Monday, March 12, 2012

Presenting the Results of TK's First Annual Vodka Tasting


L-R: Skyy Citrus, Belvedere, Smirnoff, Stolichnaya, Ketel One

CONTROVERSY!!!: I didn't realize I bought Skyy Citrus so when the tasters remarked that Vodka #1 tasted "fruity," I didn't understand. Whoops. Shouldn't have used that one.


Blind tasting. There were three tasters: The Wife, The Sister, and Periqueblend. Each received 1/3 oz of the vodka. The tasters did gave each vodka a score from 1 to 10.


A clear victory for capitalism and wealth! The most expensive vodka, Belvedere, won, with 27 out of a possible 30 points. Second place was Ketel One, with 26 points. Then Smirnoff, with 23 points, Stoli with 18, and finally Skyy Citrus (again, whoops) with 13.


#1 (Skyy)

The Wife: "This has some kind of a fruit taste"
The Sister: "It burns"
Periqublend: "It's sweet or something"

#2 (Smirnoff)

The Wife: "This is the Belvedere"
The Sister: "Now we're talking."
Periqueblend: "Very smooth."

#3 (Ketel One)

The Wife: "No, this one is the Belvedere."
The Sister: "This is better than the last one."
Periqueblend: "I want to do this same thing but with whiskey."

#4 (Stoli)

The Wife: "This is better than the first one."
The Sister: "This is booty. Mid-shelf."
Periqueblend: "Clean. Not that bad."

#5 (Belvedere)

The Wife: "Really smooth. This has to be the Belvedere."
The Sister: "This is good. This is the best one."
Periqueblend: "Is there some kind of fruity thing going on?"


Tamagosan said...

Have you tried Hangar One's Spiced Pear? It is not merely a flavored vodka, but rather happiness in a glass. Doesn't even need ice cubes. Out of control delish. I think it's pricey, but I don't know since my bartender friend just kept feeding it to me and the whole scene ended up in me almost not being able to get into another bar and both my boyfriend and brother agreeing with the bouncer that I was too drunk. Assuming you can master moderation, get some of that stuff on your fancy liquor rotation.

TK said...

I really like Hangar One's vodkas in general. Never tried Spiced Pear. Their kaffir lime vodka is deadly good.