If you’ve never heard or seen of Mr. Boston vodka – I ask that next time you go to a package store to look at the very bottom shelf, and most likely stuffed under the shelf on the floor is Mr. Boston – and it seems for good reason.
I’m fairly certain this directly gave me a headache. As in – I was fine before starting this review, and after I had a headache, and I only used 1/3 of 200mL (Which I have no clue what I’ll do with the rest). As such I worry my opinion score will be a bit biased, but then this won’t be winning many points anywise.
What they Say: “Mr. Boston carries a name known for quality and tradition. Made from the finest ingredients, Mr. Boston Riva Vodka is a premium quality product that is also attractively priced.”
Taste: 3.0 – The taste here is certainly medical-like, no nice cream of hint of other subtle flavors.
Aftertaste: 2.0 – Here it continues that ‘am I drinking disinfect’ vodka taste.
Burn/Smooth: 3.0 – Yes this burns, not the worst – but I now have a little more respect for the bums that drink this straight.
Aroma: 2.5 – I normally need to get in there to give a score on the smell, but jesus this fills the room with that cheap vodka smell, and it’s bad folks.
Manliness: 3.0 – Attractively priced, I feel like Thailand hookers say the same thing. Now we’ve often said that manliness is a broad category meant to encompass everything from a lumberjack to a classy gentlemen. So while a homeless man is certainly a man, I don’t think it gets manly scores.
Vodka Tonic: 4.0 – Normally this is the part where I say, mhmm tonic water. Mr. Boston has ignored that time.
White Russian: 3.0 – It’s mostly hidden, but (went and made a Russian with good vodka to check) – okay ignore that. I thought it was better, but that’s because I just had it straight and by comparison it was much better, but no as a Russian – still bad.
Value: 3.0 – Yeah despite the 8 price tag, if I wanted a headache and cheap vodka, I’d grab a handle of Three Olives and a hammer.
Google Shop Average: $8
Metric Score: 20/70 |+| Metric Average: 2.86 |+| Reviewer Average: 2.5
Final Thoughts: While I realize this is made in Kentucky – as someone who lives near Boston and has friends and family there – I am ashamed to be associated with this in any way.