Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Vodka from our Mongolian "Home Town"

Lauren brought among other things (like eagle tack I have never seen-- be patient!) a bottle of new vodka named after the capitol of Mongolia's Kazakh "Aimag" or state, therefore the de facto "Berkutchi" capitol. The back is attractive enough, with a Berkutchi painted on it (all photos enlarge if clicked on):

But the front is sensational: a cutout in the shape of the Aimag showing a better view inside the bottle:

And who is that handsome eagler? It's ARALBAI! (Photo by Cat-- you can also see him in the "cowboy" hat with Lauren a few posts below, and read about him in Eagle Dreams).

Good vodka too-- thanks, Lauren!


Peculiar said...

If it's not too late, may I beg you to save an ounce or two of that vodka till this weekend?

Steve Bodio said...

We already intended to save most for the visit-- just tasted it. I didn't want you guys to have to drink some of the vodkas formerly produced in Olgii (;-)

Kitty Carroll said...

Is there any way one can purchase this vodka in the US at the local high-end liquor store?

If you can post the information of the vodka, and the US distributor, maybe I can find it our.

Steve Bodio said...

Lauren bought it in Olgii and brought it in-- no idea fi there is a US distributor yet. It is a small batch maker so maybe not, but worth trying. The brand as it appears is "Bayan Olgii"; website (which makes more than one I think):

There is also a serial number which may be for the individual brand: mns 179 -2001.There is a lot of Cyrillic-- could send by mail-- but the designation in English is "Bayan Olgii Mongolian original Vodka", and unless you speak Mongolian (I don't but a surprising amount of Mongolians speak English) I'd just ask in English. Good luck and let me know!