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OT---Tito's--vs

bucky925bucky925 Posts: 1,216
Ok from all the advice I tried a bottle of Tito's vodka, and it was good, very good.  I'm more of a bourbon person so I did a little experiment.  We had some folks over for Saturday football and I poured some Simirnoff into a tito's bottle.  As a test I also put some Ezra Brooks bourbon into a Woodfords reserve bottle.  I don't play bartender because I don't know how strong or weak each likes their drinks.  The reviews were unreal!  My wife and I were floored when they commented on the flavors and such of each drink.  I may have to do this with beer next time. No I didn't tell them they were drinking "sub par" sprits. Just the devil in me I guess. 
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  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 11,132
    bucky925 said:
    Ok from all the advice I tried a bottle of Tito's vodka, and it was good, very good.  I'm more of a bourbon person so I did a little experiment.  We had some folks over for Saturday football and I poured some Simirnoff into a tito's bottle.  As a test I also put some Ezra Brooks bourbon into a Woodfords reserve bottle.  I don't play bartender because I don't know how strong or weak each likes their drinks.  The reviews were unreal!  My wife and I were floored when they commented on the flavors and such of each drink.  I may have to do this with beer next time. No I didn't tell them they were drinking "sub par" sprits. Just the devil in me I guess. 
    Smirnoff is anything but subpar, just really good vodka at a really good price. Tito’s is priced really good also. Expensive doesn’t necessarily mean Good. 
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,780
    for price verse value try the new amsterdam vodka, i like the titos but new amsterdam is a good clean tasting vodka. i think its 16 something a handle. its really a bargain
  • The_StacheThe_Stache Posts: 1,004
    Or REAL vodka, Sobieski!

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  • YEMTreyYEMTrey Posts: 6,082
    In my inner beer geek circles we used to joke around with each other about being able to taste the "rare" of a beer. 
    Steve 
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  • paqmanpaqman Posts: 2,777
    Your guests were probably not used to taste different vodkas... Tito’s is superior to most vodkas I have tasted.  Smirnoff is not bad, just not great.  I had my fair share of cheap vodka and I can tell you there is a difference.  A difference in taste and a difference of how you feel the next morning.

    As for Bourbon, I cannot drink the cheap stuff anymore.  Same thing for rum.  My wife knows... from time to time she tries to slip in an oz or two of older/cheaper bottles and I notice right away.

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  • If I'm mixing vodka with anything, I buy plain old Barton's vodka. $12 bucks for a handle.  Vodka Limeades, moscow mules, bloody mary's. Goes in everything, no complaints.
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 18,005
    Regarding the bourbon side, every bourbon has a unique taste and flavor profile.  If you are used to one brand and then get a different one you will likely notice (if you don't intentionally contaminate the pour).  If you move amongst a few different brands then the switch will not be as pronounced and maybe not noticed unless the mash-bills are wildly different.  FWIW-
    But if it's free then that will cover a lot of taste issues.  ;)
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  • jabamjabam Posts: 1,784
    We buy the Kirkland brand Vodka from Costco. Good price and very good vodka. 
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  • KchevesKcheves Posts: 83
    +1 on Kirkland.  We use the Kirkland USA for cooking, and the made in France Kirkland for mixed drinks.  We also drink Kettle 1, which is about the same price as Tito's.

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  • Hans61Hans61 Posts: 3,534
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  • WolfpackWolfpack Posts: 2,810
    Chopin 

    No comparison. Everyone I get to try in a martini gets hooked
    Greensboro, NC
  • +1 Kirkland Red label.  Or Monopolowa.
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  • I couldn't tell the difference in vodka. Especially mixed. 

    But if you poured me an Ezra disguised as Woodford...well that's how friendships end. 

    I would absolutely notice. But I have noticed most would not. Especially if they aren't avid drinkers that prefer neat or rocks pours. 

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  • I tried the Kirkland bourbon, and thought it was pretty terrible actually.
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  • LitLit Posts: 7,073
    There a huge difference between vodkas and bourbon for sure. We were drinking mules one night at our house and ran out of Titos and a neighbor brought over a bottle of Grey Goose and everyone noticed right away it was not nearly as smooth. That neighbor always has Titos now. 
  • jamesjjamesj Posts: 26
    I am a Titos fan but good value is Svedka
    Large BGE  Houston TX
  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 4,811
    For a true test pour some Fleischmanns into a Tito's bottle and if you get a reaction. 
                                                                
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  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 13,579
    JRWhitee said:
    For a true test pour some Fleischmanns into a Tito's bottle and if you get a reaction. 
    Or Popov.... if you really want to be sly, slip them the bad stuff after the first couple drinks when they are much less likely to notice. 
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