|Reviews to date: 4||Average score: 2.75|
Smirnoff Blue #57 is the perfection of vodka for a truly quintessential Vesper. It is true to it's origin and purpose.
This is my baseline vodka. It is a best valued vodka. For the money, it is the smoothest and cleanest finish that I have found. I won't drink a martini with anything less than #21.
Bought a 1.75L, $16. My first taste was neat at room temp - harsh, minerally..did not want to swallow, spat it out. Mixed in a proper Vesper. Funny how we have our favorites and want to compare to them, rather than focusing on the merits of the vodka we are reviewing. For that reason, I do not consider the initial taste. Mixed, Svedka was okay. Smooth, clean finish. If you are a custom to Svedka, it is understandable to this reviewer that it is your Vodka of choice. However, personally, It has not moved me to change my preferences.
Strictly a mixing vodka. Never use as a shot or Martini base. Shame on you if you do!