Three months since I bottled, in the Hibiki bottle, a homemade mixing of Hibiki 17/Taketsuru 12/ Black Nikka Special/Nikka from the barrel/Scapa 16/Macallan 15/ Coal Ila 12/Laphroaig 10 remnants.
I tried it once, a couple of weeks after mixing it, and the Laphroaig & Coal Ila were suppressing the others' flavours, but this time it felt really whole. The smell is strong, a bit weaker than the stronger I smelt/tasted (that would be a Kawasaki 1982 bottled in 2011), but it's really enjoyable. Now the taste has become quite unique, with an aftertaste that recalls the (L. + C.I.) but also the Nikka from the barrel. I think the Scapa & the Macallan helped a lot to smooth the mix. Heck, it feels really good .
Cheers everyone .
I have a question about vodka: Is it supposed to be odorless and tasteless? From what I've heard you get a taste from regular, cheap vodka, whilst good quality vodka has a taste that's hardly noticeable. What is a good vodka brand? Usually I drink Eristoff which is pretty good though I normally only drink the flavoured varieties. I heard Smirnoff isn't so great, though I don't really drink it anymore. And what's a good way to prepare vodka? I heard you're supposed to keep it in a freezer.
Vodka is not supposed to be odorless and tasteless. Granted very few people know what it is supposed to taste like. I like drinking it but I can't say I know much about it. from what I have read the issue is so weird that apparently there even is little benefit between buying a expensive and a cheap one. I remember reading a few articles about people being asked which vodka they preferred between a expensive and a cheaper one and generally they picked the cheap one.
I usually buy the cheaper vodka (whilst staying away from stuff like Jeltzin as every time you drink a shot of Jeltzin a panda dies) but I can't say I have much basis for my decision apart from the fact that I think it taste almost the same as the more expensive ones and that I'm a student so I don't want to spend all my money on liquor.
Y U NO SELL CHEAP ALCS?
Let the Russian answer this question.
First of all, why on hell's earth would you people want to buy cheap vodka in first place? Want hungover much? -.-
Secondly, vodka is far from tasteless, at least not the good brands. The taste varies from bit nutty to slightly milky. If you drink it without mixing it with all kind of juices or sodas of course. -.-;
A good vodka you can easily recognize when you drink, it in fact appears that it's not burning your throat when drinking a cup. Unfortunately this law is not helping you in the beverage store. Brands I would highly recommend are the Russian Standard, Parliament, uhm there are not many other good ones exporting from Russia but if you see 5 Ozer, it's not bad too. From the American brand, which most likely are easier to get Skyy Vodka and Three Sixty are my favourites - rest is pretty much crap.
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The only one of those I have tried is sky. I normally prefer that one but for some reason people around me usually go for absolute or Smirnoff. How about grey goose though?
Like the French one? Never tried yet. You?
I think it is pretty good and while it is obviously pricier I am no vodka connoisseur. Thats why I was asking lol.
I actually had a blast during the holidays because of the alcohol. I was in a country where alcohol was banned, so I didn't drink for two straight months. When I finally hit it, I was drunk immediately.
And geez, the things I did
I learned the hard way, and my new year's resolution now is to NEVER DRINK AGAIN (with the exception of wine/champagne).
I realized I should never be drunk on my own (i.e. no personal attendant to look after me while drinking). I go really crazy and do crazy stuff that I end up regretting. and I'm getting old for it. If left alone to roam freely (while drunk) I am on a path of doom.
And thanks you other guys too! Oh, and I think that by tasteless and oderless it means that easy to mix with other drinks and that it doesn't leave that much of an odor in your breath.
too much wodka and a lil bit beer
we started at 7.30 pm and finished at 3.30 am
somehow i feel now very tired
that was an awesome birthday
*sigh* It has been two freaking weeks since I had me a glass of wine.
Speaking of which, anyone here who lives in Fort worth, TX know where I can find some places that sells fantastic wine?
I forgot about this topic... I'm on vacation and I've been drinking like crazy in the last weeks , while I usually drink less than 3 times a month.
But I'm sober for 6 days now, It IS something on this CRAZY vacations.
Anyway, about vodka... I usually drink Sky on my class parties(Smirnioff too), it's good and affordable. The guys over here usually goes crazy about Absolut, but it's too expensive for college students like me.