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No discussion, I am a fan of Stoli (Stolichnaya - Russian straigth Vodka).

So no suprise, I want to suggest you a perfect version, for those of you who like caramel.
They offer a special version called "salted caramel"
If you have a chance try it ....

Also a good choice, for people who like tasty vodkas, is the peach verson of the absolut vodka.
Serious taste like a peach brand...

A bit special for all you cocos, might be a french vodka.
(yes i did it, serious french... )
If you like the coco taste, and can handle the idea of an french vodka, it´s tasty somehow... i do it tonight and a halve bottle does it´s work, also it´s french...^^)

For all of you having special ideas, of "vudkin" please let me know.
 

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Stoli is also a favourite of ours. The flavours are more natural tasting than some other brands. French Ciroc israther good too.

I use plain Stoli to infuse with horseradish.
 

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Well, today is to say, I survied da Ciroc without headache.
It was fine and tasty.
But it is still french...and a bit expensiver the equal ones, in my opinion ^^

We had a tiny russian store in my small town.
They offerd cheap and standart vodka direct from russia.
Also they explained traditiones and offered typical food around vodka.
Cant remember the names (and evenings^^), but the vodka was typical pure.

Platin stoli is very special, so I use it pure only "for me and sometimes good friends"
But horseradisch is a pervert idea ;-]
In Austria its typical eaten pure to pork meat like "Stelzen" ~ roastet pork knuckle
A Vodka fits to fat meat also, but directly mixed sound strange.
Is it a ready flavour, or do you mix it somehow by yourselve ?

I switched also a lot of cocktails, mean i do some with vodka, so the alkohol taste is not so present.
I hate the taste of white bacardi vor example.
But yes I love good rum also like 7 anno havanna club and above.

Atm I am tasting from sibiria, ukrain, till white russia... it´s my "summer project" to get more experienced ;-]
Because my lady complained about my beer belly, so I had to promise her, to drink less beer ... not less... only less beer I promised ^^

Found an very good sortet online dealer... also with suggestions and more details ..
Also he offers weekly supriese for a monthly fee, but this could be a bit to much for me ;-]

But this link from the former mentioned onlinestore, could fit to our Fan-shop ;-]]
Kalaschnikow Vodka Red Army Set 1,2l
 
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We get Ciroc from Costco and costs about £25 a bottle but supermarkets like Sainsbury’s and Tesco sell it for £35-40!!!

Up here in Scotland we get this stupid minimum unit price for alcohol so we pay extra compared to the rest of the UK. Apparently that will save 400+ lives in Scotland but obviously nobody cares about any lives in England, Wales or Northern Ireland.

I love coffee flavoured liqueurs. Mr Black is my fav but I also like Patron XO Cafe and Illy’s too. We also have a selection of gins with my favourite being Rock Rose.

We still have loads of beer in stock. :D Somewhere around 180 bottles of all styles but many Belgian.

If you are ever near the https://www.belgianbeerfactory.com. It is well worth a visit. It is an Alladin’s cave of beer, if you like beer it is like beer porn with all sorts of sizes, shapes, styles from your common cheap stuff to your really classy stuff.
 

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I'm a big fan of a brand called Belvedere Vodka which is Polish. They do various styles but my favourite is unfiltered and with diamond rye which is quite expensive. Only had a handful of times but it's amazing. The bottle is stunning too.

 
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Is there a difference between plain vodkas? Just wondering as I would have thought that one vodka would be the same as another. For flavoured vodkas there is definitely a quality difference - some use flavourings but other infuse the vodka. I infuse vodka with grated horseradish for a couple of weeks and that gives it a warming, reasonably strong flavour but does look as though someone has done the dishes in it!

With gins you do get a lot of variations and it does depend on what local ingredients they have.
 

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Probbaly a daft question, is there a difference between plain vodkas?

I guess that the quality of ingredients would make a difference in the same way it does with beer. But I would have thought the distillation process would have equalled it out.
 

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Probbaly a daft question, is there a difference between plain vodkas?

I guess that the quality of ingredients would make a difference in the same way it does with beer. But I would have thought the distillation process would have equalled it out.
I think premium vodkas what are distilled and filtered several times are good ones. Try cheapest hobo vodka and you can taste and feel difference in your stomach later. Premium stuff is smoother and dont make you throw up. Russian Standard and Finlandia are maybe best ones i know, they are about 25€ 0,7L here.

Still no drinking. Talking only with earlier experience. :angelic:

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Here if vodka for you. :D

https://cdn.bmstores.co.uk/images/hpcProductImage/imgFull/327493-Glens-Vodka-35cl.jpg
 

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Wow, Scar, we pay between 10 and 15 EUR for 0,7 of that "supermarket" vodkas, like above named...

And yes, Glen, effekt is the same after the third, that "awsome shiver without" is gettin better ;-]
But serious, I also think it´s not only a fuller and smoother taste, I also have less headache or bad stomach.

I learned in the past smoking was the biggest influenz for headache, while drinking.
Also drinking only one sort...and surley less then in my youth, helps most.
Pure is the best, my stomach don´t like Caipirina or other sour things.

Sometimes I only drink water and taste a quality vodka besides.
As I was young I skipped the realy not to underestimate waterdrinking or replaced it with beer^^

If I start with my old btfz clan on friday with beer and vodka, I am ill till Sunday now...
I eralier times, we went on on saturdays and don´t care about...

Somehow it´s good we did not went on that style ;-]
 

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Vodka is my number two drink after Guinness and there is a difference.
A nice Vodka slides down very smoothly, the cheap ones scratch on the way down.
Just back from Menorca and boy do they have some scratchy stuff over there. :vomit:
 

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Wow, Scar, we pay between 10 and 15 EUR for 0,7 of that "supermarket" vodkas, like above named...
Here in Finland everything is expensive becouse of taxes included to price. Alcohol, cigarettes, fuel, electricity etc have most high taxes, about 70% of price is tax. Even food and regular every day stuff have something like 24% tax.
 

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We have extra tax in Scotland. There is a minimum cost per unit. Whilst I accept that it may save peoples lives I would like to know who gets the extra (tax?) money and also it is one of those things that affects everyone who doesn't drink excessively. I have drunk lots in the past so I am not being judgemental about anyone's drinking.

We generally only drink flavoured vodkas as a long drink but there are some that are nice neat.
 

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I will drink dry drinks, untill I have to be a dry alcoholican! ^^

Yes, a good (aged) scotch is also expensive here.
To blame myselve, this wasnt´t a problem for me, not to empty a bottle in the past with good friends ;-}

But yes, there is a little truth, therefore all inclusiv hollidays I try to prevent.
Because I eat and drink to much then, but mostly only in the first week...

Total ugly is the carabeean, sometimes with rum before midday...
Yaw, coconut water pure? I have no clue how it may taste...^^


Atm I optimize the Moscow Mule reciept:

It´s quite fresh on hot days, but I double the vodka part, to have a feedback.
(It´s lousy to drink or to shoot with something, you cant feel ^^)
Also I lower the lemon part, not to provocate my stomach, if I may drink more then one ... which was never the case in the past...I promise lol

For mixed drinks russian standard e.g. works right.
Pure I prefer Stoli, or besides a beer, to nip the salted & caramel version.

This version by the way is also perfect to be added with the same kind of ice cream!
We had so much fun with the kids in the garden last time...
Dude ! All mothers had a lot HägenDaz with Stoli - allways the salted caramel version - damn this knowledge 10 years erlier.... no kids... and hot n drunken chiccas ^^
The MILF aspect isn´t bad, but there is an effort to consume also, wich also isn´t bad ... who cares about the next day ;-]
Probably the best replay on next day is like Smith n Wesson, I am not guilty, I only offered a choice ^^
(For gamers; Sorry, hostile down ^^)

But serious, try it!
May sound a bit poor, but those ladys havent had that fun since weeks ^^

PS: ...me? nah, no comment....will send photos, if you have a credit card...priceless ^^
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lol
 

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We have a few bottles of salted caramel Stoli in stock. :D

Stoli was always our favourite brand but few stores are stocking the flavoured ones now. In fact many supermarkets do very few flavoured vodkas at all - maybe they are not fashionable at the moment? Ciroc is about £35 in supermarkets but Costco and Makro do it for £24. Either the Eurotunnel trips to Calais or ferry across to Amsterdam also saves a lot of £s with 1l bottles being about £20.

There is a definite increase in the number of small batch gins though. A lot of distilleries have started to vodka and gins as well as whisky. I’m not a fan of whisky but the lowland malts are OK.

Craft beers here tend to be around the £1.80 to £2.30 price. Something like Chimay Blue can be £3.50+ so when Eurotunnel is £20 return it can cover the cost with savings on 20 bottles of beer.