all. Can’t argue there. But I genuinely like this stuff… so much so that the bottle is fast disappearing and I’m trying to decide how many to buy at once next time so I don’t run out. I like the very subtle flavor and the coolness in my mouth. Very smooth on the tongue and yes, a warm glow going down the throat but this ain’t bottled water we’re drinking. A very refreshing break from all the pretentious scotch I’ve tried and a summer of Tanq and Tonic. I will keep it in stock.

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