Okay let’s go back to vodka then considering how that rum went. Oh no, it’s another bottom basement shelf review vodka. Ladies and gents – if you are paying 8 bucks for a bottle of a base spirit – I’m sorry but in no way is that possibly a deal – the bottle and shipping is like 8 bucks even in bulk.
See at the intial onset the Russian name is enough to make you think – well okay it’s cheap and bottom shelf, but if it’s Russian it can’t be worse than Gordon’s or Mr. Boston. It is though, and that’s liekly because it was made in Kentucky by a large corporation – who should be shot. (Honestly we like the Suntory Whiskey, but when you buy companies that make this shit, you suck just a little bit more.)
What they Say: “Kamchatka is one of the largest selling vodkas in America. Its smooth, crisp taste makes it excellent year round for entertaining and mixability. ”
Taste: 3.0 – It’s nearly okay but even before the aftertaste turns it’s still pretty bad.
Aftertaste: 1.0 – Holy shit that’s bad.
Burn/Smooth: 2.0 – It’s not as much actual burn, but it’s part that, and part just not going down nicely at all.
Aroma: 3.0 – That smells pretty bad, but it could be worse so – yeah?
Manliness: 2.5 – One of the largest selling in America? Well yeah for hobos and drunks maybe. And one of? You’re not even the pro-choice amongst idiots? This gets some points for being Russian named, and is taken away by being made in Kentucky.
Vodka Tonic: 4.5 – It’s okay.
White Russian: 4.0 – That’s at least a half-decent russian.
Value: 2.0 – While I rate it above the Mr. Boston because it mixes slightly better. I got a nip of this and by virtue of paying I paid too much, and I’d rather take the 8 dollars I would spend, blend it, and drink that.
Google Shop Average: $8
Metric Score: 18.75/70 |+| Metric Average: 2.68 |+| Reviewer Average: 3.0
Final Thoughts: I bought a bunch of random nips in order to not have to buy full bottles of things, and it appears where nips are concerned ‘tiers’ are not as clear cut.