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Nameless
(01-13-2008, 07:46 PM)
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My cousin and I bought a bottle of cheap ass McCormick's vodka yesterday and while we've had it in the past, something is definitely up with this bottle judging by the smell and taste. I poured some on to a t-shirt and took a sniff and it really hit me like rubbing alcohol.

Is this just the nature of cheap liquor which I'm just not taking notice to, or did I actually take double shot of rubbing alcohol!?
Defcon
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(01-13-2008, 07:47 PM)
Yep, that sounds like cheap Vodka. Smirnoff's is just as bad. Vodka in general is some vile shit.
Christopher
(01-13-2008, 07:51 PM)
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My friend, have you ever had everclear shots? My god that had to be the nastiest thing ever freshman.
Seth C
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(01-13-2008, 07:52 PM)
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Stick to Svedka. It is both cheap and good (as vodka goes, anyway).
Dante
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(01-13-2008, 07:53 PM)
Sounds about right.
NomarTyme
(01-13-2008, 07:55 PM)
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Wrong thread.
Patrick Bateman
(01-13-2008, 07:55 PM)
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Don't drink it or you end up like this guy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLDerwaXZDg
pxleyes
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(01-13-2008, 07:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by Defcon

Yep, that sounds like cheap Vodka. Smirnoff's is just as bad. Vodka in general is some vile shit.

Smirnoff is a classic.

Stoli is where it is at though.
Wellington
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(01-13-2008, 07:58 PM)
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Cryptozoologist
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(01-13-2008, 08:00 PM)
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[IMG]http://i15.************/6ptvslu.jpg[/IMG]

This is where it's at!

Smirnoff is good, Stoli is by far the best of the cheap.
RumpledForeskin
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(01-13-2008, 08:02 PM)

Originally Posted by Nameless

I poured some on to a t-shirt and took a sniff and it really hit me like rubbing alcohol.

Is that some kinda ghetto test for alcohol authenticity?
Visualante
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(01-13-2008, 08:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by RumpledForeskin

Is that some kinda ghetto test for alcohol authenticity?

More a test to see if it will dissolves your shirt before it dissolves the insides your throat.

Normally I'm cool with bad spirits but Vodka is pretty much the worst unless you're cold and have nothing else.
Phobophile
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(01-13-2008, 08:35 PM)
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Lionheart1827
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(01-13-2008, 08:47 PM)
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So good.:D
K.Jack
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(01-13-2008, 08:47 PM)
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Take no shorts. Accept no imitations. Settle for no less.
whytemyke
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(01-13-2008, 08:48 PM)
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get some popov blue label. i was doing screwdrivers with it, got carried away, and then started battle rapping while chugging from the bottle :lol


man. my advice is to never dust off a fifth of 100 proof vodka, because you will want to die soon thereafter. :(
Juice
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(01-13-2008, 08:53 PM)
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If you're looking to drink it in shots or to make martinis, I like Grey Goose. It's got a really distinct bite to it that makes it less suited for sweet mixed drinks.
Juice
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(01-13-2008, 08:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by Visualante

More a test to see if it will dissolves your shirt before it dissolves the insides your throat.

Normally I'm cool with bad spirits but Vodka is pretty much the worst unless you're cold and have nothing else.

I dunno, have you ever had well-class Scotch? Eww...
The Lamonster
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(01-13-2008, 08:57 PM)
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Dolphin
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(01-13-2008, 09:25 PM)

Originally Posted by Klaxon

Don't drink it or you end up like this guy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLDerwaXZDg

Haha, I looked at that and found this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YG3v5...eature=related
Incredible!
perryfarrell
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(01-13-2008, 09:27 PM)
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Pour it through a Britta filter. Seriously, it'll taste a lot better.
Ferrio
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(01-13-2008, 09:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by perryfarrell

Pour it through a Britta filter. Seriously, it'll taste a lot better.

According to mythbusters it'll taste better, but far from "a lot better".
Escape Goat
(01-13-2008, 09:37 PM)
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doesnt get much worse than dark eyes and skol
"God's Beard!"
(01-13-2008, 09:50 PM)
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MMM... Skyy Melon
Scopebob Sniperpants
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(01-13-2008, 10:22 PM)
Mamesj
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(01-13-2008, 10:26 PM)
that's McCormick's vodka for you. why would you buy a $10 fifth? :lol
speculawyer
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(01-13-2008, 10:28 PM)
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dude ... make sure it is not methyl-alcohol . . . that shit can kill you. Literally.
okno
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(01-13-2008, 10:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by Wellington

Some of my favorite vodka, oh it's so good. So smooth, so tasty, so awesome.

I've learned my lesson with cheap vodka, and it's just not worth it to buy cheap shit. Vodka is one of those things where you kind of need the good stuff or else you're just going to hate yourself later.

My top picks are:
Belvedere (#1)
Grey Goose
Finlandia
Ketel One
ItAintEasyBeinCheesy
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(01-13-2008, 10:30 PM)
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You have drunk rubbing alcohol? someone needs some AA :lol

"Can we atleast have some rubbing alcohol for our wounds"
tedtropy
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(01-13-2008, 10:34 PM)
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Hah, a quick gander into Ted's freezer and what do we find...

[IMG]http://i11.************/7waf62t.jpg[/IMG]

Sure it's cheap, smells like rubbing alcohol, and likely tastes terribly on its own, but as strictly a cocktail vodka it does the job and doesn't seem that awful. It's the vodka for a man drinking on a budget.
Flesh Into Gear
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(01-13-2008, 10:39 PM)


ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTES
Visualante
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(01-13-2008, 10:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by Juice

I dunno, have you ever had well-class Scotch? Eww...

I drunk a quarter of a bottle straight in a night a few months back. It was good stuff, though so I drunk it appreciatively and shared a further quarter. :)
Macam
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(01-13-2008, 11:25 PM)
That's McCormick's for ya (and cheap vodka in general). I'd be weary of it unless you can't afford anything better and/or enjoy nasty hangovers.
Kosma
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(01-13-2008, 11:27 PM)
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If the Wodka ain't Polish you probably shouldn't be drinking it.
Suburban Cowboy
(01-13-2008, 11:42 PM)

Originally Posted by oo Kosma oo

Wodka

That's just obnoxious
chaostrophy
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(01-13-2008, 11:44 PM)
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As nasty as cheap vodka can be, cheap gin is even worse. Stay far away from that stuff.
Scopebob Sniperpants
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(01-13-2008, 11:45 PM)

Originally Posted by Flesh Into Gear

http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x85/dnoreika/zf452ca7.jpg

ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTES

Kudos on the filtration knowledge. It's MANDATORY practice for anyone who loves plastic bottle vodka. After a few passes, everything tastes like Grey Goose.
polg
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(01-14-2008, 12:05 AM)
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Ether_Snake
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(01-14-2008, 12:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by oo Kosma oo

If the Wodka ain't Polish you probably shouldn't be drinking it.

Are you kidding? I have some (Wyborowa), and if any Vodka deserves the rubbing alcohol tag, it's Polish Vodka. It gets good reviews, but hey, Vodka to me is supposed to taste like this. Still, it's really damn close to rubbing alcohol.
Gibous
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(01-14-2008, 12:55 AM)

Originally Posted by Ferrio

According to mythbusters it'll taste better, but far from "a lot better".

Fuck MythBusters. I've done it and it did taste a lot better. I filtered it about 4 times though.
tedtropy
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(01-14-2008, 12:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by Gibous

Fuck MythBusters. I've done it and it did taste a lot better. I filtered it about 4 times though.

Probably more placebo effect than anything. Most people generally agree it's less trouble and still tastes better to just get higher-shelf stuff.

Yes my avatar my indicate some bias. :D
JzeroT1437
(01-14-2008, 01:01 AM)
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Absolut. The only vodka.
Gibous
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(01-14-2008, 01:07 AM)

Originally Posted by tedtropy

Probably more placebo effect than anything. Most people generally agree it's less trouble and still tastes better to just get higher-shelf stuff.

Yes my avatar my indicate some bias. :D

No, I can assure you it is not the placebo effect. The difference was night and day.

It's all well and good to buy the better stuff in the first place, I always do, but if you already have bad vodka, you may as well use it.
Ynos Yrros
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(01-14-2008, 01:19 AM)

Originally Posted by JzeroT1437

Absolut. The only vodka.

Got crappy as of late. Belvedere and Finland are the way to go, and Danska too (comes in aluminium flask). You can trust me, I'm a barman who tastes before serving :).
SaggyMonkey
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(01-14-2008, 01:22 AM)
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This thread reminds me of this site: http://www.bumwine.com/
Wraith
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(01-14-2008, 01:27 AM)

Originally Posted by Scopebob Sniperpants

Svedka had the exact same problem as the OP's. I bought it once and it tasted and smelled exactly like rubbing alcohol.
Raw64life
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(01-14-2008, 01:37 AM)
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Bartons is easily the worst vodka I've ever had the misfortune of consuming.
Manmademan
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(01-14-2008, 02:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ferrio

According to mythbusters it'll taste better, but far from "a lot better".

it depends on how much you run it through the filter, really. Vodka is never going to taste like fruit juice, but from personal experience running shit vodka through a filter gets rid of the rubbing alcohol smell and a lot of the bad aftertaste.

you can actually SEE a difference between filtered and unfiltered also- filtered looks clear like water- cheap vodka looks like there's...something..swirling around in there.

true story: threw a party a couple of years back, forgot we had a brita pitcher full of vodka in the fridge. Drunk girl gets thirsty, grabs the pitcher and pours a nice, tall glass. My roomie spots her, yells "wait, don't do it! that's vodka!"

She takes a big whiff of the (filtered) vodka she just poured, CANT SMELL A THING so decides he was full of it and takes a BIG gulp. Seconds later she's blowing chunks all over my kitchen :lol :lol
Timedog
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(01-14-2008, 02:35 AM)
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Nothing is worse than 3 star. I don't even know how 3 star is legal.
onadesertedisland
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(01-14-2008, 03:23 AM)
monopolova is good and cheap, made with potatoes

i hate titos

skyy is good for domestic

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