Svedka is definitely better. Skol or Aristocrat), though Smirnoff is nowhere near as bad. Since he was in charge of a capitalist enterprise—and selling booze, to boot—Vladimir Smirnov had to flee Russia after the Bolshevik revolution, resettling his base of operations in Europe. I am glad vodkabuzz doesnt care for it either cause most people say it is pretty good, it is really bad. Mostly we just know how to drink it. I’m just now getting into vodka and so far the only ones that have been the best are stoli sobeski and Smirnoff. If you decide to go otherwise because some think price = quality hit up some Ciroc which is one of my favs… easy to drink on the rocks with a lime, Reply Published October 28, 2009 9:09 am. Smirnoff in essence is the standard at which the the vodka balance beam sits. Svedka is not cheaper and is not better. 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. I don’t find any problematic burn or aftertaste with Smirnoff. What a wonderful example of how proper advertising can sell absolute garbage. Its classic taste has inspired other varieties throughout all four corners of the globe. ;-). $12.99. 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. I never drink it straight, always with a sweet mixer of some sort. On one end is high quality vodkas like Ketel One and Chopin and on the other you have Aristocrat and Burnetts/Pinnnacle etc. Choose Options. He started out life as a Russian serf (basically at the bottom of a feudal totem pole) and went on to create the best selling vodka in the world. I’m with the reviewer on this one. Smirnov. I don’t understand the point to reviewing/rating vodka or, really, anything that is subjective. Before the Smirnovs fled Russia, there was a brief period of state control of the business. The vodka is produced by Diageo and imported by Diageo. There are many things we do know about Smirnoff, maybe because it’s everywhere (that kind of happens when you’re the best selling vodka brand in the world). I had an opportunity to compare a Grey Goose martini with a Smirnoff martini a few nights ago at a lower end restaurant. The full title of the Smirnov Trading House is The Trading House of the Heirs of P.A. For reference, I put Stoli Elit at the top of my list, with Goose up there too. Smirnoff offers over 35 different flavored vodkas. Smirnoff is is more appropriate in mixed drinks involving fresh fruits. http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/26/dining/26wine.html, Reply Published January 08, 2010 1:13 pm. Sobieski is much better for about the same price. I thought it would be good because of the name is one of the most famous. "Smirnoff No.21 is the world's No.1 vodka. People just want to be heard, I guess. Add to Wishlist. I’ve decided to rate Smirnoff today because I have got into many debates with my Bartending buddies about quality when it comes to vodka. Sort by: Smirnoff 100 Proof 1.75L $29.97. Smirnoff Ice—everyone’s favorite malt liquor soda—was created in 1999. This vodka does what vodka needs to do. Grey Goose was their best offering, so that is why I choose that as the “reference” vodka. Add to Wishlist. Add to Compare. His innovative approach, using charcoal filtration to purify his product, made it a fast hit. 4.1 out of 5 stars with 1384 reviews. The truth is there is a difference in burns and initial flavors. For the record, the recipe comes from Russia (hence the country designation above), but, according to the bottle, it’s made in the United States. Maybe not unsurprisingly, the IMDB page is totally blank. Reply Published October 27, 2010 2:14 pm. Smirnoff is simply your run-of-the-mill vodka. Just as good of a vodka can be had for much less money. Fortunately for Smirnoff drinkers, Pyotr’s son Vladimir Smirnov was able to escape the country and bring his vodka recipe with him. Interestingly, the Smirnoff cocktail was fairly smooth. If you’re lucky enough to find some, I definitely recommend it. Reply Published February 16, 2012 5:17 pm. I wasn’t surprised at all when I saw the “2” rating on this vodka. Smirnoff is a ubiquitous name in the vodka world. This isn’t just because of huge ad campaigns, but because Smirnoff (the brand) has product available in so many different flavors and proofs. The average price is around $13.76 per 750mL. (Wine/Gin/Vodka/Whiskey). I consider Smirnoff to be like Dodge… all hype and no substance. But what about “Fluffed Marshmallow,” “Cinnamon Churros,” and “Root Beer Float”? $17.99. Smirnoff is the lowest I can go.. 1384. By no means my favorite, but it does represent a respectable value. 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. Reply Published December 08, 2010 5:17 pm. 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. Smirnoff No. Reply Published November 25, 2017 1:13 pm. Most Americans are off put by the bite and astringent introduction that Smirnoff presents. Your e-mail will not be published. Well, a lot. At this point, I would say that it is better only than Absolut from my experience with about 25 or so vodkas. Smirnoff. It isn’t a fun vodka to drink, but it would get by in a pinch. It is filtered with Charcoal. Name and e-mail are required. Actually, his name is Pyotr Smirnov. But Smirnoff’s got a pretty interesting and unexpected history. Smirnoff Triple Distilled Vodka - 1.75L Bottle. When it comes to vodka, what are you really looking for? 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. Reply Published September 01, 2015 5:17 pm, On the opposing view point, although Smirnoff is a low priced vodka it actually always gets ranked highly in blind taste testing. I feel the reason that people decide not to “desire” the taste is because they feel it is cheap so it must be a “low-end” vodka… In reality Smirnoff is a cheap vodka because they sell so much of it therefore giving them the ability to keep prices low and consumers happy. It is an ultra smooth vodka with a classic taste that has inspired other varieties of vodkas worldwide. Sure, we’ve all seen fruit flavored vodka. 21 Vodka is distilled three times and filtered 10 times. The quality is considered to be good. Dunno where you live but here Svedka is about $7 (US) cheaper than the Smirnoff garbage. Reply Published January 09, 2014 6:18 pm. Smirnoff Vodka is the largest vodka brand in the world. Smirnoff is also pretty affordable. Svedka is cheaper and miles better. If you took a shot of Smirnoff and added about 7 drops of public toilet water and a couple drops of week-old coffee, you’d have Sobieski. The aftertaste, or burn? The strength of the vodka helps expedite the infusion of the fruit in most decent mixed drinks. We love vodka, and we want to tell you about it. It is filtered with Charcoal. Choose Options. Smirnoff is definitely not as bad as McCormick vodka but not much better. All in all, smirnoff is vodka, a good vodka. You might respect it a little more—and knock it back a little less rapidly. With that being said Smirnoff is a good vodka I like it on the rocks and I like the burn that comes with it not bad in tast or price. Get some class and donate this to the homeless guy down the street. (It worked.). Wrong on two accounts. 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. This vodka requires a chaser. And in the late 19th Century, they led an anti-alcohol campaign. Smirnoff. Smirnoff No. Black Label Smirnoff can hold its own against any premium vodka that I’ve tried, and that’s quite a few of them. I usually buy Smirnoff because it is reasonably priced and it has a reasonably smooth taste, I think.. Which is the same thing they do to the bourbon that becomes “Tennessee Whiskey.” Charcoal filtration is thought to mellow a spirit by removing further impurities. It has a slightly sweet mineral flavor, with some medicinal alcohol kicking in later. The vodka is in virtually every bar in the US (at least every one I’ve been to). His solution: give panhandlers food and drink and in return ask them to fan out around the city of Moscow, demanding Smirnoff vodka.

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