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Pricier than Sheldon's Crystal Palace, the stuff is called Boru, and
it was on sale for $8.97/750ml. I'm certainly no conno-sewer of
vodka, but $12 vodkas always have an off taste. This was more along
the lines of Svedka, SKYY, Absolut, or 3 Olives, but at a far cheaper
price. It's on sale for a few more days, so I'm going to get some
more. Eleven days until no more beer, and I'm using up odds and
ends right now, not planning on buying more, except for one box of
good beer to say goodbye to my favorite carby adult beverage.

--Bryan

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Pricier than Sheldon's Crystal Palace, the stuff is called Boru, and
it was on sale for $8.97/750ml. I'm certainly no conno-sewer of
vodka, but $12 vodkas always have an off taste. This was more along
the lines of Svedka, SKYY, Absolut, or 3 Olives, but at a far cheaper
price. It's on sale for a few more days, so I'm going to get some
more. Eleven days until no more beer, and I'm using up odds and
ends right now, not planning on buying more, except for one box of
good beer to say goodbye to my favorite carby adult beverage.

--Bryan


Finlandia is my favorite vodka.

Cheri


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On Tue, 25 Oct 2011 17:54:19 -0700 (PDT), Bryan
wrote:

Pricier than Sheldon's Crystal Palace, the stuff is called Boru, and
it was on sale for $8.97/750ml. I'm certainly no conno-sewer of
vodka, but $12 vodkas always have an off taste. This was more along
the lines of Svedka, SKYY, Absolut, or 3 Olives, but at a far cheaper
price. It's on sale for a few more days, so I'm going to get some
more. Eleven days until no more beer, and I'm using up odds and
ends right now, not planning on buying more, except for one box of
good beer to say goodbye to my favorite carby adult beverage.

Where did you find it?

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On Oct 25, 9:14*pm, sf wrote:
On Tue, 25 Oct 2011 17:54:19 -0700 (PDT), Bryan

wrote:
Pricier than Sheldon's Crystal Palace, the stuff is called Boru, and
it was on sale for $8.97/750ml. *I'm certainly no conno-sewer of
vodka, but $12 vodkas always have an off taste. *This was more along
the lines of Svedka, SKYY, Absolut, or 3 Olives, but at a far cheaper
price. *It's on sale for a few more days, so I'm going to get some
more. * *Eleven days until no more beer, and I'm using up odds and
ends right now, not planning on buying more, except for one box of
good beer to say goodbye to my favorite carby adult beverage.


Where did you find it?

At Shop'n Save, which is a SuperValu store.

--Bryan
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On Oct 25, 8:52*pm, "Cheri" wrote:
"Bryan" wrote in message

...

Pricier than Sheldon's Crystal Palace, the stuff is called Boru, and
it was on sale for $8.97/750ml. *I'm certainly no conno-sewer of
vodka, but $12 vodkas always have an off taste. *This was more along
the lines of Svedka, SKYY, Absolut, or 3 Olives, but at a far cheaper
price. *It's on sale for a few more days, so I'm going to get some
more. * *Eleven days until no more beer, and I'm using up odds and
ends right now, not planning on buying more, except for one box of
good beer to say goodbye to my favorite carby adult beverage.


--Bryan


Finlandia is my favorite vodka.


I left Finlandia out of my list of comparable, mid-priced brands, but
it belonged there. I never drink any vodka neat, nor do I take cold
shots. Mixed, this Boru stuff was as clean as Finlandia. Sheldon
maintains that really cheap vodka is just as good as the mid-priced
brands when mixed, but I disagree. The mid-priced brands really are
pretty interchangeable in cocktails because they really are neutral.
$9 was a real bargain for a *fifth* of decent vodka.

Cheri


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"Bryan" wrote in message
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On Oct 25, 8:52 pm, "Cheri" wrote:
"Bryan" wrote in message

...

Pricier than Sheldon's Crystal Palace, the stuff is called Boru, and
it was on sale for $8.97/750ml. I'm certainly no conno-sewer of
vodka, but $12 vodkas always have an off taste. This was more along
the lines of Svedka, SKYY, Absolut, or 3 Olives, but at a far cheaper
price. It's on sale for a few more days, so I'm going to get some
more. Eleven days until no more beer, and I'm using up odds and
ends right now, not planning on buying more, except for one box of
good beer to say goodbye to my favorite carby adult beverage.


--Bryan


Finlandia is my favorite vodka.


I left Finlandia out of my list of comparable, mid-priced brands, but
it belonged there. I never drink any vodka neat, nor do I take cold
shots. Mixed, this Boru stuff was as clean as Finlandia. Sheldon
maintains that really cheap vodka is just as good as the mid-priced
brands when mixed, but I disagree. The mid-priced brands really are
pretty interchangeable in cocktails because they really are neutral.
$9 was a real bargain for a *fifth* of decent vodka.
=========
I will have to try that.

Cheri

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On Tue, 25 Oct 2011 19:19:38 -0700 (PDT), Bryan
wrote:

On Oct 25, 9:14*pm, sf wrote:
On Tue, 25 Oct 2011 17:54:19 -0700 (PDT), Bryan

wrote:
Pricier than Sheldon's Crystal Palace, the stuff is called Boru, and
it was on sale for $8.97/750ml. *I'm certainly no conno-sewer of
vodka, but $12 vodkas always have an off taste. *This was more along
the lines of Svedka, SKYY, Absolut, or 3 Olives, but at a far cheaper
price. *It's on sale for a few more days, so I'm going to get some
more. * *Eleven days until no more beer, and I'm using up odds and
ends right now, not planning on buying more, except for one box of
good beer to say goodbye to my favorite carby adult beverage.


Where did you find it?

At Shop'n Save, which is a SuperValu store.


Thanks, I googled it because I'd never heard of Boru (or 3 Olives for
that matter) and the price was double. So check out the price at
BevMo or whatever liquor store is nearby and if it's really a discount
for your area - stock up!


--
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"Bryan" wrote in message
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Pricier than Sheldon's Crystal Palace, the stuff is called Boru, and
it was on sale for $8.97/750ml. I'm certainly no conno-sewer of
vodka, but $12 vodkas always have an off taste. This was more along
the lines of Svedka, SKYY, Absolut, or 3 Olives, but at a far cheaper
price. It's on sale for a few more days, so I'm going to get some
more. Eleven days until no more beer, and I'm using up odds and
ends right now, not planning on buying more, except for one box of
good beer to say goodbye to my favorite carby adult beverage.

--Bryan


I'll look for it. We've been drinking http://www.vodkasobieski.com/
Found it to be as good as the high priced stuff.


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On Tue, 25 Oct 2011 19:42:22 -0700, "Cheri"
wrote:

"Bryan" wrote in message
...
On Oct 25, 8:52 pm, "Cheri" wrote:
"Bryan" wrote in message

...

Pricier than Sheldon's Crystal Palace, the stuff is called Boru, and
it was on sale for $8.97/750ml. I'm certainly no conno-sewer of
vodka, but $12 vodkas always have an off taste. This was more along
the lines of Svedka, SKYY, Absolut, or 3 Olives, but at a far cheaper
price. It's on sale for a few more days, so I'm going to get some
more. Eleven days until no more beer, and I'm using up odds and
ends right now, not planning on buying more, except for one box of
good beer to say goodbye to my favorite carby adult beverage.


--Bryan


Finlandia is my favorite vodka.


I left Finlandia out of my list of comparable, mid-priced brands, but
it belonged there. I never drink any vodka neat, nor do I take cold
shots. Mixed, this Boru stuff was as clean as Finlandia. Sheldon
maintains that really cheap vodka is just as good as the mid-priced
brands when mixed, but I disagree. The mid-priced brands really are
pretty interchangeable in cocktails because they really are neutral.
$9 was a real bargain for a *fifth* of decent vodka.
=========
I will have to try that.

Cheri


There is no way anyone can tell which vodka is in a mixed drink...
waste your money, see if I care. People who use top shelf booze for
mixed drinks are idiots. Order a bloody mary or a screwdriver with
top shelf vodka and the bar tenders are laughing at you.
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Bryan wrote:

Pricier than Sheldon's Crystal Palace, the stuff is called Boru, and
it was on sale for $8.97/750ml. I'm certainly no conno-sewer of
vodka, but $12 vodkas always have an off taste. This was more along
the lines of Svedka, SKYY, Absolut, or 3 Olives, but at a far cheaper
price. It's on sale for a few more days, so I'm going to get some
more.


Back in the days I lived in the college dorms about 1976-7 before the
fall of the Berlin wall we tried a blind taste testing of vodkas. This
was done by college students not training specialists but I'm never
going to be a trained specialist when it comes to vodka so the results
were good enough for my purposes.

We tried 3 top shelf vodkas. Absolute, Finlandia and Stoli straight
from the Soviet Union with the label in Cyrillic. I didn't know of any
other top shelf brands at the time. We tried 3 discount brands Popov,
Kamchatka and a discount version of Smirnoff. We put all of the bottles
in the freezer over night and marked rows of shot glasses with letters.
Someone filled the shot glasses randomly in a room out of site. It
turned out no one could identify any of the top shelf vodkas by brand,
no one could tell the discount vodkas by brand and only half could tell
the top shelf ones from the discount ones.

My conclusion - If you find a top shelf quality vodka on sale for the
price of a discount brand buy it on the spot. Pour it into an empty
Absolute bottle. Keep it in the freezer. Chances are no one will be
able to tell it's not Absolute. As long as you could tell it was top
shelf quality that's all that will be needed for the vast majority of
the population.

Eleven days until no more beer, and I'm using up odds and
ends right now, not planning on buying more, except for one box of
good beer to say goodbye to my favorite carby adult beverage.


You know they make zero carb beer, right? It comes in concentrated
form. Just add water to return it to normal beer strength. Like all
substitutes it's not really the same as the original but I know plenty
of people who have developed a taste for the zero carb form of beer.
It's called whiskey!


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On Oct 25, 11:19*pm, sf wrote:
On Tue, 25 Oct 2011 19:19:38 -0700 (PDT), Bryan









wrote:
On Oct 25, 9:14*pm, sf wrote:
On Tue, 25 Oct 2011 17:54:19 -0700 (PDT), Bryan


wrote:
Pricier than Sheldon's Crystal Palace, the stuff is called Boru, and
it was on sale for $8.97/750ml. *I'm certainly no conno-sewer of
vodka, but $12 vodkas always have an off taste. *This was more along
the lines of Svedka, SKYY, Absolut, or 3 Olives, but at a far cheaper
price. *It's on sale for a few more days, so I'm going to get some
more. * *Eleven days until no more beer, and I'm using up odds and
ends right now, not planning on buying more, except for one box of
good beer to say goodbye to my favorite carby adult beverage.


Where did you find it?


At Shop'n Save, which is a SuperValu store.


Thanks, I googled it because I'd never heard of Boru (or 3 Olives for
that matter) and the price was double. *So check out the price at
BevMo or whatever liquor store is nearby and if it's really a discount
for your area - stock up!

I ordered 2 cases @ $8.11 per bottle. That will last me a long time.

--Bryan
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On Oct 26, 11:54*am, Brooklyn1 Gravesend1 wrote:
On Tue, 25 Oct 2011 19:42:22 -0700, "Cheri"
wrote:









"Bryan" wrote in message
....
On Oct 25, 8:52 pm, "Cheri" wrote:
"Bryan" wrote in message


....


Pricier than Sheldon's Crystal Palace, the stuff is called Boru, and
it was on sale for $8.97/750ml. I'm certainly no conno-sewer of
vodka, but $12 vodkas always have an off taste. This was more along
the lines of Svedka, SKYY, Absolut, or 3 Olives, but at a far cheaper
price. It's on sale for a few more days, so I'm going to get some
more. Eleven days until no more beer, and I'm using up odds and
ends right now, not planning on buying more, except for one box of
good beer to say goodbye to my favorite carby adult beverage.


--Bryan


Finlandia is my favorite vodka.


I left Finlandia out of my list of comparable, mid-priced brands, but
it belonged there. *I never drink any vodka neat, nor do I take cold
shots. *Mixed, this Boru stuff was as clean as Finlandia. *Sheldon
maintains that really cheap vodka is just as good as the mid-priced
brands when mixed, but I disagree. *The mid-priced brands really are
pretty interchangeable in cocktails because they really are neutral.
$9 was a real bargain for a *fifth* *of decent vodka.
=========
I will have to try that.


Cheri


There is no way anyone can tell which vodka is in a mixed drink...
waste your money, see if I care. *People who use top shelf booze for
mixed drinks are idiots. *Order a bloody mary or a screwdriver with
top shelf vodka and the bar tenders are laughing at you.


I agree, but one can tell the difference between a mid-priced and an
el cheapo.

--Bryan
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On Wed, 26 Oct 2011 15:06:27 -0700 (PDT), Bryan
wrote:

On Oct 25, 11:19*pm, sf wrote:

Thanks, I googled it because I'd never heard of Boru (or 3 Olives for
that matter) and the price was double. *So check out the price at
BevMo or whatever liquor store is nearby and if it's really a discount
for your area - stock up!

I ordered 2 cases @ $8.11 per bottle. That will last me a long time.


That's m'boy.


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On 2011-10-27, Mark Thorson wrote:

for cigarettes. You're not just addicted to the drug,
you're also addicted to the delivery vehicle.


I'd hardly classify vodka as a delivery vehicle. Bad vodka, at its
worst, is undrinkable. Good vodka, at its best, is flavorless. A
"delivery vehicle" should arrive on its own. Vodka arrives on a tow
truck.

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On Wed, 26 Oct 2011 16:45:00 -0700 (PDT), Bryan
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On Oct 26, 11:54*am, Brooklyn1 Gravesend1 wrote:
On Tue, 25 Oct 2011 19:42:22 -0700, "Cheri"
wrote:









"Bryan" wrote in message
...
On Oct 25, 8:52 pm, "Cheri" wrote:
"Bryan" wrote in message


...


Pricier than Sheldon's Crystal Palace, the stuff is called Boru, and
it was on sale for $8.97/750ml. I'm certainly no conno-sewer of
vodka, but $12 vodkas always have an off taste. This was more along
the lines of Svedka, SKYY, Absolut, or 3 Olives, but at a far cheaper
price. It's on sale for a few more days, so I'm going to get some
more. Eleven days until no more beer, and I'm using up odds and
ends right now, not planning on buying more, except for one box of
good beer to say goodbye to my favorite carby adult beverage.


--Bryan


Finlandia is my favorite vodka.


I left Finlandia out of my list of comparable, mid-priced brands, but
it belonged there. *I never drink any vodka neat, nor do I take cold
shots. *Mixed, this Boru stuff was as clean as Finlandia. *Sheldon
maintains that really cheap vodka is just as good as the mid-priced
brands when mixed, but I disagree. *The mid-priced brands really are
pretty interchangeable in cocktails because they really are neutral.
$9 was a real bargain for a *fifth* *of decent vodka.
=========
I will have to try that.


Cheri


There is no way anyone can tell which vodka is in a mixed drink...
waste your money, see if I care. *People who use top shelf booze for
mixed drinks are idiots. *Order a bloody mary or a screwdriver with
top shelf vodka and the bar tenders are laughing at you.


I agree, but one can tell the difference between a mid-priced and an
el cheapo.


Not in a mixed drink and straight not after the second drink.


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