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    Thread: Obscure Vodka that's actually good?

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      06-04-2011 01:19 PM #51
      When I'm making dirty martinis, I alternate between Stolichnaya and Chopin potato vodka. Chopin is from the same company that produces Belevedere. They have very different flavors.

      I find that a lot of the ultra-premium vodka on the market is so over-filtered that it doesn't taste like anything. Grey Goose is the poster child for this. I can buy $7.00/1.75L plastic jug vodka and push it through a filter if I want vodka that doesn't taste like anything.

      When I'm using vodka in mixed drinks, I tend to use mass market Smirnoff.

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      08-25-2011 05:53 PM #52
      Thought I'd bump this thread.

      I did a taste test the other day with Goose, Effen, Belvedre, and Ketel One.

      I'm now done with my goose obsession

      I bought the Black Cherry flavor and it was quite good. Very smooth. Little to no burn. I also liked Ketel 1 also. Belvedre wasn't bad. Not as good as Goose though.


      Looking for Chopin and Tito's next.

      Thanks for the suggestions everyone

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      08-26-2011 11:21 PM #53
      pinnacle is pretty good for the price, but if i had to recommend a certain vodka it would be kettle one or titos is amazing

    4. 09-04-2011 12:30 AM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by ElixXxeR View Post
      I tend to think Vodka is yet another example of Russia's failings, but Chopin potato vodka is about as good as rubbing alcohol can get. I do like Gin though.

      I'm not a huge Vodka fan but I wouldn't turn down Chopin if offered. I'm quite fond of it if I'm going to drink Vodka straight.

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      09-05-2011 05:09 PM #55
      Ketel One as the 'every day' always-have-it around vodka ..

      but for nice stuff, a local distillery makes some really great straight and infused vodkas

      http://www.hangarone.com/


      Hangar One Vodka.

      The Kaffir lime makes some really nice mixed drinks, and the special they had last year, a Chipoltle infusion, was brilliant over ice.



      I even did a quick video on the iPhone when we toured the distillery a year or two back (they make a really good whiskey too .. )


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      09-08-2011 02:57 PM #56
      Titos or Monopolowa.



      Although, I'm not much of a Vodka person...I don't get the US's fascination with it.

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      09-21-2011 09:13 PM #57
      i usually stick with svedka...but this is probably due to the fact that a local store sells 750ml bottles for $13 and im in college sooo yea.

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      09-22-2011 01:18 AM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by pillows View Post
      i usually stick with svedka...but this is probably due to the fact that a local store sells 750ml bottles for $13 and im in college sooo yea.
      That's a very good price

    9. 09-22-2011 12:13 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by devnull View Post
      but for nice stuff, a local distillery makes some really great straight and infused vodkas

      http://www.hangarone.com/


      Hangar One Vodka.
      +1 on hangar 1.

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      11-08-2011 04:57 PM #60
      LIV, is a Long Island Vodka made with Long Island potatos. If your into the spud vodka check this one out. If your on LI check out the distillary for tours and tastings, fun times. breaks up the monotony of the wine tours!

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      11-08-2011 07:14 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by VR6GTI72 View Post
      Svedka is the best bang for the buck. Rather smooth for being $17 per 1.75l
      Was going to post this.

    12. 08-09-2012 11:31 AM #62
      if you are looking vodkas $10-80 use this list : http://bestvodka.net/top-10-vodka/
      if you need cheap vodka under $10, check this: http://bestvodka.net/best-vodka-under-10-dollars/

      for more information about good vodka brands and good vodka countries read this info http://bestvodka.net

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      08-23-2012 03:36 PM #63
      The OYO distillery is near my house in downtown Cbus
      I'm a huge pu$$y and can't drink vodka neat, but this stuff has a very smooth and unique flavor, unlike most other vodkas, and is very sippable

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      09-18-2012 12:45 AM #64
      The OP specifically wanted "obscure" vodka. I would have to recommend 360 (http://www.vodka360.com) I had some at a bartender's suggestion in Kansas City, and found it in a local store recently. Their chocolate vodka is fun, too.


      For the standards:

      • Kirkland (Costco) brand is pretty much private-lable Grey Goose at a huge discount.
      • Ketel One is my name-brand preference for martinis.
      • I wouldn't dare use Absolut for a martini, but it's fine for mixed drinks.
      • I've had Belvedere and Chopin, but it was a long time ago and don't remember enough to have an opinion.
      • I dated an alcoholic who consumed VAST amounts of Stolichnaya, and claimed anything else gave her a headache I have't touched Stoli since 1999 as a result.


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