03 Jun 2013 Monday

World Famous Cigar Bar in Ft Myers Welcomes Exclusiv Vodka

Beverage Underground and the World Famous Cigar Bar in Ft Myers Florida invite area Vodka lovers to a Tasting and Testimonial for Exclusiv Vodka.

Beverage Underground will introduce Exclusiv Vodka to the both the industry and consumers in a special ‘Tasting and Testimonial’ event at the World Famous Cigar Bar on Monday December 13 at 8 PM at their Gulf Coast Town Center location. Guests will taste Exclusiv Vodka for reaction and ratings against an assortment of vodkas and the Cigar Bar will record and tape responses and reactions.

Best Vodka

Rated ’90 Points’ by the Beverage Tasting Institute, Exclusiv Vodka has also received ‘Best Buy’ status, and been awarded a gold medal in the International Review of Spirits.

Where to buy Exclusiv Vodka.
03 Jun 2013 Monday

VODBOX Aficionado Reviews Exclusiv Vodka

By Monique Farah, VODBOX Beverly Hills

Exclusiv Vodka…A Uniquely Authentic Experience

When I first heard about Exclusiv Vodka, I have to be honest…I didn’t know what to think. My knowledge of Moldova was lacking to say the least, and although I work with over 80 different vodkas on a daily basis, I had never heard of Exclusiv. It was my good fortune that a bottle was sent to me. After reading about the complex history, and then experiencing the complex flavor profile, I was more then impressed. Although independent since 1991, Moldova was under Russian rule for almost 200 years. Already having such a rich history in vodka, the distillers definitely captured the best of traditional Russian vodka…with a little twist.
The winter wheat used in Exclusiv, is the softest of the various types of wheat commonly used. This lends to a more velvety yet clean finish. Although I find wheat vodkas to have a consistent, one note flavor, Exclusiv changed my preconception completely.
Alright, so here’s what you’re waiting for…how does it taste? I think the best way to describe it is that it has a slight sweetness on the top of your tongue with a dissipating spice that finishes in the back of your throat. The flavor fills up your whole mouth and then it rolls as it finishes. Surprisingly, I think most whiskey drinkers, would appreciate its dynamic flavor and earthy spice. It’s provocative and, as I have said before, deliciously complex. Tasting this vodka is like tasting a fine wine. How it starts and how it finishes are both surprising and sophisticated.
This vodka is definitely not for the amateur palette because it should be savored rather than just sipped. With such deep roots in Russian history, it is refreshingly authentic and rich. If you like over distilled, no bite and no flavor, this spirit is not for you. Distilled to perfection five times, there’s just enough character without the harsh aftertaste. My two perfect Exclusiv martinis: *Exclusiv-ly hott- Exclusiv up with a cinnamon rim *Exclusiv-ly dirty – Exclusiv dirty, muddled with Jalapenos About Monique Farah Monique Farah, lead VodBox Aficionado at Nic’s Beverly Hills, helps you prep for party takeoff with focused vodka selections.
03 Jun 2013 Monday

Spirits Review of Exclusiv Vodka

Chris Carlson of Spirits Review tasted Exclusiv Vodka.

Appearance: Crystal clear, no sediment whatsoever. Limpid shining pool in the glass. On swirling, it leaves a thin clear coat on the inside of the glass with first droplets forming then long thin legs. Wonderful bright appearance.
First Impression: Alcohol and grain, plump,almost creamy, bread like and slightly herbal bouquet and no trace of off-notes, or the smell of rubbing alcohol that many other vodkas suffer from.
Taste: Plump, slightly oily body, with wheat bread notes glide past the tongue nipping at it with the alcohol edge with a slightly sweet, creamlike lingering finish. Nicely oily body but not too heavy. Overall rather smooth and a little spicy.
Read his full review online.
03 Jun 2013 Monday

Exclusiv Vodka Impresses Beverage Underground

Beverage Underground sampled Exclusiv Vodka and here is some of what they had to say:
"We have discovered a gem of a vodka that shines bright both in the the glass and at the bottom line without sacrificing quality, image or smoothness. Exclusiv Vodka may just be the best new ‘total package’ product for both on and off premise retailers and their staffs. This clean vodka with deep Russian roots has been available in the US since 2006 in limited supply and as 2010 comes to and end, this soft and silky distillate from Moldova is emerging as one of the best leaked secrets of sprits industry professionals. Grassroots efforts, and ‘buzz’ from bartender and martini drinkers along with a product that delivers in every situation, Exclusiv Vodka is receiving more consumer curiosity and industry approval."

Read the full review of Exclusiv Vodka by Beverage Underground
03 Jun 2013 Monday

Vodka Reviews from Examiner.com

Review of Exclusiv Vodka originally posted on Examiner.com by Nate Knox
I received arguably the best package a person could receive in the mail about a week ago, a bottle of vodka. Biting down the urge to post a snap review, I started making drinks. How can a writer give an honest review of anything without allowing proper time for multiple testings? That's certainly not fair when is comes to the spirits industry and some very kind PR outreach.
So, in case you couldn't guess, I made a bunch of drinks with the product... Exclusiv Vodka.
Exclusiv evokes images of icy mountain peaks and crystal clear streams. It brings to mind expressions like clean, fresh and crisp. The best and truest description we can offer is… Perfect.
Taste it.
We believe you’ll agree.
They said I would agree, and though I was skeptical, I did.

First Impressions
Unlike MANY spirits, Exclusiv is very simplistic in presenting itself visually. The vodka comes in a one-liter foggy-glassed bottle with a rich blue accenting the black print. Instead of a gaudy logo or large, ridiculous lettering, there is a simple polar bear on the bottle (and cap) that you only notice up close. The only art to Exclusiv's name is a blue swish. It's nice looking. A funny thing to appreciate is the cap. Made of sturdy plastic, it is easy to open and close. Say what you will about that, but I'm regularly annoyed with lids.
The smell is rich, crisp and you might even say oily. You can almost taste the wheat when you smell it, and you don't get the over-powering sense of rubbing alcohol like you do with most vodkas; there is a scent of it (it IS vodka), but it's not distasteful.
The first sip is better than its smell. If you smell if before taking a drink, you'll really know what to expect in its taste. It's rich and almost too smooth. Exclusiv has a spice to it that I really love.
Exclusiv tastes great alone and on the rocks, in simple Juice/Sprite drinks, and in more complex cocktails. I've had the pleasure of testing a handful of drinks over the past week or so and I'd like to share them with you.

DRINKS! DRINKS! DRINKS!
Of course I tried the simple: Exclusiv & Sprite. Sprite alone is not a great drink and it doesn't mask vodkas all that well in my opinion (like juice does), but I had no qualms with it. The Exclusiv was very evident in the drink, but not in a "I'm not mixed enough to enjoy" sort of way. The Exclusiv added a nice rich taste.
Moving on...
I was on the hunt for a drink that was a step up from just Sprite, but not on par with a heavy, involved cocktail. So I turned to my friend from Twitter, @MrMixologist. MrMix regularly makes/creates some really great drinks and gets a lot of attention on Twitter and elsewhere. He had the opportunity to try Exclusiv as well and he made this drink:

The "Exclusive Ass" (play on the mule)
  • 1 freshly squeezed Lime
  • 2oz Exclusiv Vodka
  • Dash of Angostura Bitters
  • Regatta Ginger Beer

Build in a Collins glass, the freshly squeezed lime, add the Vodka, maybe 2 or 3 dashes of the Bitters, then Ice and Top with Ginger Beer. Garnish with the leftover lime.
I used to last bit of Ginger Beer that I had, so I only had one drink...but...I loved it. After I go out and restock my bar, I'm going to make many more of these.

Then, to step it up some, I tried the Spiced Pear and the Citrus-Cranberry Punch.
Citrus-Cranberry Punch
  • 1 oz Exclusiv Citrus Vodka
  • 1/2 oz Limoncello
  • 1 oz cranberry juice

Fill with Ginger Ale Serve in a champagne flute or punch bowl
Spiced Pear
  • 2 oz Exclusiv Vodka
  • 1 oz Baileys
  • 1/2 oz pear puree
  • 1/4 oz cinnamon schnapps
  • dash of honey

Add ingredients to a martini shaker shake and pour in a martini glass with a sugar/cinnamon rim. Personally, I prefer a sugarcoated rim.

This was really good! Find Exclusiv as soon as you can and make this drink. STAT!
Final Thoughts It looks like a bottle sells for around $16, which was about 8 dollars LESS than I expected it to be. With its great taste and low cost, no wonder it was voted a Best Buy. Now I'm no professional who can give vodkas ratings, but I personally would give it a 94, which is 3 point higher than what it actually got (I think it was a 91). As for a personal score, I'd give it a 4 out of 5 stars. It's great, but I think something has to be REALLY stunning to earn a 5.
While it looks like they've been around for a few years, they're really making a big PR push to gain more attention and notoriety. Let me say this, it's doing them good. While it's only sold in New York, according to their website, they're gaining national attention. I hope they can begin branching out into other areas, like St. Paul and the surrounding Twin Cities. Once they get in Minnesota, they'll skyrocket in word-of-mouth inloveness around here. You know we love our booze here.

Follow me on Twitter here: @nateknox
03 Jun 2013 Monday

Enjoy Exclusiv Vodka at Mari Vanna in NYC

Exlcusiv Vodka is one of the fastest growing vodka brands on the market today. Imported from Moldova, a country in Eastern Europe located between Romania and Ukraine, Exlcusiv uses the richest raw materials and finest distilling processes. Surprisingly, a litre of Exclusiv vodka only costs about $13.00. It’s distinct upscale flavor and rich heritage combined with an attractive price point has made Exclusiv Vodka one of the most in-demand Vodka brands for restaurants, retailers and consumers.

Mari Vanna brings authentic Russian cuisine and an extensive menu of Vodka drinks to the heart of New York City. The restaurant is owned and operated by Ginza Project that operates hundreds of restaurants in Europe. Mari Vanna uses Exclusiv Vodka for their proprietary infused vodkas as recommended by their expert technologist.

Exclusiv Vodka is a Best Buy

Exclusiv Vodka was recently rated a ‘Best Buy’ and scored 90 points from the Beverage Tasting Institute. Exclusiv Vodka is available at many other fine hotels, restaurants and retailers throughout the country, with an impressive concentration of availability in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Exclusiv Vodka is imported through Serge Imports, LLC and is available in NY, NJ, CT and FL through the Charmer Sunbelt Group (CSG), one of the nation’s leading distributors of fine wines, spirits, beer and other beverages. CSG operates local distributor and/or brokerage houses in 15 markets – Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York (Metro and Upstate), Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and The District of Columbia.
03 Jun 2013 Monday

BTI Hails Consumer Favorite, Exclusive Vodka, as ‘Exceptional’

Exclusiv Vodka, a consumer favorite for price and taste, received their second near perfect rating from the Beverage Tasting Institute (BTI) this January 2012. The BTI scored Exclusiv Vodka 91 points, rating the vodka as ‘Exceptional’.

Last year BTI awarded Exclusiv Vodka 90 points and also named the beverage a ‘2011 Best Buy Bar Competition-Best Value Vodka $10 and Under.' That same year Exclusiv Vodka also received the Gold Medal for the International Review of Spirits Award. A 91 rating puts Exclusiv Vodka in a very lofty category, sharing the same tasting score or higher with the likes of Skyy Vodka, Chopin, Svedka, Finlandia and more. What makes Exclusiv stand out from it’s equally rated counterparts is the price.

Exclusiv Vodka Offers More Taste for Less Money

At around $10.00 a litre, Exclusiv Vodka is a mere fraction of the cost of the other brands that scored the same in recent taste test results. Serge Chistov, importer of Exclusiv Vodka is quoted, “With our Russian roots, it was always our intention to show that price does not make the vodka. In Russia we do not drink expensive vodkas; we drink quality vodkas. To make Exclusiv, we use quality ingredients blended together with the precision and patience that gives Exclusiv Vodka its popular taste.” Below are the notes from the BTI January 2012 tasting regarding Exclusiv Vodka:
“Clear. Mild aromas of almond nougat, sweet cream, and minerals with a supple dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, lightly peppery finish. Very clean and lively.”

Exclusiv Vodka is one of the fastest growing vodka brands on the market today. Imported from Moldova, a country in Eastern Europe located between Romania and Ukraine, Exclusiv uses the richest raw materials and finest distilling processes. Surprisingly, a litre of Exclusiv vodka only costs about $10.00. It’s distinct upscale flavor and rich heritage combined with an attractive price point has made Exclusiv Vodka one of the most in-demand Vodka brands for restaurants, retailers and consumers.
03 Jun 2013 Monday

Exclusiv Vodka Stacks Up Against Chopin Wheat Vodka

An old familiar saying is that “money can’t buy you happiness”. To some, this statement holds true, while others get pleasure from enjoying the finer things in life. When it comes to your drink of choice, you can have a top rated, delicious tasting vodka for a fraction of the price of its competitors.

Exclusiv Vodka was recently awarded with an impressive 91 point rating by the Beverage Tasting Institute. It may be hard to believe, but the vodka with this prestigious rating costs only about $10 a bottle!

Exclusiv Vodka vs Chopin Wheat Vodka

Another high-rated vodka brand, Chopin Wheat Vodka, was recently awarded the same 91 point rating by the Beverage Tasting Institute. What makes Exclusive Vodka a better buy over Chopin Wheat Vodka? While Exclusiv Vodka costs just $10 a bottle, Chopin Wheat Vodka is triple the price at $30 a bottle! And remember, they were just rated the same as far as taste goes! Why pay three times more for a brand that scored the same exact rating as Exclusiv Vodka? There is no reason! In fact, Exclusiv Vodka was named as a ‘2011 Best Buy Bar Competition-Best Value Vodka $10 and Under’ by the Beverage Tasting Institute!
While enjoying your next beverage, sip on the best tasting, highest quality vodka on the market while keeping that extra cash in your pocket.

Visit www.exclusiv-vodka.com to learn more about this International Review of Spirits Gold Member Award winner!
03 Jun 2013 Monday

Exclusiv Vodka Stacks Up to Svedka

exclusive vodkaEnjoying a high quality brand of vodka no longer means leaving a dent in your wallet. Exclusiv Vodka offers delicious tasting vodka that’s available for a fraction of the price as other brands. While some bottles of vodka are priced at $20, $25, and even $30 a bottle, Exclusiv Vodka is available for the unbelievably low price of just $10 a bottle!

It might seem hard to believe, but Exclusiv Vodka was put to the test and offers the same appealing taste as other leading vodka brands. The Beverage Tasting Institute recently awarded Exclusiv Vodka with an excellent rating of 91 points. The clean and lively vodka offers a supple body and a smooth light finish.

Svedka, a competing vodka brand, was also awarded with a 91 point rating by the Beverage Tasting Institute. Why pay $20 for a bottle of Svedka when you can enjoy the same great smooth taste with Exclusiv Vodka-for half the price! In fact, Exclusiv Vodka was named as a ‘2011 Best Buy Bar Competition-Best Value Vodka $10 and Under’ by the Beverage Tasting Institute.

Enjoy The Best Tasting Vodka For Less

Now, you can enjoy one of the fastest growing vodka brands on the market for a fraction of the cost of other popular labels. Imported from Moldova, an Eastern European country, Exclusiv uses the richest raw materials and finest distilling processes. It’s distinct upscale flavor and rich heritage combined with an attractive price point has made Exclusiv Vodka one of the most in-demand Vodka brands for restaurants, retailers and consumers. Buy a bottle of Exclusiv Vodka today and discover the impeccable, inexpensive taste for yourself!

Visit www.exclusiv-vodka.com to learn more about this International Review of Spirits Gold Member Award winner!
03 Jun 2013 Monday

See How We Compare to Purity Vodka

exclusiv vodkaContrary to popular belief, money doesn’t have to be a factor in buying the finer things in life. Exclusiv Vodka is a prime example of enjoying a high quality product for a fraction of the price of other name brands on the market. At around $10 a litre, Exclusiv Vodka is a top choice for vodka lovers. The Beverage Tasting Institute recently awarded Exclusiv Vodka with an impressive 91-point rating. Exclusiv Vodka was also awarded as the “2011 Best Value Vodka $10 and Under” winner. It is no doubt this highly coveted vodka is a stand out from the competition at just $10 a bottle. Make the smart decision with Exclusiv Vodka.

How Exclusiv Vodka Stacks Up to Purity Vodka

Purity Vodka is priced at a whopping $40 a bottle and was rated 89-points by the Beverage Tasting Institute, compared to our 91 points. Enjoy the fine, smooth taste of the vodka with a higher rating and a lower price point by choosing Exclusiv Vodka. Our top vodka brand was awarded with a gold medal at the International Review of Spirits while Purity Vodka was awarded with a silver medal. To make Exclusiv, we use quality ingredients blended together with the precision and patience that gives Exclusiv Vodka its popular taste. Buy a bottle of Exclusiv Vodka today and discover the impeccable, inexpensive taste for yourself! Visit to learn more about our premier vodka brand!