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!