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The export version of vodka under the name «Excalibur» (in Moldova «Spicul de Aur Classic») fell in love with our Canadian friends, not only because of its elegant design, but also due to the exceptional composition and taste. Here are some of assessment of the Moldavian vodka gave Canadian colleagues from the judging committee of the contest «International Review of Spirits Award»:

Clear. Aromas of starched and ironed linen, toasted nut bread, prairie grass, and vanilla taffy with a satiny, dryish medium body and a sweet cream, toasty praline, wet limestone, and model wax accented finish.