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Old 04-03-2008, 08:59 PM
 
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is that excellent quality??? that is all that counts.

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Tito's: Titos Handmade Vodka But then, it's made in Austin so you may not like it. Seriously, it is very reasonably priced.
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Old 04-04-2008, 07:52 AM
 
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If I had to have a cosmo with something other then Goose or Absolute, I guess SKY would work. Its usually on sale here for 14-15. I saw a blind folded taste test on a tv show once, of course the vodka "experts" did not always pick the most $$ vodka, but the cheaper ones... very surprising.
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Old 04-04-2008, 05:59 PM
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Location: Mile High City
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Love me some Belevedere
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Old 04-04-2008, 07:15 PM
 
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If I had to have a cosmo with something other then Goose or Absolute, I guess SKY would work. Its usually on sale here for 14-15. I saw a blind folded taste test on a tv show once, of course the vodka "experts" did not always pick the most $$ vodka, but the cheaper ones... very surprising.
I use Sky vodka also. Usually it's absolute unless we splurge once in awhile for Grey Goose or sometimes Kettle One.
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Old 04-06-2008, 12:12 AM
 
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VikingFjord is really good. It has a peppery and very mild citrus/sweet flavor. Otherwise neutral tasting and has no burn depending on how you drink it, will have a stronger burn though depending on how u drink it....pretty weird.
No headache or hangover. It was distilled 6 times. Larger bottle was only $20. Recommended for sure.
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Old 07-23-2012, 03:20 PM
 
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svedka is the best regular brand in my opinion. very smooth for the price. a big bottle can be 20-24 dollars in PA depending on if they have a special. the only premium that i like is belvedere. grey goose is overrated but thats just my personal opinion. to each his own i guess.
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Old 07-23-2012, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Plymouth, MN
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Reyka of Iceland
Stoli of Russia (bottled in Latvia, to be exact)
Finlandia of ... well, Finland .
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Volcano
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When discussing vodkas I always like to point out the famous NY Times blind taste test in which expert testers selected Smirnoff as best against 20 other more expensive, and more heavily market brands such as Wyberowa and Belvedere.

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/26/dining/26wine.html

In the bargain vodkas there seems to be more difference between brands than there is among premiums. McCormick, a cheapo favorite among impoverished college students, seems harsh and headache-inducing compared to Skol, which comes from Bardstown, in the middle of Kentucky Bourbon country. At about $10-11 for a 1.75L "handle," Skol is surprisingly neutral, as vodka is supposed to be.

And if you want something better, Smirnoff at $19-20 per "handle" is as rich as you really need to go.

I mean really... unless you are drinking straight shots, no ice, most people cannot tell Smirnoff from vodkas costing 3X as much. I've proven it over and over with customers and with friends.
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Inman Park (Atlanta, GA)
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IMO, Tito's is better as a mixer vodka. It has an aftertaste to me.

I have been drinking Blue Ice, a potato based vodka.



Blue Ice Vodka
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Old 07-23-2012, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Volcano
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IMO, Tito's is better as a mixer vodka. It has an aftertaste to me.
No seriously, using premium vodkas with mixers is a waste of money. Unless you are drinking vodka neat (no ice, no nothing), or on the rocks, or possibly in a vodka martini, not 1 person in 100 can accurately tell the difference between them.


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I have been drinking Blue Ice, a potato based vodka.
Errrrkkk, that must be the worst new product name I've heard in forevah. I think many people would immediately associate the term blue ice with that gross stuff that breaks off of leaking airplanes, as I did.

And notice it's made in a column still, which is the industrial process used to produce grain alcohol and vehicle fuel. Nothing fancy. At least Tito's has a claim to quality with its copper pot stills and 6X distillation.

Idaho russets are better suited for french fries, in my opinion.
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