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Monday, April 03, 2006

Drink Right for Your Personality Type: What Your Vodka Says About You

Ketel One – The Motivator
Ketel One would have you believe they’re a luxury brand. I suppose it’s a matter of what you consider luxury. I used to call the aftertaste peppery when someone asked. More candidly, it tastes like odorless and colorless sewage. Not exactly a luxury, my friends. That’s why it takes the motivator to drink it, recommend it and ultimately support this failing brand.

Grey Goose - The Follower
Why do you order Grey Goose? Because other people order Grey Goose, because of suggestive marketing, because you read somewhere that it was distilled a kagillion times? It's French! Did you know that? Not only are you a follower, but you're following the French. Pathetique.

Belvedere – The Observer
Much like the solitary bottle of Belvedere on a bar shelf, you’re the observer, you sit around and watch while other people order Grey Goose. What is so distinctive about Belevedere? That thin layer of dust on the bottle? Not so much.

Absolut - The Enthusiast
I don’t know how this word cropped up, but no one is a hobbyist, fan or jock any more. You're now all enthusiasts: vodka enthusiasts, table tennis enthusiasts, modeling enthusiast, etc. And now it’s a personality term. As the enthusiast you believe two things that will be your demise: (1) Lenny Kravitz is edgy and (2) Absolut is smooth. Ahem, about as smooth as sandpaper. In a word (actually two): Isopropyl Alcohol.

Smirnoff or Stolichnaya – The Skeptic
Fair enough, you believe that Smirnoff or Stoli are just as good as those fancy vodkas and the Russians do it best anyway. I'll give you credit for that. But why apply logic to the illogical? If Smirnoff or Stoli are just as good as Grey Goose is purported to be, then why not take it a step farther and drink Nikoff. Come to think of it, why do you order a name brand with a Bloody Mary anyway? Douche bag.

Skyy - The Romantic
Leave it up to the romantic to believe you can make good vodka in San Francisco. Come to think of it, leave it up to the romantic to believe you can make good vodka.

Ciroc - The Thinker
Thinker... because you think, "Hmmm, grapes make wine... wine is good... therefore, vodka made with grapes is good." One crucial piece of information seems to float away in a big river of must: it's still just vodka, jackass. You're overthinking this one. Why would grapes make any better vodka then say wheat or potatoes? Especially when it's suppose to taste like nothing.

More to come...


At 9:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

haha, love it.

At 12:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nemirov - The Serious Drinker. Possibly, you're Ukranian.

At 7:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kamchatka - You are a cheap but cautious drunk. The plastic bottle says it all. It bounces, but does not break.

At 5:14 PM, Blogger red storm said...

Wait, what Vodka can I drink and not be a douchebag? How about some constructive criticism?

I guess I'm going to have to stick with stoli since I think it tastes the best.

Oh, and doesn't better vodka give you a better hangover?

At 12:22 AM, Blogger JacquelineC said...

Zyr Vodka is my new fave. Judging by the obvious good taste and ability to discern marketing schlock from authentic product, you will appreciate it.

Writing a piece now (well, actually procrastinating right now) on the importance of a good martini and my new favorite vermouth. (Used primarily in cooking, not in cocktails...)

At 4:41 PM, Blogger zanko said...

Check out Ikon True Russian Vodka. It is very smooth and priced well below other imported super premiums.

At 8:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha. Vodka. The murderer of classic cocktails. If you drink vodka, you're either new to this and have yet to experience the delights of other alcohols, or you're just very stubborn. :)

At 7:00 AM, Blogger Darryl said...

If you can find it, give Iceberg a try. It's a Canadian vodka supposedly made from harvested icebergs off the coast of Newfoundland. Whatever they make it with, it single-handedly made me rethink my vodka prejudice, and I swore I wouldn't budge.

At 12:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I’m a cheap vodka connoisseur. Try Platinum 7x, Sobieski or Svedka (Only if you splurge).

At 10:03 PM, Blogger Elaine said...

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