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    Russian Vodka Thread:

    Post  Mr.Kalishnikov47 on Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:51 pm

    Any of you guys had it? Would you recommend it, or no?

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    Post  Kysusha on Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:39 am

    I perfer Russian Standard! Better than Stoli.

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    Post  Mr.Kalishnikov47 on Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:13 am

    Russian standard is excellent Very Happy

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    Post  TR1 on Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:34 am

    Russian standard has become inconsistent in my experience.
    Platinum seems to be pretty good still though.


    Mendeleev vodka is quite delicious, while we are on the subject.
    Never had Kalashnikov, but have heard good things.

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    Post  Kysusha on Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:15 am

    I have a hip bottle of Komanderskie vodka – from Chistopol, picked it up on one of my visits. I reckon it is a collector’s piece so I’m not opening it.

    We have had some very nice vodka from Kazakhstan and a couple of very nice bottles of Altai vodka – [Siberia].

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    Post  Mr.Kalishnikov47 on Fri Apr 06, 2012 7:42 pm

    Wow, nobody here has had Kalishnikov Vodka? Neutral What a surprise.

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    Post  Kysusha on Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:48 am

    Do they pay a royalty to the guy who’s name they have used??

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    Post  TR1 on Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:50 am

    Alright I'm drunk as shit right now, no Russian standard, but Zubrowka was a competent substitute.

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    Post  Kysusha on Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:47 am

    На здоровье товариш

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    Post  TR1 on Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:16 pm

    Kysusha wrote:Do they pay a royalty to the guy who’s name they have used??

    I am pretty sure Kalashnikov himself owns the company that made the vodka.

    Gotta make a living somehow Wink .

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    Post  Kysusha on Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:10 am

    Well, it gives a whole new meaning to: Калашников это мир

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    Post  Mr.Kalishnikov47 on Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:27 am

    TR1 wrote:
    Kysusha wrote:Do they pay a royalty to the guy who’s name they have used??

    I am pretty sure Kalashnikov himself owns the company that made the vodka.

    Gotta make a living somehow Wink .

    Yep, this ^

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    Post  Firebird on Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:09 pm

    I've only seen a bootleg version of Kalishnikov in England. And it wasn't exactly palatable. So I've no idea what the real Kalash. tastes like.
    Normally, I'll drink Russian Standard or Stoli. With the former, atleast you know it will always be made with Russian water. Much of our local market is non-Russian brands.

    To me, the big question is how to drink vodka. Whether you permanently store it in a freezer, or put it in 8hours before. And what sorts of snacks/ beers to serve it with.
    Russian drinking culture is very different to say, England's - where I live.

    How do people here prefer to drink their vodka?

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    Post  Kysusha on Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:33 am

    First thing, you don’t drink Vodka alone! Vodka is a social drink and meant to be drunk with friends.

    Keep vodka cold.
    Drink vodka glass for glass in toasts with friends.
    Drink it straight without dilution.
    After drinking, it is customary to nibble a pickle, however, salami or other nibbles are quite acceptable.
    Usually Sok [fruit juice] is provided with Vodka and this is for drinking when you are not toasting or if you are abstaining from a “round”.
    When you have emptied the bottle, place it on the floor.

    Other than that, just enjoy your Vodka and your friends.

    Oh, and don't mix Vodka with other drinks - if you drink Vodka - stay on Vodka.

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    Post  TheArmenian on Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:38 am

    I don't drink much, but the only way I take in Vodka is chilled (from the freezer).

    By the way, Stolichnaya can no longer be considered Russian as it is produced in Latvia.

    There are a multitude of Russian brands, but only a few are offered in overseas markets. By far the most common Russian vodka in duty-free shops in airports around the world is "Standard".

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    Post  TR1 on Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:23 am

    Yeah I agree with mixing. Can't stand those nasty drinks and juice mixes.

    Really good quality vodka you can drink not super cold though- saves some of the taste.
    The cheaper the vodka, the colder I want it thought Smile .


    Used to drink a fair amount, these days its a rare occasion. Guinness is a much more common thing for me.

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    Russian Vodka

    Post  Austin on Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:15 am

    Happy New Year to All

    Couple of question on Russian Vodka

    1 ) Does Vodka have any health benefit like say Wine is suppose to have ?

    2 ) Which is a good Russian Brand Vodka to go for ?


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    Post  TR1 on Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:02 pm

    Sure, in tiny amounts, just like wine Smile

    Russian standard platinum used to be good, Mendeleev is good too.

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    Re: Russian Vodka Thread:

    Post  Austin on Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:20 pm

    Thanks TR1 , How is Stoli and which flavour is better ?

    http://www.stoli.com/

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    Post  Corrosion on Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:17 am

    HAHAHA
    No guys... Alcohol does not have any benefit for a healthy body. It gives you fatty liver, cholesterol etc. etc. Only way you can minimize its dis advantages is by working out hard the very next morning and drinking plenty of water and citrus fruits and remove it from your system. Our bodies treat alcohol as poison, because as soon as our body detects alcohol it triggers defense mechanism. Just try testing your blood glucose levels released by the body after drinking and see for yourself, the spike in levels. Alcohol benefit are as small as lets say Marijuana or cigarettes have. BTW I do drink. Currently I am in Southern hemisphere and its hot as hell here and chilled beer sure has a cooling benefit. Very Happy

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    Post  TR1 on Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:35 pm

    Austin wrote:Thanks TR1 , How is Stoli and which flavour is better ?

    http://www.stoli.com/

    I have never been a Stoli fan tbh, but lots of people swear by it.

    Are you interested in flavored Vodka at all?
    I don't mean cheap strawberry flavored crap, but something like Zubrowka, a Polish vodka with Bison grass.
    It's pretty affordable and a nice alternative taste.

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    Re: Russian Vodka Thread:

    Post  TheArmenian on Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:05 am

    I am not sure Stolichnaya is Russian anymore.
    I believe it is bottled in one of the Baltic states.

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    Re: Russian Vodka Thread:

    Post  Austin on Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:43 pm

    TR1 wrote:
    Are you interested in flavored Vodka at all?
    I don't mean cheap strawberry flavored crap, but something like Zubrowka, a Polish vodka with Bison grass.
    It's pretty affordable and a nice alternative taste.

    Sounds good to me but we dont get those stuff here.

    In supermarket I have seen Stoli and one more Russian brand that i dont recollect now.

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    Post  Austin on Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:46 pm

    Corrosion wrote:HAHAHA
    No guys... Alcohol does not have any benefit for a healthy body. It gives you fatty liver, cholesterol etc. etc. Only way you can minimize its dis advantages is by working out hard the very next morning and drinking plenty of water and citrus fruits and remove it from your system. Our bodies treat alcohol as poison, because as soon as our body detects alcohol it triggers defense mechanism. Just try testing your blood glucose levels released by the body after drinking and see for yourself, the spike in levels. Alcohol benefit are as small as lets say Marijuana or cigarettes have. BTW I do drink. Currently I am in Southern hemisphere and its hot as hell here and chilled beer sure has a cooling benefit. Very Happy

    Read this Alcohol: The Benefits of Moderate Drinking

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    Post  TR1 on Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:40 am

    Indeed, there is a proven benefit of alcohol.

    Ofc all you need is a sip of wine and you basically have 90% of the benefit, so most people "over-indulge" so to speak Smile .

    I used to be quite the Vodka chugger, but for past several years all I drink is an occasional Guinness.

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