Alright of the recent vodka reviews I have saved the best for last. This vodka was bought simply because of how beautiful the bottle looked. I wanted to buy an iceberg and lo and behold a NH liquor store supplied. I do wish with a name like Anestasia that this was as Russian as Putin himself, but it comes from Oregon.
Alright so last vodka came from potatoes and tasted about as good as eating an eye of a potato, what’s next? Oh Eurotrash. Well shit. However as we say, despite the looks of things like Skyy, the taste is sometimes there. We do have a metric that essentially describes a book by it’s cover but that is 1 of 7 metrics.
Not gonna lie folks but the next few weeks are just vodka’s and whiskies from Scotland and Ireland. All summer was more interesting and seasonal things, but it’s back to doing what we likely do a bit too much of. By which I mean trying to take those large walls of vodka from your local store and tell you why 85% of it should be flat out avoided. Hey speaking of.
Alright enough scotch, back to vodka (we should consider a gin binge). This time we go back once again to my least favorite friend, the bottom shelf. Because when you know you are buying ingredients for russians, the idea of a 10 dollar vodka seems enticing. You remember though that in most cases it may be 10 dollars, but it’s not 10 dollars well spent.
We recently had a vodka from Russia – but this time instead let’s choose one from a more unorthodox location. Ireland. Also this is distilled from grain for those wondering if this was a potato vodka (that’s bigotry). Anyway as you know we tend to mix up St Patrick’s Day and Cinco de Mayo – so hey close enough.
Well then folks continuing our recent trend of “Buffalo reviewing more clear spirits because for a long time this was scotch and bourbon reviews” it’s time for another vodka. I’ve decided to get something a bit more pricey and imported in the hopes that it would be spectacular. But as you can likely tell by my tone, that was not the case.
This vodka angers me, and if you want to know why it’s because this vodka is basically France making a lie. And there are two things I hate: liars, and light beer – which is water that’s lying about being beer. No I’m not saying that France can’t make a good vodka – hell with all the brandy and sacred water they go on about – it should work out fine.
So we’ve always discussed how proximity to Russia for vodka can often be a nice indicator of quality. This is why Ukrainian vodka can be better than Polish (most of the time). However there’s always one thing we ignore in this ruling – what if proximity to Russia can work the other way. While there’s no Alaska vodka in stores that I can find, I did find this vodka from Canada.
I’ve never had vodka from Lithuania, but following the rules that the closer it is to Russia, this should be better than some of the Polish vodkas I’ve had. Taking it straight though is a different matter, because this is yet again another budget vodka review.