25 minute thread - best Vodka -grey goose or Belvedere?

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Headed to the liquor store for 11 am eastern. Anyone have suggestions for the best vodka? Usually a grey goose guy but willing to take some suggestions.
 
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I like belvedere. Tito’s seems to be the most popular by far. Last year at a vegas pool party (R.i.p Vegas pool parties) a bottle of Tito’s was priced more than greygoose despite it costing less at the store because everyone wants Tito’s.
 
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I took a blind taste test at a friends house last year. I was convinced that Tito’s was the best vodka going. Vodka is my drink. I tried them all and loved ordering top shelf. I’m a bad ass like that...:rolleyes:

We set up 4 different vodkas; Tito’s, Smirnoff, Grey Goose and and old bottle of absolute. None of us got any of them right.
And guess which one I was convinced was Tito’s?

yup, Smirnoff

Now that’s all I drink for vodka. It’s much less cost and tastes great. The only trouble I have is buying a plastic bottle, it makes me feel cheap.

but the reality is that theres just really not much of a difference when it comes to vodka.

If you don’t believe me, try it yourself.
 
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A little Vodka trivia.. Costco's Kirkland brand ..per a Costco liquor buyer..Is Grey Goose private labeled.. Best local vodka is V1..Winner of many national/international tasting contests..Hands down..V1 is distributed out of Springfield made in Poland..Limited distribution in Ct.. Best shot to find it is in Mass.. Table and Vine or Yankee Liquors/Spirits..You won't be disappointed..
 
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I read something a while ago about taking any vodka, even cheap stuff, and if you put it though a Brita water filter, it removes any impurities and converts the cheap stuff into as good as any vodka no matter the price. Those vodkas that say "distilled ten times"- that's what the Brita filter does one time. Might not be true, but it sounded plausible.
 
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A little Vodka trivia.. Costco's Kirkland brand ..per a Costco liquor buyer..Is Grey Goose private labeled.. Best local vodka is V1..Winner of many national/international tasting contests..Hands down..V1 is distributed out of Springfield made in Poland..Limited distribution in Ct.. Best shot to find it is in Mass.. Table and Vine or Yankee Liquors/Spirits..You won't be disappointed..
there are two costco vodkas. I like the cheap $9/handle one, I do not like the $15/handle one.
 
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I read something a while ago about taking any vodka, even cheap stuff, and if you put it though a Brita water filter, it removes any impurities and converts the cheap stuff into as good as any vodka no matter the price. Those vodkas that say "distilled ten times"- that's what the Brita filter does one time. Might not be true, but it sounded plausible.
it's true but brita filters are more expensive than just buying better booze.
 
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Tall bottle..No handles.. Different price point than GG.. $35-40 for a bigger bottle.. I believe its their only size for that premium brand..
a handle is a half gallon. doesn't matter if it actually has a handle on the bottle...
 
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a handle is a half gallon. doesn't matter if it actually has a handle on the bottle...
Not hip to that..Guess I'm old school when a handle meant a handle..My bad..I still maintain that the premium brand at Costco ..Costs around 35-40..Will not disappoint you..Usually am buying half gallon bottles..None have handles that I buy.... Back in the day..Gross generalization.. Handles on bottles meant the lower end stuff..There are exceptions to that generalization..LOL..
 
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Ketel then Tito’s for me but you can’t go wrong with the Costco or Sam’s house vodkas, which are very good. The big issue I have with those is that I wouldn’t serve them to guests unless they were close buddies. (Sorry if that’s pretentious)
 

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Isn’t the whole point of vodka to have little taste? I think I read a consumers report study that tried the Brita filtering, it takes multiple trips through fresh filters to reach premium vodka levels.
 

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If you don't care about impressing your friends with the label and just want a cheap but very drinkable vodka I'd suggest Grays Peak.

Also I'd suggest trying the Evan Williams Small Batch 1793 if anyone is looking for a drinkable cheap whiskey.

Both the Grays Peak and the Evan Williams run about $24 for the big 1.75L bottles down here in TN. May be a little more up north, but probably still much cheaper than the big label brands.
 

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