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Where does Skyy Vodka come from?

2top Jan 6, 2008 08:27 AM

Their website is a frustrating absurdity. I couldn't find anything out there.
I have a bottle of Skyy 90 that says it's bottled in Italy using American grains.

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    svela Jan 6, 2008 08:49 AM

    San Francisco CA

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      Papa Kip Chee Jan 6, 2008 09:23 AM

      It comes first from a bulk grain ethanol distiller, who produces high proof, clear, odor-free alcohol. They ship that out to co-packers like Frank-Lin Distillers <http://web.archive.org/web/2006070506...>. The contract co-packer then cuts it with water and adds any flavors/sweeteners (for fruit flavors), then filters it and puts it into a bottle. At that point the value has been added and past onto you, well not really 'value'... But, thats enough - I don't want to spoil the fun that all those savvy marketing geniuses have gone to great lengths to create for us all.

      Cheers!

      1. re: Papa Kip Chee
        Papa Kip Chee Jan 6, 2008 09:25 AM

        Sorry, my link was bad: http://www.frank-lin.com/

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          kchasky Jan 6, 2008 06:18 PM

          Papa, he mentioned it was Skyy 90. I saw an article- sorry can't remember where, that said Skyy built a new distillery in the US (California?) for just this product. Reviews I've seen haven't been too kind, and the one time I tried it I wasn't very impressed with it.

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            joshekg Jan 7, 2008 01:35 PM

            My understanding is the distiller is Archer Daniels Midland.

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              byrd Jan 7, 2008 02:38 PM

              that and about 90% of the other vodka out there.

        2. MC Slim JB Jan 7, 2008 08:38 PM

          Once again, I'll post a very interesting article on the subject:

          http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/26/din...

          In this particular taste test, Skyy did quite well. Most super-premiums did not.

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            vinosnob Jan 8, 2008 08:52 AM

            I agree that most of the so called high-end vodkas taste average (or worse) and are overpriced so consumers assume they're the "best"quality, but I take issue with any tasting panel that rates Absolut in the top 5.

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              MC Slim JB Jan 8, 2008 06:39 PM

              That was Aboslut Level, their super-premium bottling, that placed highly in the NY Times taste test, not the regular Absolut.

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                vinosnob Jan 9, 2008 01:01 PM

                Oh, missed that; although, I'm still not a fan of Level either.

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