russian standard vodka
a woman i met in the liquor asserted that it was her new favorite, and the price just can't be beat. what's the deal? how does it compare to other premium vodkas?
russian standard has a bit of character or kick to it in my opinion. Personally, I prefer Zyr, I think it is one of the better mass market grain vodkas I've tasted. however, Russian standard is a pretty good deal and I use it in cocktails where I want that kick to come through, such as in a cosmo. If you want a smooth clean vodka on the cheap, i think Polar Ice might be better.
Russian Standart compares quite well. Viscous, smooth and more than a touch of that bread-y note on the finish that Russian vodkas are known for. A very nice vodka at a good price.
For about the same price, a better choice is Youri Dolgoruki. It's superior to any "premium"grain-based vodka ; only problem is its distribution seems to be more limited. But, it's sold in Los Angeles as well as online if your state permits shipping.