Rob has contributed 12 reviews
Simply put,to this newcomer vodkaphile,this is excellent vodka: a nice balance of smoothness, with some subtle substance. I like it straight from the freezer, or on ice to lengthen the experience. A fine Scandinavian vodka-Blasts Swedens'popular seller out of the water. Continous distillation, midnight sun six-row barley (not your usual rye or wheat), and glacial spring water-they all go into it. My "white reindeer" nectar; and costs much less than the "goose". Try for yourself.
Super smooth, almost buttery. Great taste of just pure vodka (not too dry or too sweet, with no objectionable tastes). Perfectly neutral smell. Leaves a feeling like a warm afterglow. Truly different than all the rest; dare say, The Finest.
Interesting vodka: water purer than big name bottled water, first legal vodka distilled and bottled in Iceland-so their site says;pot still from Grants' of Scotland(like Titos, etc.). Bottom line an excellent refreshing, very crisp vodka. Recommended.
I've had many a fine vodkas. But, after you weed out the really poor examples, a good vodka can be a ZYR, Titos, etc., etc; it really is a matter of taste or variety. After much tasting, I went back and tried some Luksusowa, and it really strikes me as exceptional. As mentioned, it is smooth, creamy, and has a certain mellowness. Irrespective of its relatively low price, it's a gem of a vodka and rates a 5. Try it with an open mind, and you may, like I, have found the perfect spirit for everyday or special occasions.
Fantastic martini "wodka". Very dry,clean and sharp straight. Just bought 1 liter $12.99 U.S. at Canadian Duty Free store.
A good example of Russian vodka- named after Russian President, Vladimir Putin. Made by "Moscow Distillery Cristall", who, I believe also makes superb Cristall vodka at about twice the price, not quite twice as good though. (Cristall used to be labeled "Stolichnaya Cristall"- as best I can figure out!). Unlike above reviewer, here in eastern U.S. a liter of Putinka vodka is very reasonably priced at about $16/liter.
Super smooth potatoe vodka from Idaho. Continuous distallation, glacier water, then charcoal/garnet filtered. Smoothest, mellow, no bite vodka I've had- a real sleeper that ranks with the best.
Odessa vodka from the Ukraine. About $16.99 U.S. for 1.75 liters. Great value for money, and balanced taste earns it a 5.0. While not as smooth as Zyr (yes I gave it a 5.0 awhile ago, but now prefer a vodka with a little "edge"), and not as rough as Keitel One (great body but truly a bit caustic), at least you know you are drinking something other than water or turpentine. Fits right in the middle of all vodkas- and to me, not a bad place to be. Just enough body for a nice martini.
Tito's Handmade Vodka
Smooth and creamy to start, slight pepper taste, no antiseptic taste or smell, goes down quickly turning into a warm glow to let you know you are drinking something. Appreciate the lack of hangover inducing cogeners. Superb,one of my favorites,and only costs $16 for 1 liter.
Nice middle range vodka. Not spectular, but beeter than many. Able to drink straight or can stand up as a mix. A good solid buy.
If your a gin drinker and martini lover, this is a vodka you may like. Gin is prone to upset my stomach; I like the body and complexity of it, but end up liking a vodka with some body, ie. harshness. This has it. Maybe a bit to harsh. Pretty good martini- but I prefer a vodka one step smoother, but not like water- like Odessa Vodka.
I just can't get the past the overwhelming antiseptic odor and taste of the bottle of Monopolowa I just bought. This was a potato vodka from Austria, and I have had Luksusowa from Poland which I find quite drinkable and decent, so it is not the potato base.