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Old 07-23-2009, 11:06 AM
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Soy Vodka: Ever Tried It?

If so, what did you think? Is it worth the expense? And does it really lessen the hangover the next day?

I have also seen "organic" vodkas on the shelves.

WTF? Aren't they all organic??

I mean, vodka is made from potatoes, yes?

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Old 07-23-2009, 11:13 AM
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To be called "organic" the vodka must be made from a crop that was grown under certified organic conditions.

Some vodkas are made from potatoes, some from from wheat or other grain, some blend both, but that has nothing to do with whether or not they're organic.

Never tried soy, but I have had an organic vodka - I think it's called Square One. Comes in a nice-looking square bottle. I had the cucumber flavor. I could see it making a good Bloody Mary. The flavor is disturbingly accurate. It tastes spot-on like cucumber. Don't know how they do it. In fact, cucumbers always make me burp ... and so does this vodka. I get cucumber burps from it!
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Old 07-23-2009, 11:13 AM
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I have also seen "organic" vodkas on the shelves.

WTF? Aren't they all organic??

I mean, vodka is made from potatoes, yes?
Some. Others are made from a miscellaneous grain mash. I haven't tried soy or organic vodka, but I don't see how it would make much a difference flavorwise. Vodka isn't aged or flavored (unless it's flavored vodka), so the distillation is most important. I know, some people will swear to you that their Grey Goose is at least thrice as good tasting as Stoli, but these people are full of shit.
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Old 07-23-2009, 12:00 PM
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Vodka isn't aged or flavored (unless it's flavored vodka), so the distillation is most important.
The mineral content of the water that is added back in to dilute it to 40% makes a difference as well. Distilled water tastes gross.
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Old 07-23-2009, 03:16 PM
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The mineral content of the water that is added back in to dilute it to 40% makes a difference as well.
Indeed, some of the more expensive vodkas are diluted only with soft water. They also occasionally have small quantities of sugar or fructose added to them in order to increase smoothness.
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Old 07-23-2009, 04:47 PM
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I mean, vodka is made from potatoes, yes?
Most vodka, at least that is sold in the US, is made from grain. Chopin is a notable exception, being a potato vodka.
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Old 07-23-2009, 05:46 PM
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Most vodka, at least that is sold in the US, is made from grain. Chopin is a notable exception, being a potato vodka.
Dude! Really??? I've been drinking grain? Does that include Stoli and Absolut?

I may as well have been drinking Everquest, then, huh?

Count me as having been "illuminated", then! I always thought: Vodka=Spuds!

Huh!

I always chose vodka for a drink because it supposedly doesn't leave an odor on one's breath, but I guess that's a myth, if one is drinking grain spirits, isn't it.

The exception being the cucumber version.

I can just imagine being pulled over one night and reeking of cucumbers - having some peeled ones on the passenger seat - and the cop not giving me a ticket.

"Yeah, right, Quasi! Dream on, Dude!"



Thanks

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Old 07-23-2009, 06:09 PM
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Does that include Stoli and Absolut?
Stoli is a mix of wheat and rye grains. Absolut I don`t know for sure. I'd bet that if it has potatoes it's not ALL potatoes or close to all.
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Old 07-23-2009, 07:25 PM
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Dude!I may as well have been drinking Everquest, then, huh?
Someone needs to lay off the MMORPGs!
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Old 07-23-2009, 07:33 PM
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OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

I didn't even notice that!

I am laughing so hard I may need to catch a spot or two with some tp!

Ah, jeez! Dontcha just love those belly laughs?

I mean, Ogdamn!, doesn't it just feel good when you recover????

Thanks for pointing out my gaffe in such a cute way, kushiel!

Made my night, you did, and thanks!

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Old 07-24-2009, 09:27 AM
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I saw that, too. You did mean Everclear ... right?

If so ... I wouldn't go around comparing Grey Goose to Everclear, at least not out loud. You do know they have vastly different proofs?

If you do think they're so similar, please take a side-by-side shot of each. And let me know when - I'd like to make some popcorn and pull up a chair before you take a shot of Everclear.

Never did see anyone take a shot of pure Everquest before, though. Might be fun!

(What do you have against grain alcohol?)
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Old 07-24-2009, 09:28 AM
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And STILL no one's going to chime in saying they've trying this soy vodka the OP asked about?

Hey, OP: do you remember the brand name of the soy vodka? I don't think I've seen it on the shelves, and I .. um .. do go to liquor stores every .. um .. once in a while. (I also work at one.)
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Old 07-24-2009, 09:54 AM
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Stoli is a mix of wheat and rye grains. Absolut I don`t know for sure. I'd bet that if it has potatoes it's not ALL potatoes or close to all.
According to the manufacturer's homepage Absolut is made from Common Wheat.
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Old 07-24-2009, 11:50 AM
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Dude! Really??? I've been drinking grain? Does that include Stoli and Absolut?
Yep, Grey Goose, too. Ketel One. Zyr. Belvedere. In fact, Chopin is about the only well-known vodka I could think of off the top of my head that is potato-distilled. Potato vodkas have generally kind of had a bad reputation, but Chopin is pretty highly regarded.
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Old 07-24-2009, 02:58 PM
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And STILL no one's going to chime in saying they've trying this soy vodka the OP asked about?

Hey, OP: do you remember the brand name of the soy vodka? I don't think I've seen it on the shelves, and I .. um .. do go to liquor stores every .. um .. once in a while. (I also work at one.)

http://3vodka.com


I tried it a few years ago in a blind tasting. I tasted it along with vodkas made from potato, grapes, wheat, rye, and mixed grains, and this one made from soy.

It was by far my least favorite. It had an almost gin like quality, and I don't like gin.

My favorite and now the only vodka I'll buy for straight up drinking (which is rare nowadays anyway) was Trump, made from wheat.
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Old 07-24-2009, 04:57 PM
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I saw that, too. You did mean Everclear ... right? ......(What do you have against grain alcohol?)
Nothing at all, even though it sounds like it, purplehorseshoe! I just always thought I was drinking fermented/distilled potatoes.

How about in Russia, y'all? Is it made from potatoes there? It is, isn't it?

And I wouldn't go near a bottle of Everclear! (Guess I kinda slipped into the fact that I'm jonesing on gaming, huh?)

I have friends in the store where I buy my vodka, and they would absolutely freak if I brought a bottle of it to the counter!

And yes, the soy is called 3am. They have some cute names for liquor nowadays, don't they? One of my favorites is Effin vodka!

Thanks for the info!

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Old 07-24-2009, 05:26 PM
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Nothing at all, even though it sounds like it, purplehorseshoe! I just always thought I was drinking fermented/distilled potatoes.

How about in Russia, y'all? Is it made from potatoes there? It is, isn't it?


Quasi
No, not really. It's mostly made from wheat, rye, corn, mixed grains.

I can only think of 3 vodkas made from potatoes off the top of my head, one is Swedish and 2 are Polish, one being Chopin, already mentioned, and a damn fine vodka.
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Old 07-24-2009, 07:27 PM
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And I wouldn't go near a bottle of Everclear! (Guess I kinda slipped into the fact that I'm jonesing on gaming, huh?)

I have friends in the store where I buy my vodka, and they would absolutely freak if I brought a bottle of it to the counter!
What's the big deal about Everclear?
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Old 07-25-2009, 10:31 AM
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There's no big deal. That's what you drink when you're going to be stranded some place dry for a while, and don't want to lug a bunch of bottles around. Add ice and a mixer, and drink up. Or enjoy straight if you're 17 and are trying to be hard core.
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Old 07-25-2009, 05:23 PM
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[I can just imagine being pulled over one night and reeking of cucumbers - having some peeled ones on the passenger seat - and the cop not giving me a ticket.

Q

Yeah, butt the sex police might want to talk to you down at the station for awhile...
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Old 07-25-2009, 05:37 PM
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Butt?

Thanks for the laugh, billfish678!

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Old 07-25-2009, 11:35 PM
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Most Vodkas (even the high end ones) are made from a random assortment of industrial byproduct. Generally, whatever cheapest stock they can. Once it's been distilled and filtered, it doesn't much matter where the original sugars came from.

Vodka makers are careful never to talk about this and, instead, pump out a whole lot of marketing glurge.
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