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To date, our members have added 2716 reviews of 299 vodkas. Here are the most recent:

Russian Standard

It grows on you and it's very, very good. A truely lovely aftertaste as well!
Reviewer: Henry Cobb | Review this vodka


Yet another vodka from France, a country that's extending its shelf presence in the vodka area day by day. Pinnacle is a wheat vodka, and a very good one. The texture is almost silky, the taste grainy and a bit sweet, with fresh aromas. It's a smooth, very drinkable vodka with a rather short finish. A la votre!
Reviewer: Bogdan Petculescu | Review this vodka

Three Olives

Vodka from England? Well... yes, and a very nice one! A wheat vodka (of course) that is rather neutral on the nose, with a sweet, grainy note on the palate. The finish is dry and a bit spicy - quite pleasant. Well done, gentlemen!
Reviewer: Bogdan Petculescu | Review this vodka

Kryshtal Present

Here's a grain vodka from Belarus - I thought I would try it, having had no experience with Belorussian vodka. Not much to notice, apart from the strange claim that it is filtered through silicone (whatever that means). The grainy taste is rather faint, and the finish bitter and unpleasant.
Reviewer: Bogdan Petculescu | Review this vodka

Grey Goose

Grey Goose is not a bad vodka - on the contrary, it's a fine one. Unfortunately it's also a very expensive vodka, so the question is: is it worth paying twice the usual vodka price for this drink? In my opinion it is not. Again, it's not a bad vodka: it has nice wheat flavour, good texture and balance, and a surprisingly short and pleasant finish, but those attributes don't make it twice as good as Absolut or Russian Standard (to remain in the wheat vodka category).
Reviewer: Bogdan Petculescu | Review this vodka

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Paul E. Richardson
Tags: tasting, process, brands
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The Little Water of Life
The Little Water of Life

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Tags: history, alcoholism, tsars, Soviets
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Tags: zakuski, meals, entertaining
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Sure, vodka is great to drink. But did you know it also has myriad medicinal, home-improvement and cleaning uses?

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