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Judy Bobalik

Since I drink mine with tonic, I'm not worried about the status vodkas or willing to pay extra to be able to order a Grey Goose and tonic.
Years ago I had Seagram's Triple Distilled and thought that was good (with tonic)

Professor Cocktail

I don't drink vodka tonics, but I suspect that 99% of people couldn't tell the difference between Sobieski & Tonic and Grey Goose & Tonic.


really - Stoli? huh... I'll have to give it another run then.


I am afraid we will have to agree to disagree to a certain extent. I agree on the overmarketing hype of brands like Grey Goose, but I've never cared much for Sobieski. I've tried Sobieski, Svedka, Tito's, Finlandia, Ruskova and countless others. Sobieski is smooth and sweet, but yet bitter and too much enthanol taste for my linking. As a martini drinker, my view on vodka is probably a bit different than most people. I prefer something a little darker and with a little more overall flavor. I've rated a few for what it's worth: http://productreviewratings.com/category/alcohol/vodka/

Jędrzej Zawadzki

Dear Professor !

I'm from Poland and I have to say that the way of drinking vodka You've mentioned above is natural for my people too. It should be cold, almost oily. It's good to have some pickle, ham and bread with or instead the chaser. Also goes well with hot food like pork chops, sauerkraut-and-meat stew, and many others. For completely different taste You should try J.A. Baczewski Vodka wich is made form... potatos - and it's excelent !

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