16 reviews of Moskovskaya
Reviewer: Timppa | Score: 5
Even though it is sually overshadowed by its sister, Stolichnaya, Moskovskaya is still THE Russian vodka. And this is so because (1) it is made of rye, the most traditional vodka ingredient in Russia and Poland (see Wyborowa), without added spices, and (2) it is still made in accordance with the recommendations coming from the great Mendeleyev (the "Moscovite standard").
Moskovskaya's sweetness is genuine, not, like is the case with Stoli, due to the added sugar (oh, yes ... the famous Stoli, being made of wheat, needs some extra sugar).
A remarcable, traditional Russian vodka.
The real stuff.
Reviewer: Bogdan Petculescu | Score: 5
After a recent trip to Moscow, conducted a taste test with Moskovskaya Crystall, Russian Standard Platinum, Absolut and Grey Goose. Moskovskaya and Russian Standart came in a close #1 & #2, respectively. Both have a sweet bouquet, excellent taste and smooth finish, no burn...and no hangover. Absolut and Grey Goose were #3 and #4, repsectively, both having much less smooth taste and "burning" finish. Many friends in Russia also recommend either Mosko Crystall or Russian Standard as "best" Russian Vodka
Reviewer: Tim | Score: 5
Very nice vodka- fair price. More chahacter then Absolut- less biting. Classy.
Not totally neutral as many domestic vodka's are- has a nice warm, but smooth taste- with a bit of flair, as is typical of eastern european vodka's can be.
Reviewer: Peter | Score: 4
Excellent from the freezer. My pick over Stoli. Bottle design is not flashy, yet its quiet, straight to the point dignity is very appealing - gotta love that off-green label.
Reviewer: Pavlo | Score: 4
We had a taste test of Crystal, Stoli, Moskovskaya, Blue Ice, Skyy, Ketel One, and a few others. Moskovskaya is up there with the best. And the price at Trader Joe's makes it a big sleeper.
Reviewer: DaIsh | Score: 5
Excellent vodka, not my absolute favourite, but still right up there. It's got a smooth, almost sweet, but still neutral taste, with none of the harshness you find in many bad vodkas. Considering the rather low price, it's excellente value for money - highly recommended!
Reviewer: Julian | Score: 5
I love this stuff, but trader joe's stopped carrying it! Does anyone know of a place that sells it?
Reviewer: James | Score: 5
A very good vodka for the price (TJ's $7.99/L)... very refined, slightly sweet, clean finish. I'll find out about the possibility of a hangover tomorrow hah (drink plenty of water!). There is still plenty stocked Moskovskaya at the TJs in Vegas (Decatur).
Reviewer: Chris Smith | Score: 4
If you live in Minneapolis, MN, you can find Moskovskaya at Surdy's in the $12 range. Thumbs up.
Reviewer: plaidBeard | Score: 4
Sharp charcoal nose, medicinal sour body with notes of rough wheat and olive, long unpolished finish. This vodka, similar to Stoli (but certainly a worse finished product) in distillation, suffers from a grand lack of filtration, and a natural character that doesn't hold up well to naked tasting. As a budget brand, there are worse, but there are definitely better.
Reviewer: Christropher Home Cutler | Score: 1
Picked up a bottle on a recent visit to Budapest and enjoyed it riding a boat down the Danube!
Reviewer: Mike | Score: 1
Warm nose, bright palate of orange zest, warm grain and slight hint of whole pepper, sweet, medium finish. This review would be in place of my other one for Moskovskaya. I believe I have made an error, and had written of the wrong make last time. This one is quite exceptional for it's price !
Reviewer: Christropher Home Cutler | Score: 4
much similar to the black stalion available here. it's got a bit and is unappologetic which i like. there's actually taste here at a very low price.
Reviewer: EsocLucius | Score: 4
One of the world's best vodkas. Definitely recommended after each drink eat bread with in red peppers pickled Pig Jowls. Its great!!!!
Reviewer: Michal | Score: 5
For me this is my favorite basic vodka. You can't go wrong with some moskovskaya I think
Reviewer: philip | Score: 5