The finish has an unpleasant, almost overwhelming alcoholic taste and burn. But Smirnoff’s got a pretty interesting and unexpected history. Produced in the USA by the Smirnoff Co. under the formula and processes of Pierre Smirnoff Sons, successors to the world-famed Pierre Smirnoff, Moscow, Russia, Purveyor to the Czars, 1886 – 1917. I can afford Grey Goose, but choose Sobieski, Smirnoff or Tito’s over that over hyped and over priced Goose. It is made by the Smirnov Trading House, a company that is part of a joint venture by Russia's Alfa Group and Diageo set up in February 2006. I agree with the assessment that a good bar will have Smirnoff and that is the lowest quality vodka you should order at a bar. Reply Published November 25, 2017 1:13 pm. It is an ultra smooth vodka with a classic taste that has inspired other varieties of vodkas worldwide. Add to Wishlist. When I’m shooting for the middle I go with Tanqueray Sterling. Rated 3 out of 5 based on 18 reviews.. If mixing cocktails, Smirnoff is great! I would drink this when available and for nostalgia (14 years old stealing Grandpa’s vodka), but I buy other brands for my daily consumption. I think the higher priced vodkas like grey goose and belvedere are overrated, especially if you need to consume enough booze every night to completely forget your past mistakes and numb the pain caused from old injuries. Its classic taste has inspired other varieties throughout all four corners of the globe. I rarely buy anything more expensive than smirnoff. I make my friends do blind taste tests of beer and booze; it is amazing how biased one’s taste buds can get by believing marketing hype or admiring a nice bottle. It’s not bad; it’s not good. Add to Wishlist. If you’re in a club and you don’t want to shell out for Stoli, Smirnoff is your man. I wasn’t surprised at all when I saw the “2” rating on this vodka. Sobieski is much better for about the same price. Very clean on the nose, not much else to detect. I usually buy Smirnoff because it is reasonably priced and it has a reasonably smooth taste, I think.. This is typical of some cheaper vodkas (e.g. Cheaper vodka should definitely be drunk chilled. For the price, I think Smirnoff does the trick just fine and guarantees that I will not remember posting this review tomorrow. Actually, his name is Pyotr Smirnov. smirnoff vodka: Shake N Stir Cocktail Set : Smirnoff Gold : Smirnoff Vodka Red Label : Smirnoff Vanilla Vodka : Smirnoff Red Label Vodka 1 Litre : Classic Spirits Three Bottle Gift 3 x 70cl Bottles : $17.99. had me feeling queasy the next day. Reply Published December 11, 2012 3:15 pm. 1384. But what about “Fluffed Marshmallow,” “Cinnamon Churros,” and “Root Beer Float”? when you buy grey goose, belvedere, or ciroc your paying for less burn and smoothness…….way to take all the fun out of it!!! That said, I’d pick Svedka or New Amsterdam over Smirnoff as my lowest quality if the bar carries them. Smirnoff is is more appropriate in mixed drinks involving fresh fruits. Taste like nothing and get you a buzz, but just like water, some taste better than others despite it being water. His solution: give panhandlers food and drink and in return ask them to fan out around the city of Moscow, demanding Smirnoff vodka. I am glad vodkabuzz doesnt care for it either cause most people say it is pretty good, it is really bad. Some people think that price is what makes something great or bad. As for Smirnoff… it must be filled with contaminants because every time I try it, the taste is harsh and I ALWAYS have a hangover and headache the next day when I almost never get that from anything else I drink. I’m not sure what to make of that in regard to this review (since I am a stickler for details), but those seem to be the fact. I never drink it straight, always with a sweet mixer of some sort. It isn’t a fun vodka to drink, but it would get by in a pinch. Tried Svedka the bought some Smirnoff, Smirnoff def. The mix is bitter. Well, the plain stuff anyway. 4.1 out of 5 stars with 1384 reviews. Smirnoff. Smirnoff Vodka is the largest vodka brand in the world. Smirnoff Ice—everyone’s favorite malt liquor soda—was created in 1999. The Smirnovs might have fallen on some hard times at the turn of the 20th Century, but today, over 150 years after the brand was created, Smirnoff vodka is sold in 130 countries. The vodka producer wasn’t just looking to get regular people tipsy. Reply Published December 26, 2018 10:22 pm. Could someone bring some clarity to this please? The shot opens with no clear flavors, bitter or otherwise. 21. The quality is considered to be good. “Smirnoff” is the French spelling of the Russian vodka. Nothing more, nothing less. Copyright © 2008 - 2020 Robert Brodrecht, unless otherwise noted. Smirnoff is definitely not as bad as McCormick vodka but not much better. Reply Published September 28, 2016 9:21 pm. We love vodka, and we want to tell you about it. Brands like Grey Goose and Belvedere relied heavily on aristocratic word of mouth and packaging. Smirnoff is a great bottom shelf vodka, but doesn’t make the cut when it comes to casual drinking. Wow I took a shot at my gf’s house and it burned horrible, tasted like you would think rubbing alcohol would taste like. try borski or gran legacy and then try to say smirnoff is only one step above. His innovative approach, using charcoal filtration to purify his product, made it a fast hit. All in all, smirnoff is vodka, a good vodka. That said, they’re not all vodka—some are pre-mixed cocktails like “Tuscan Lemonade” and “Savannah Tea.” There are only (only) 31 flavors of actual Smirnoff vodka. I rarely chase with vodka but Smirnoff burns pretty damn bad. And he did, in 1886. Most Americans are off put by the bite and astringent introduction that Smirnoff presents. Mostly we just know how to drink it. Smirnoff Vodka - 750ml Bottle. 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