Friday, May 20, 2011

(Review) Gordons Vodka 80 proof

Mystique: 1-10 points
Score: 5
none really

Color: 1-10 points
Score: 9
perfectly clear

Scent: 1-10 Points
Score: 8
very little slight alcohol

Initial Impression: 1-10 points
Score: 8
decent not really sure

Mouthfeel: 1-10 points
Score: 5
really none not good or bad

Taste: 1-10 x 4 points
Score: 32
no real taste clean smooth

Raw total score: 67 points

Bonus Points: Value 1-10
Score: 8
$12.99 a 1.75 in my area

Total Score: 75 points

There's not much to say about this. Gordon's web page is all about their gin and no mention of the vodka. No one else seems to have much to say about it either. A few mentions here and there about it's low price and that's about it. I'm not a heavy vodka drinker. Vodka is the one liquor that is judged by it's lack of flavor and smell. This neutral-ness indicates higher quality. In order to market that nothingness they've come up with fancy bottles and names. Making a swing through the vodka section is a treat for me to look at all the pretty glass. Gordon's gives up the pretty to give you a good value. A plain bottle almost exactly the same as the gin with different colors on the label. The smell is OK, and not overpowering, the taste is almost non existent there's no oily aftertaste either. there's something there, but it's definitely not like some of the even cheaper vodka's that make you think of rubbing alcohol or brake fluid. Now I wouldn't want to drink it straight or on the rocks, but it makes a fine mixer and is a perfect candidate for making your own infusions. Gordon did a good job at making a inexpensive neutral spirit, perfect for a rail standard issue. Good job Mr. Gordon.

2 comments:

  1. I think you've pretty much hit the nail on your head here. Gordon's vodka and other cheap vodkas are really not that bad, just nothing to get excited about. As a martini drinker, I'm fine with the cheaper vodkas. My impression on a few: Cheap Vodka Ratings

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  2. Sipping on some Gordon's and Cranberry juice right now..

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