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post #31 of 47
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Originally Posted by bigbadbuff
I like Grey Goose, and drink it more often than any other vodka by far (which still only amounts to a drink every few months on average). I like the taste, and it's the only non-low end vodka I consistently see at every bar. Yes, it's a sucker's vodka to a degree, and I could care less.

I like it too; clearly better than the low-end stuff.
post #32 of 47
To me Svedka is the best bang for buck vodka you can buy. It has a better price/smoothness ratio than any I've ever tried and I've tried a lot. My favorite is Belvedere but at it's cost definitely not a bang for the buck Vodka.
post #33 of 47
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Originally Posted by visionology
To me Svedka is the best bang for buck vodka you can buy. It has a better price/smoothness ratio than any I've ever tried and I've tried a lot. My favorite is Belvedere but at it's cost definitely not a bang for the buck Vodka.
Glad to find another Svedka fan.
post #34 of 47
I liked Ketel One....I'm sure there are far better but that one was good enough for me, and I stopped looking for more higher end after that. I liked Vodka (and anything) straight, as mixing causes me to vomit. I quit drinking Vodka after I got into Bourbon, and haven't looked back.
post #35 of 47
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Originally Posted by aybojs
I don't particularly care for vodka, but I do have a bottle of an Austrian potato vodka called Monopolowa sitting in my cabinet for mixing purposes. It cost me something insane like $15 for a 1.75 L bottle, and has rated favorably to hype brands like Gray Goose, Belvedere, and Ketel One in critical reviews.
I second this brand for overall value. I found it at the local Trader Joes and am amazed at the value of $10 for a liter (the 1.75 would be an even better deal). I wouldn't hesitate to mix it or drink it straight. Very smooth, almost as good as those overhyped premiums. Until I find something better, I think this will serve as my utility vodka, formerly held by costco smirnoff at $15 a handle. For premium vodka, nothing can touch TITO'S handmade vodka. It's made in texas of all places and costs $18.99 at a trader joes. Tastes better than grey goose at half the cost. I still don't get how people can buy into the grey goose hype. Any other obscure liquor recommendations? Any good places in LA? I find the best deals to be the most unassuming stuff in ugly bottles and paper labels. (I'd love to try smirnoff black but I don't think they distribute it in the US) Oh yeah, Im still searching for a good authentic russian brand. Something that looks like it came straight out of the soviet union with arcane characters looking like hammers and sickles
post #36 of 47
My friend works at a TJ's and SWEARS by Tito's, as does his coworkers. I picked up a bottle of "Wyborowa Wodka" from Poland tonight at $12. Supposedly one of the oldest vodka brands in the world. Good news is the words "charcoal-filtered" are nowhere to be found. The taste test comes tomorrow morning in my bloody marys for Sun. football.
post #37 of 47
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Originally Posted by visionology
To me Svedka is the best bang for buck vodka you can buy. It has a better price/smoothness ratio than any I've ever tried and I've tried a lot. My favorite is Belvedere but at it's cost definitely not a bang for the buck Vodka.
I picked up some Svedka. I will now go try it straight. Just a minute.

Okay, it was probably as good as Glacier. And it was ~$5 less for a fifth. Plus they have a sexy robot in their ads...



Sexy robot! Actually I think their ad campaign is terrible, but I like the robot anyway. And the vodka.
post #38 of 47
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Originally Posted by whodini
My friend works at a TJ's and SWEARS by Tito's, as does his coworkers.
Any Texan that drinks any other vodka gets his Texas citizenship revoked.
post #39 of 47
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Originally Posted by Kent Wang
Any Texan that drinks any other vodka gets his Texas citizenship revoked.
I like it. And why is Svedka the "Future of Adult Entertainment." Those scandalous Swedes...but more importantly, "scientologists"??? That's it, I'm quitting the stuff. I tried that Wyborowa this morning for my bloody mary. Pretty fair, not repugnant. I'd give it a B+ or so.
post #40 of 47
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Originally Posted by j
I picked up some Svedka. I will now go try it straight. Just a minute. Okay, it was probably as good as Glacier. And it was ~$5 less for a fifth. Plus they have a sexy robot in their ads... Sexy robot! Actually I think their ad campaign is terrible, but I like the robot anyway. And the vodka.
haha! I thought the same thing when I bought my last bottle a couple weeks back. I saw the blue paper on the bottle neck saying "voted best vodka in 2033" and I couldn't help but think what a horrible advertising campaign. It is a good Vodka though, and very cheap. I can't seem to find the Monopolowa vodka at stores here including the large beverage centers and I am not sure what Trader Joe's is.
post #41 of 47
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Originally Posted by rdawson808
I hate to be pedantic, but vodka is supposed to have neither color, taste, nor odor. Therefore all should be equal. And since vodka is meant to be mixed, not neat, it shouldn't matter what vodka you drink. I have sworn off my "premium" vodka habits and haven't noticed one bit of difference except in the wallet.

edit: to each their own, if you want to drink it straight, go for it.

Just my two cents' worth.

bob

Vodka enjoyed in many countries as a shot drink.

As far as mixed drinks I would not want my drink to contain any Seagrams type of foul spirits.
post #42 of 47
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Originally Posted by Aficionado
I like usually drink Finlandia, Stoli Red, Russki Standard, Moskovskaya or Viru Valge.

Tell me some of your experiences about good, "cheap vodkas" .

Your choice of Vodkas is impeccable.

One has to have a lot of SISU to get to SAMPO.
post #43 of 47
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Originally Posted by Kent Wang
Any Texan that drinks any other vodka gets his Texas citizenship revoked.

Another thumbs up for Tito's. A co-worker turned me on to it. He's a big status hound, and copped to buying it on a whim, being from Texas and all. He was surprised at the quality and became a fan. I wish the story had a happier ending but status (Grey Goose) won out over taste. More for me.
post #44 of 47
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by dkzzzz
Your choice of Vodkas is impeccable.

One has to have a lot of SISU to get to SAMPO.

Yeah Sampo could be nice

And btw. thx to all for your recommendations.
post #45 of 47
Thread Starter 
Iam now drinking Xellent Swiss Vodka, and WOW thats good stuff. I think thats the best vodka I´ve ever tasted. (not so cheap vodka)

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