Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH
A Vodka tasting has to be one of the most ridiculous things I have ever heard of. It is the ultimately bullshit spirit. Vodka isn't supposed to taste like anything. What do people stand around sipping and saying, "ohh this one tastes the least like something!". Vodka tastes like whatever it is put in. I consider it a spirit for people who don't like spirits.
Well, I had two whiskey sours at lunch and three old fashioneds leading up to the tasting so I couldn't taste anything.
Rep was from Absolut and we did a blind taste of Titos, Belvedere, Absolut Elixir and I think Chopin or something. Each one was from a different starch. I had no clue which was which. But it was a free event so I can't complain. Plus I got a free Moscow Mule and a vodka martini in the end.
The rep kept saying your reaction is personalized to your palette so maybe you taste citrus and someone else will think it's figs. Basically, it's all in your head.