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I have bought an ave of 7 bottles a month of this liquor for my household over the past 3 years. In the past 8 mos or so, the bottle tops range from easily to open, to nearly impossible to open. This inconsistency is extremely frustrating!!! I just brought 2 bottles home (always half gallon size), and neither cap is releasing. This is the last time I will purchase this brand, and that's unfortunate because the liquor itself is pretty good.
Reviewer: Joi | Review this vodka


Tried it for the first time today, I wish I had bought the smaller bottle. Almost the worst tasting Vodka I've ever tried. Chopin/Stoli/Russian Standard are all cheaper, and taste much better. It's way to sweet, it really doesn't taste like Vodka, if I wanted a flavored Vodka I would've purchased one.
Reviewer: Chris | Review this vodka

Russian Prince

Smells like rubbing alchohol and probably tastes like it too. Unlike other reviews I dont think its as harsh as people claim, but the best thing about it us that it is dirt cheap.
Reviewer: Kar | Review this vodka


I read Absolut imports Fris, I recently bought two bottles, I remember I liked it years ago, I usually buy Absolut. But this time, I opened a large bottle of Fris and I didn't taste it.. OR "feel" it. Next drink I put two shots in my glass and nothing! two shots would put me to sleep. I have tried 4 drinks and now convinced this bottle is watered down. I haven't opened the second one yet. I want to bring it back. Not what I remembered.
Reviewer: Gwen | Review this vodka


Finally, a Rye vodka from my own home state of Minnesota! On the nose, it's rather strong and sweet, and smells almost alarmingly like a Sharpie pen. That smell sadly doesn't go away immediately, but it gives way to a great, spicy body and it goes down very smooth. The aftertaste is alarmingly bitter, and - you guessed it - it tastes like a Sharpie pen smells. As a shot, I felt straight-up poisoned. As I write this, it's sitting in my stomach pretty uncomfortably. I am extremely, deeply disappointed, not the least because this is marketed as a top-shelf product and sold at a top-shelf price. I've done 1 zł shots of Krakowska behind gas stations in rural Poland, and I *still* find this almost undrinkable. Rye vodkas tend to be absolutely amazing to my palate; earthy, natural, and soothing. This is none of those words, and I really have no idea what went wrong in its production. I want SO BADLY to see Americans start producing and drinking more vodka from home-grown old-world ingredients, but if this is anything to go by, we have a long way to go. I'm only rating it two stars instead of one because the body is rather good, and because I'm still so excited that someone even *tried* to make an American rye vodka.
Reviewer: Sam W. | Review this vodka

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