*special thanks to kbean, freshmeat, and orphan for hosting and organizing this!
recently some friends and i came together to do a vodka tasting. everyone brought a bottle to try out. in the end we had 17 vodkas representing 11 countries!
dc sports chick was the official sniffer for the event. i believe the double espresso and the pomegranate were her favorite smells.
there was no real way to go about this tasting...so i started to assign numbers from 1 to 5 based on how much i liked it. deciphering my notes after a few tastings has been a bit tricky...but here it goes...russia
stoli (peach): peachy peach, more please! 4
russian standard: smells like a potato, 3
smirnoff (passion fruit): yummy, yum! 5kazakhstan
snow queen: smoother, 4
[i'm not sure what it is smoother than]ukraine
khortytsa (honey and pepper): oh sweet goodness! have mercy on me! 1the netherlands
van gogh (double espresso): delicious, 4sweden
absolut ruby red: tastes just like grapefruit, 3
absolut new orleans (mango and pepper): why is mango and pepper delicious? 4
absolut pears: pear me in the morning! 3
svedka: am i supposed to smell wintermint? 4iceland
reyka: slightly sweet smell, 4
hpnotiq: how do they even pronounce it after a few drinks? 3england
three olives (pomegranate): smells soooo good! 4america
square one: so if it's organic then it must be good for me, 4
kbean's tangerine infused home brew: very strong!, 3israel
peisachovka (kosher): bah! 1
42 below (passion): i like the other passion fruit better, 3favorite flavored vodka:
looks like it's a toss up between the three olives pomegranate (bottle was finished), smirnoff passion fruit (a drop was leftover) [runners up are van gogh double espresso and absolute new orleans]
favorite non-flavored vodka:
reyka (almost finished the bottle) and snow queen (1/4 bottle is left) [runner up are russian standard and svedka]favorite mixed drink:
smirnoff passion fruit with lemonade (HOLY CRAP! it's the most awesome drink out there! i plan to spend my summer drinking this drink)favorite question to ask:
why does mango and pepper represent new orleans?
favorite thing to say after a tasting:
WOOOOO! damn. that was strong. let me try another.
sadly, i was inspired by barney AFTER
the tasting to create a bracket and make a sweet 16 for the vodkas. hmmm...there are a lot of vodkas left. maybe an impromptu vodka bracket tasting is in order...
i get the brackets ready.
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