Finally something that we probably should have reviewed a while ago considering our coverage of vodka. Yes it’s the vodka you see with a name almost synonymous with top-shelf. It’s what the bars carry, what you see in youtube and rap videos, and it’s what we’ve always thought of as – eh I’d rather have Hammer + Sickle. So then finally sitting down and scoring does it hold up?
This week on booze reviews I – BuffaloJern, review a water bottle. Okay so it’s actually vodka inside of a water bottle – but what vodka typically comes with a nalgene and carabineer? Honestly I half expected them to include the words “don’t drink and hike.”
Whasssssssssup? Now seriously people on this limited edition internet, what is in fact going on? Not that I really care though feel free to comment with your responses because I’m merely segwaying into my point which is my feelings on 42 Below Vodka. Which wishes it got 42 points on our scale.
Gentleman this is vodka.
Wait no, wrong intro. Unfortunately it’s not Ketel One again this week. Its Skyy Vodka…no, stop! Don’t go! Tonight on booze reviews: a bear brings by some vodka and mauls some mixed drinks! Not only that, a surprise ending, Skyy vodka is actually pretty good! Oh, whoops, looks like I gave away the whole review in the tag line. I’m going somewhere with this I swear…let’s start over.
While Ketel One isn’t our favorite spirit, not even our favorite vodka we have used more Ketel One in the Buffalo Lounge than any other liquor. Ketel One is our go-to drink for its wide use in Russian, screwdrivers, and tons of other mixed drinks, without sacrificing quality in the least. It is the standard we judge all vodka’s on, namely if you’re not better of comparable than we don’t want to deal with you. This has since changed with Three Olives much ore competitive price, but Ketel One is a good barometer for vodka.
Tonight is a new contender for the Buffalo Lounge’s official vodka that we discovered at PAX East. Normally you don’t think vodka when someone mentions Great Britain, you think of gin; however to make a great gin you must first make good vodka, and then of course do some things with juniper and citrus, but this is about Vodka.
GENTLEMEN! Behold the raw awesome power of Russian Import vodka that is above the “standard” Vodka that when we few men stand in the aisles of liquor stores decide we want something better than the usual. Vodka that warms our hearts and bellies by it’s mere presence and taste. Ladies and Gentlemen, Hammer + Sickle.
Its Vodka week again in booze reviews, and I am the man called Justice and this week I’ll be revealing to you a vodka that turned out to be all balls and no shaft: Effen Vodka (aka Effenol). This hilariously named vodka was provided to use by our guest reviewer this week Jesse, aka “the sweatta vest”. Throw it back and grit your teeth, Effenol is coming your way.
Greetings Honest Booze Readers, today we review a Russian vodka – from Russia. Of course in a few weeks we’ll review a REAL Russian vodka, and not this Kanye West bullshit. For this week though we reviewed Russian Standard Platinum Vodka an imported vodka hailing from where vodka belongs: The Motherland.