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Old 03-21-2011, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Bay Area
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Svedka, Finlandia, Stolichnaya and others that are written in Russian and I can't spell on here is what my family drinks

Personally, I stick to wine. That said, the bartender had me try whipped cream flavored Van Gogh vodka the other day in a hotel bar in San Francisco...and it was heavenly, as was the espresso flavor
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Old 03-21-2011, 01:30 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Which is exactly the right way of doing it!
However, when I asked for a shot of vodka in a fairly high-end bar in the US I was offered either straight (from a bottle kept behind the bar at room temperature), on the rocks or chilled. I was naive enough to think that "chilled" meant from a different bottle that was hidden somewhere in a freezer. I could not have been more mistaken...
Yeah, that's exactly how I see the vodka bottles in a bar.... standing on the shelves...
The first time I saw them there, I was thinking : oh, that's display to show what they have available, but to serve they have it in the freezer. Wrong!
When ordered, I got a glass with ice cubes and vodka ( from the shelf ) pured over it. That's barbaric! Deluded vodka taste just awful!
Same with martinis chilled in a shaker full of ice.....

Vodka should come from a freezer and be served in glasses that are hold in a freezer...

Interesting how beer is served ice cold ( so cold, that you cannot enjoy the taste ) but vodka is not
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Old 05-21-2013, 05:09 AM
 
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Default best vodka

I'm familiar with absolut vodka blue,raspberry,citron,vanilla,pears,peppar, smirnoff red, smirnoff back, smirnoff green apple. Yeap. Vodka is good for health. We can take zip of vodka with food. Ya...its not expensive.
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:33 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Ed Hardy from France. Can't find in my neck of the woods, looked everywhere.
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:29 AM
 
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Yeah, that's exactly how I see the vodka bottles in a bar.... standing on the shelves...
The first time I saw them there, I was thinking : oh, that's display to show what they have available, but to serve they have it in the freezer. Wrong!
When ordered, I got a glass with ice cubes and vodka ( from the shelf ) pured over it. That's barbaric! Deluded vodka taste just awful!
Same with martinis chilled in a shaker full of ice.....

Vodka should come from a freezer and be served in glasses that are hold in a freezer...

Interesting how beer is served ice cold ( so cold, that you cannot enjoy the taste ) but vodka is not


Oh god. I can't even think about it.
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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We went on a very cool distillery tour in Chapel Hill, NC just last weekend, and tasted the BEST vodka I've ever had - TOPO. Sadly, it's only available (so far) in North Carolina.
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Old 05-22-2013, 05:19 PM
 
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Personally, it really depends on how you drink it to begin with. I remember reading an article about vodkas and the author did a little blind taste test. The results? Almost everyone in it hated grey goose. Of course they were drinking it neat (which is typically how you'd do a taste test) but who the hell drinks vodka neat anyways? I mean even people that do drink it that way mostly drink it ice cold in a shot (most vodkas would taste almost the same ice cold).

So because of that they also mixed them into a cosmo and almost no one could tell them difference between them.

Moral? Vodka is pretty cheap alcohol imho. So get the cheaper stuff (maybe not the bottom shelf but next to the bottom shelf). Obviously, I don't drink vodka much (I'm a whiskey man myself) but anytime a product has to market the hell out of itself to make a presence usually aint a good sign. Of course, in the end, do what you enjoy. I'll take whiskey.

Hey, what do you know? I found the article. Enjoy:

Does Premium Vodka's Taste Live Up to Its Price Tag?
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:13 AM
 
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We went on a very cool distillery tour in Chapel Hill, NC just last weekend, and tasted the BEST vodka I've ever had - TOPO. Sadly, it's only available (so far) in North Carolina.


Ya. It's very bad, when you like some taste and that wouldn't available nearby home.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:21 PM
 
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Belverdere and Tito's
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:54 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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Vodka is definitely a booze that I don't believe is worth paying the extra money for.

Now, I don't advocate buying the cheapo plastic bottles for $5, but Smirnoff is fine.

I have had all of the "high end" vodkas, but none of them stand out in a cocktail any more than Smirnoff.

That's the nature of vodka.
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