Originally Posted by Colebatch
Totally agree ... Big difference.
GregMo : Russian vodka is brutal ... it makes you wince when you slam it down. Even the super expensive top of the line Russian stuff.
Polish vodka is smooth as silk. A mid tier Polish vodka trumps a top tier Russian vodka any day. You slam one down and you wait for your throat to jump out and slap you in the face (as it does with Russian vodka) but it doesnt.
Try a Zubrowka bison grass vodka from Poland.... chill it in the freezer, and take a shot. Its as good as vodka gets
weird, I've had the exact opposite experience. The worst vodka I've ever had was in Warsaw (the whole day moving between meetings in the board room and meetings in the bathroom) whilst the best I've had was in Moscow (Russian Standard) - brought to the table in a wine cooler, chilled to perfection, smoother than Sean Connory's 007. The trouble I found is that it changes - Russian Standard was awesome from 2000 to about 2007 and then something changed...for the worse. Now I need to find something else :(