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Vodka

Started by Slim, January 03, 2010, 16:22:30 pm

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Slim

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.

http://www.chasedistillery.co.uk/home.php

Blastzone

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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Reg

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. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siwucha
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Fishy

don't drink it myself but have  been advised by the Absolut brigade to keep it in the freezer...
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Slim

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.

Fishy

Quote from: Slim 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.


i'm told it goes kinda syrupy...
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Nïckslïkk2112

Quote from: thefishy on January 07, 2010, 10:24:33 am
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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Slim

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.


Nïckslïkk2112

Undignified and Naff R Me ;D

Don't forget, it is Swedish ;)

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Slim

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.




NeilP

whatever brand you prefer, please don't try this :(

Dixkot

I like flavoured vodka, and even make my own, but the thought of this gives me the boak.


Matt2112

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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Spud

Quote from: Matt2112 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.


That'll be the 12 pints you've drunk before it