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Costco has the Rolling Stones 50 year Crystal Skull Vodka set in bulk for $69.99

vckadath 203 June 29, 2013 at 05:16 PM in Grocery (2) More Costco Wholesale Deals
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750ml bottle of their own brand Vodka a 2 disk set best of cd.

http://www.costcoconnection.com/c...tion?pg=70

Delaware had 3 pallets of em today

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#16
lol at all the vodka critics, according to the nypost 44% of people choose bottom shelf vodka over top shelf vodka in a blind taste test. Which is practically just flipping a coin.

and thats only if you are drinking your vodka straight up... if you are mixing it, even professionals tasters cant tell the difference.

Its all nasty firewater and tastes the same to me (and apparently the same to everyone else too, even if they think otherwise). My ex-GFs mother owned a restaurant and used to fill the grey goose bottles with smirnoff, nobody could ever tell the difference.
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Its all nasty firewater and tastes the same to me (and apparently the same to everyone else too, even if they think otherwise). My ex-GFs mother owned a restaurant and used to fill the grey goose bottles with smirnoff, nobody could ever tell the difference.
She sounds like a classy lady...

what I always find funny is when people order the top shelf stuff, and then have it mixed with Diet Coke or something that's going to kill the flavor...it's the liquor equivalent to ordering a steak well done...
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lol at all the vodka critics, according to the nypost 44% of people choose bottom shelf vodka over top shelf vodka in a blind taste test. Which is practically just flipping a coin.

and thats only if you are drinking your vodka straight up... if you are mixing it, even professionals tasters cant tell the difference.

Its all nasty firewater and tastes the same to me (and apparently the same to everyone else too, even if they think otherwise). My ex-GFs mother owned a restaurant and used to fill the grey goose bottles with smirnoff, nobody could ever tell the difference.
Anything in a plastic bottle must have avoided this test. However, I do agree to a degree. I will say to avoid Poland Springs Vodka at all costs, it was like putting nail polish remover in your drinks, it was hoooooorrrrrrrible.

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He's relaxed and happy now because he's old and still alive! Big Grin He knows he should be dead, he even admits it from time to time in interviews. Big Grin
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I bought a bottle of crystal head vodka once. Ended up giving the (empty) bottle to my best friend. I'd like a bottle for myself, but I don't think I can stomach drinking it again.
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Correction : There is Chopin... then everything else. =)
Yeh, Chopin is better then Belvedere.
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Buy American
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Buy American
seriously..... titos sucks
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I'll have to try it out. I judge Vokda by one standard, can you drink a lot of it and wake up with no hangover. So far, there are only two that I've found that pass that test: Absolut and Finlandia. Not GG, not Kirkland (both US and French), definitely not Skyy. Haven't tried Belvedere.
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Kirkland brand FRENCH vodka is actually pretty good - and it's only $23.
Did blind taste test with a bunch of friends, all but like 1 preferred it over fancy pants vodka like grey goose.
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He's relaxed and happy now because he's old and still alive! Big Grin He knows he should be dead, he even admits it from time to time in interviews. Big Grin
Good to hear, happy for him. Guy's been through a lot, even if he did most of the down to himself. Smilie
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lol at all the vodka critics, according to the nypost 44% of people choose bottom shelf vodka over top shelf vodka in a blind taste test. Which is practically just flipping a coin.

and thats only if you are drinking your vodka straight up... if you are mixing it, even professionals tasters cant tell the difference.

Its all nasty firewater and tastes the same to me (and apparently the same to everyone else too, even if they think otherwise). My ex-GFs mother owned a restaurant and used to fill the grey goose bottles with smirnoff, nobody could ever tell the difference.
The thing is, the definition of vodka is that its 100% grain alcohol with no specific taste or color, with distilled water added to make the proper 80 or 100 proof (or 151+ in the case of everclear). While a single distilled and unfiltered vodka still has significant impurities, a second and third distillation or 3-5 runs through a charcoal filtration system produces nearly pure grain alcohol.

So among triple distilled or triple filtered products, if you can actually taste a difference between one and the next, its either in your head or the manufacturer added something to it that makes it no long classified as vodka. About the main difference is going to be the water used, whether its distilled or not, the mineral content of the water, etc. Buying a higher proof vodka and adding your own good tasting mineral water works well.

So yeah, the costco 'american' vodka at $12-something per 1.75l bottle is as good as any other. People who pay >$20 for a large bottle of vodka are wasting their money.
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The thing is, the definition of vodka is that its 100% grain alcohol with no specific taste or color, with distilled water added to make the proper 80 or 100 proof (or 151+ in the case of everclear). While a single distilled and unfiltered vodka still has significant impurities, a second and third distillation or 3-5 runs through a charcoal filtration system produces nearly pure grain alcohol.

So among triple distilled or triple filtered products, if you can actually taste a difference between one and the next, its either in your head or the manufacturer added something to it that makes it no long classified as vodka. About the main difference is going to be the water used, whether its distilled or not, the mineral content of the water, etc. Buying a higher proof vodka and adding your own good tasting mineral water works well.

So yeah, the costco 'american' vodka at $12-something per 1.75l bottle is as good as any other. People who pay >$20 for a large bottle of vodka are wasting their money.
I thought true vodka was potato based, a la Russian vodka. Or is that a new thing.
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I thought true vodka was potato based, a la Russian vodka. Or is that a new thing.
http://www.foodandbeverageundergr...vodka.html

It is defined by government regulations as a spirit without any distinctive character, aroma, taste or color. Vodka is essentially an un-aged neutral spirit that can be distilled from just about anything fermentable. Although the legendary potato is used in the production of some vodkas, most brands' today, including the imported ones, are made from grain...any grain, including rye, wheat and barley, but principally corn.
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I thought true vodka was potato based, a la Russian vodka. Or is that a new thing.
Historians are mixed on whether the origins of vodka go back to 9th century Russia or 8th century Poland. They do claim that Polish potato vodka produced in the early 19th century got things going.

For me, a straight up (good) potato vodka (ie. Chopin) is the best! Adding anything with alternate flavors as a mixer, don't waste your money, go with Smirnoff or something reasonably priced. Luksusowa is a sleeper, and relatively inexpensive potato vodka!
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#30
y'all are beverage snobs Stick Out Tongue

If you're looking for good bases, just find what you like the most. Start with the moderates (titos, stoli & smirinoff are standard) and then try up when you get a chance. I'm a big fan of the Kirkland French Vodka (the big tall bottle w/ the red plug on the bottom). It's like $27 a handle. On the other hand, I was not a big fan of the $13 American style kirkland vodka that comes in the frosted bottle. Fine for mixing, not great for vodka martinis or vodka-sodas in my opinion.
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