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The distilled spirit that outsells Vodka 3 to 1 globally is ready to take on America.

While Soju is the highest selling liquor category in the world, this clear vodka-like distilled spirit has hardly made a dent in the U.S. ...more

De La Ron Ultra Premium Vodka Review

Apparently De La Ron has quite a few irons in the proverbial fire. They are actually a cosmetics company and they produce clothing and are into modeling as well as producing vodka ...more

George’s Rants & Raves: Ketel One Regular & Oranje Vodka

It literally seems like a thousand years ago that super premium vodka brands launched, even though I know it was really in my lifetime -not that I’m all that old. ...more

George’s Rants & Raves: ZU (Zubrowka) Vodka

A couple of weeks ago my editor emailed me and told me I would be getting a bottle of ZU Vodka to try. ZU? Sounds African! African vodka, who ever heard of such a thing? ...more

George’s Rants & Raves: Russian Standard Gold Vodka

Well, Waddya know, there seems to be a new category being developed in ultra high end Vodka! ...more

George’s Rants and Raves: Russian Standard Vodka

The black label with the large Cyrillic letters on the frosty white bottle proudly proclaimed “Russian Standard” vodka and, oh yes, it also indicated it was 80 proof and distilled and bottled in Russia. This was a quite simple, straightforward and no nonsense approach and as practical as wearing Ermine in Siberia on a cold winter’s day. Quite “Russian” I mused. I wonder what they really meant by “standard”? Could it be the standard by which all others are judged or was it the standard drink of Russia? There was only one practical way to tell for sure. ...more

George’s Rants & Raves: Van Gogh PB&J Vodka Review

  • Posted July 9, 2012
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  • in category Wine
Somehow, I mistakenly came to the conclusion that there was a limit to what could be distilled and the flavors that any distillate could and should be imbued with. I have recently learned that I was horribly wrong on both counts. ...more

George’s Rants and Raves: Vision Vodka

  • Posted July 9, 2012
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  • in category Wine
Holy cow, lately it seems that I am getting new Vodkas almost every day. I am really beginning to wonder how the marketplace can sustain this much product? After all, there are over 2,500 brands of Scotch, 1,100 Tequilas and I’m willing to bet you that global production of vodka probably hovers around 7,000 brands of Vodka. That figure is easily achieved if you realize that almost every country in the world produces some sort of Vodka and there are multiple producers in most countries and those producers distill a number of flavored vodkas. Do the math, and you’ll come up with a number close to mine. ...more

With vodka homemade beverages can truly obtain great heights

If your hobby is to try and savor distinct kinds of alcohols and spirits, and if you certainly like to prepare these heady drinks at home then with vodka homemade beverages can really reach great heights. Vodka is a hard spirit that is quite fun to prepare and even more fun to sip it along with your good friends. ...more