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Vodka
« on: January 03, 2010, 16:22:30 PM »
Any fans? I rarely drink it in any other medium than the vodka martini personally. Brands I like are Russian Standard and Absolut. I eschew Smirnoff. Quite like Vladivar.

But 'er indoors very thoughtfully gifted ys truly a bottle of an English potato vodka from Chase distilleries at Yuletide - it makes the most gobsmacking, smooth martinis.

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Re: Vodka
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2010, 19:00:20 PM »
Found my liking for vodka again after a work visit to Finland , and our hosts plied us with a sublime vodka called Koskenkorva direct from the freezer.Not sure if it's available in the UK .

I also like the taste of Wyborova(sp) and Absolut as you mentioned.
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Re: Vodka
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2010, 12:09:37 PM »
I sampled a few Polish vodkas whilst I was working there.  Most often drunk was the one in the hotel - Siwucha (pronounced 'shivooha').  Wyborowa was another regular.  Siwucha is one drunk by locals - and not a particularly refined vodka. 

I would either drink it neat - from the freezer, or in a cocktail we would have before leaving the hotel on a cool/cold eveningg, called a Mad Dog.  Vodka, Raspberry Syrup (or was it Red Cherry?), and a couple of drops of Tabasco sauce floating on the syrup.

Cheaper than chips too, at the time. 

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Re: Vodka
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2010, 16:35:33 PM »
don't drink it myself but have  been advised by the Absolut brigade to keep it in the freezer...
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Re: Vodka
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2010, 17:35:06 PM »
Interesting idea. I normally keep it in the fridge, but keeping it in the freezer might get martini preparation time substantially, as long as it doesn't ruin it.

It's still mostly water though, so I suspect it might thicken up or go slushy depending on freezer temp.

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Re: Vodka
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2010, 10:24:33 AM »
Interesting idea. I normally keep it in the fridge, but keeping it in the freezer might get martini preparation time substantially, as long as it doesn't ruin it.

It's still mostly water though, so I suspect it might thicken up or go slushy depending on freezer temp.

i'm told it goes kinda syrupy...
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Re: Vodka
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2010, 15:21:46 PM »
i'm told it goes kinda syrupy...
It does, although I'da call it more gloopy.

Bought a bottle of this today.


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Re: Vodka
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2010, 19:07:05 PM »
That's disappointing. I like Absolut, it's one of my favourite brands. But that really looks .. undignified and naff. It's certainly not what one would expect from a vodka distiller with a reputation of excellence.


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Re: Vodka
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2010, 20:10:57 PM »
Undignified and Naff R Me ;D

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Re: Vodka
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2010, 18:29:20 PM »
Since the inception of this thread I've tried a few other vodkas and two that deserve a special mention are Finlandia, a very smooth and fresh-tasting Finnish vodka; possibly one of the nicest things from Finland that I've ever tasted - and (especially) Smirnoff Black Label which has a fabulously rounded, distinctive taste - the most different-tasting vodka I've ever tried. Almost like a cross between vodka and tequila. Unfortunately it's normally around the £18 mark, so I only buy it when it's on special offer.




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Re: Vodka
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2010, 19:01:10 PM »
whatever brand you prefer, please don't try this :(

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Re: Vodka
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2012, 17:44:52 PM »
I like flavoured vodka, and even make my own, but the thought of this gives me the boak.


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Re: Vodka
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2012, 23:40:27 PM »
I don't mind the odd nip of neat vodka; though it has a curious tendency to send me off to sleep.
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Re: Vodka
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2012, 13:43:25 PM »
I don't mind the odd nip of neat vodka; though it has a curious tendency to send me off to sleep.

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