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Scientists identify basis of preference for vodka brands?

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Re: Scientists identify basis of preference for vodka brands?

Postby Sbeghan » Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:48 pm

This would be nice if it didn't sound like pseudoscience. Hydrates I could buy, but its awfully close to homeopathy. So if you put these hydrates on the rocks (melt water into them), or mix with cranberry juice, or do anything to them, don't you think that you would disrupt them instantly? Also, why would some brands have them and some others not? It would imply adjunct molecules but it doesn't talk about that.

I call BS. My only preference is how clean it is and that my friends is why I only drink pure grain-alcohol and rain water.
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Re: Scientists identify basis of preference for vodka brands?

Postby mikejwoodnz » Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:07 pm

minime wrote:
kenfyoozed wrote: Dont see many sippin vodka straight.


My old blacksmith does. He doesn't want the horses to know he's drinking...................

And that's exactly what he told me on more than one occasion. :screwy:


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Re: Scientists identify basis of preference for vodka brands?

Postby Zymurgy Bob » Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:05 pm

kenfyoozed wrote:Mythbuster tried this vodka challenge. They have a snob come in and he could tell the difference in all the vodkas and could label them. I dont remember if he said which he liked. Vodka isnt for me, I enjoy flavor. But I guess alot of folks like it. Dont see many sippin vodka straight.

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Re: Scientists identify basis of preference for vodka brands?

Postby Harry » Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:30 pm

Hey ZB. You got a bug in your machine? Multi-posting.


Sbeghan, I agree with your post entirely. It's pseudoscience. By definition, ALL booze is a hydrate, even at azeotrope strength. If there IS any variation between vodkas GNS's etc., it's because of included impurities (adjuncts, flavinoids, birdshit in the water, whatever)


•Hydrate is a term used in inorganic chemistry and organic chemistry to indicate that a substance contains water. The chemical state of the water varies widely between hydrates, some of which were so labeled before their chemical structure was understood.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrates


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Re: Scientists identify basis of preference for vodka brands?

Postby aquavitae » Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:29 am

kenfyoozed wrote: Dont see many sippin vodka straight.

Ever heard of Russia? :wink: Common to drink a whole drinking glass of vodka there with food. Or without food :mg: Image

Quite common here too but in small glasses (snappsglas) on holidays.
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Re: Scientists identify basis of preference for vodka brands?

Postby kenfyoozed » Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:30 am

I keep forgetting this is a global forum. Where I live in the southern states whisky is staple. I don't think anyone I know drinks vodka. But I have not been to russia, might be fun! Who's up for a road trip and well check this vodka theory for ourselves.
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Re: Scientists identify basis of preference for vodka brands?

Postby olcarguy » Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:02 pm

James Bond always drank his straight, albeit shaken not stirred. I like mine with Coke. Triple distilled in my pot, made with whatever I have that will ferment. Ya I know, I'm crude. :lol:
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Re: Scientists identify basis of preference for vodka brands?

Postby hard times » Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:01 pm

I drink mine in bloody marys and I can
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Re: Scientists identify basis of preference for vodka brands?

Postby wolfman1961 » Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:29 pm

caesars,, good and spicy is my drink of choice!! :P
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Re: Scientists identify basis of preference for vodka brands?

Postby zedzedtop » Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:41 pm

I like vodka that tastes as close to nothing as possible. IME, high dollar bottles taste closer to nothing. Stoli, smirnoff, skyy, all have a funk to them. Grey goose and belvedere do not. Not saying I know why. I'm not an experienced vodka/neutral drinker. I have some dregs from a bottle of everclear 190proof that I used for some solvent extractions years ago. The stuff is vile.
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Re: Scientists identify basis of preference for vodka brands?

Postby minime » Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:49 pm

http://www.iceberg.ca/

claims to be the purest of pure. They purchase GNS from Kentucky I believe and mix with east coast iceburgs harvested in summer. It is pretty good vodka IMHO.
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Re: Scientists identify basis of preference for vodka brands?

Postby aquavitae » Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:50 pm

Renat Brännvin is one of the vodkas with least off-tastes IMHO, but I've mostly tasted scandinavian, polish or russian vodkas.
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