DRINKING BUDDIES

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Rökk Vodka

One thing that's really neat-o about the winter season is that it's the perfect time of year to drink vodka of any kind and sort.

Just the other day, I was introduced to a Swedish vodka called Rökk.  The bottle and pretty much everything concerning it really seemed like a knockoff of Absolut or some other of its cheaper brethren like Sobieski or Svedka.  It's large plastic bottle makes it look like a pumped up bottle of SmartWater and notes of condensation in the brim note that it has a high water to spirit content.

All negativity aside, it is a pretty decent drink.  For about $19 per 1.75 Liter, it made a pretty damn smooth Bloody Mary.  Now before you freak out thinking that any vodka is decent in a Bloody Mary, this isn't necessarily true.  It's the same principal of saying, "as long as you're putting ketchup on them, it doesn't matter how bad the French Fries taste."

Rökk has a very smooth and clean start and finish that drinks easily neat as does mixed, but it does lack a serious quality of body.  Most vodkas in this price range add additional starches or gelatin to fatten its body for the consumer, but they seem to have just skipped that to go straight to the bottling.

Overall, it's not a bad buy, but for twenty bucks, just splurge on yourself and get a 750ml of something decent.
Be sure to keep up to date with me as I post some more vodkas for the winter season!
Bon Boire!

16 comments:

  1. I slurp that hard

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  2. it probably costs more where i live, but still a good review. i hate it when there's additional "body fattening" substances like u mentioned

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  3. I'll keep an eye out for it. I don't think I've seen in around before though.

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  4. could have sworn you put this one up already? maybe that was another beverage blog lol... i will do more research...

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  5. I'll have to check this out. I'm a huuuuuge fan of vodka (not saying this in a fashionable drunk sort of way). I actually can tell differences in the vodkas I drink. I'm surprised to hear it's somewhat smooth to drink neat at that price.

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  6. My liver gave up on Vodka about 10 years ago, but it looks good, lol !

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  7. I'd buy it for the viking ship alone.

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  8. Awww, just had mass load of vodka yesterday, could barely read it halfway! God, my liver hurts!

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  9. soudns awesome. will have to put the stoly down and try this

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  10. i drink vodka before. now i only drink beer!

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  11. Vodka is strong stuff XD it creeps on you

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  12. Do vodkas taste that different? I've only had it once or twice. Seemed pointless.

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  13. $20 for you means that would probably cost $60 up here in Canada.

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  14. i can never ever figure out different brands of vodka so yea, i suck..

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