Vodka question

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    orange

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    Hello all. It's been a while but my dad gave me a big bag of plums today so it's wine time.
    I had a quick look in the new non brewed beverages section and it made me think of a question that's been bothering me for some time.
    I like a neat vodka now and again, my favourite being Stolichnaya from Russia. I keep looking at the Grey Goose vodka, from France i think, and wonder if it's worth the £35 price tag. :wha:
    Anyone tried it?
     
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    Stick to the Stolyichnaya, Smirnoff Blue, or go for Polish vodka like Absolut, the black label is really rather nice if you can find it, and at 50% ABV ithas a kick :)

    I've tried the Grey Goose a couple of times and prefer Smirnoff Blue from the readily available 'high brow' vodkas.
     
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    Morrison's own label Vodka although it is part of "The best" range is reasonably priced for a spirit that is 43-44%. Very smooth and it did win a place in the international wine and spirits awards a few years ago.

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    All this fancy vodka is tosh, it's a cheap utlitiarian beverage, marketing guys made it fashionable but really the only thing you need to know about vodka is chill it, drink it and be glad you have it.

    I can't taste difference between cheap and pricey, pricey is a little smoother as you'd expect but they both taste like "whatever crap we can grow in this god forsaken climate to get us drunk"
     
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    lol :D
     
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    You can tell the difference between Uni student vodka (I think ours was either red star or Commasar or something similar) and something a bit better in how smoothly it goes down. The best vodka I've had was from a bottle that a guy had bought over from Russia. The second best so far was Morrison's "The Best" vodka.
     
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    On the subject of vodka, has anyone tried this stuff? http://www.blackcow.co.uk . I spotted it in the supermarket the other day and was intrigued.
     
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    Personally, I think Grey Goose is over rated. Stick with Stoli, much better vodka!
     
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    Smoother is about it, although the good Polish stuff does taste different to me, but you're into micro taste sensations, nothing like the difference between an IPA and a stout.

    I'll put tonic in the 'student stuff', and I sometimes just drink tonic as I like the flavour, but I wont put tonic in Smirnoff, Stoli or Absolut as they do taste 'better' as well as being smoother :)

    Or, maybe, I'm a marketing man's victim :p :D
     

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