Date: 06-Aug-2005 19:05
Author: Tom V
Subject: The results wasnt very suprising
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Definitely, the best vodka tasting and proclamation by a panel of established experts took place in the New York Times about 6 months ago. After tasting through a bunch of entries the panel came up with it's favorite...Smirnoff 80 proof! I found this exquisitly amusing!! Here are all these obscenely expensive vodkas flooding the market, in fact the guy who invented Grey Goose said the reason he came up with it was because people want to pay more for something because they then feel they are getting true quality, And a panel of respected pallets determines that Smirnoff 80 proof is their #1. I was on the lookout and sure enough the very next week Smirnoff took out 2 full pages in the paper, the first one was a blindfolded bottle as I recall and it asked a leading question, and then when you turned the page there was Smirnoff 80 proof in all it's anointed glory! 1.75 litre is selling in my neighborhood on sale for under $20.00!