Date: 09-Aug-2005 03:42
Author: Bryan Loofbourrow Email
Subject: There are differences
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I'm not really much for vodka these days, and when I do have it, I have it seriously chilled. Room-temperature vodka sounds like a gross idea. But back when I did occasionally drink vokda, which was before the expensive-vodka era, I certainly noticed some differences. Smirnoff had a medicinal taste that I really disliked. Regular Stoly had it to a lesser extent. The fancy (meaning $24/750ml then) black-label Stoly didn't have it, nor did Absolut. So I mostly picked Absolut.
The real issue for me was not so much whether one could notice differences (yes), but whether even the best imaginable vodka would be all that exciting. Maybe with caviar...