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Green Mark Vodka 70cl was £16 now only £12! @ Sainsbury's
Green Mark Vodka 70cl was £16 now only £12! @ Sainsbury's

Green Mark Vodka 70cl was £16 now only £12! @ Sainsbury's

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perfect timing for the weekend please drink responsibly

Traditional Russian recipe
Smooth pure taste
Imported from Russia

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bought it today, but there was one thing different, the alcohol strength has changed, its no longer 40% but 38%, but its a small price to pay considering this was £12 and Smirnoff was priced at £14

Great price, although I prefer Russian Standard.

Original Poster

how about ordering 5 botles online and using £15 off £60 code, works out £9 a bottle

I really like this vodka ..has an authentic taste ..

After that statement I don't doubt someone will be on soon to tell me it is churned out of a unit in Enfield

mariolj

how about ordering 5 botles online and using £15 off £60 code, works out £ … how about ordering 5 botles online and using £15 off £60 code, works out £9 a bottle



Unfortunately £15 code excludes spirits and liquors mariolj :-(

Come back when it's £10 or £11, that's only when I buy from Sainsbury's.

Original Poster

jimmiley

Unfortunately £15 code excludes spirits and liquors mariolj :-(



thank you



Unfortunately £15 code excludes spirits and liquors mariolj :-( [/quote]

yeah the selling undercost agreement the retailers have done with the govt has killed the really good deals but doing the deal with the govt means they have not brought in a min cost per unit law that will kill all booze deals so these in-store deals are the best we can get.

if the min cost per unit law had come in all the would have happened is people would be buying illegally from some dodgy guy in a transit who has slipped a load in the country from abroad on a booze cruise and the taxman would not get his cut like dodgy cigs

realdarkprince

bought it today, but there was one thing different, the alcohol strength … bought it today, but there was one thing different, the alcohol strength has changed, its no longer 40% but 38%, but its a small price to pay considering this was £12 and Smirnoff was priced at £14



I noticed that when my mate bought a few bottles for a party a couple of weeks ago, he still had an old litre that was 40% so we tanned that first lol.

Does anyone know why it's been watered down to 38%? This was my backup whenever Russian Standard was off special, but not any more. Surely can't be to do with the duty/vat/min price thing as there are cheaper vodkas out there, plus Russian Standard is still on special around the same price.

meherenow

I noticed that when my mate bought a few bottles for a party a couple of … I noticed that when my mate bought a few bottles for a party a couple of weeks ago, he still had an old litre that was 40% so we tanned that first lol.Does anyone know why it's been watered down to 38%? This was my backup whenever Russian Standard was off special, but not any more. Surely can't be to do with the duty/vat/min price thing as there are cheaper vodkas out there, plus Russian Standard is still on special around the same price.



Because it's cheaper to make it 38% than to make it 40%?

It seems rather bizarre that you'd stop drinking it because the strength is marginally less. I find it hard to believe that anyone would even notice if it wasn't marked on the bottle.

Banned

Apparently if you run cheap vodka through a brita type water filter 10 times it makes it taste a hell of a lot better.

callum9999

Because it's cheaper to make it 38% than to make it 40%?It seems rather … Because it's cheaper to make it 38% than to make it 40%?It seems rather bizarre that you'd stop drinking it because the strength is marginally less. I find it hard to believe that anyone would even notice if it wasn't marked on the bottle.



It's not bizarre, it's just a choice - I prefer Russian Standard anyway, but this was a close second - but now it is, to all intents, watered down.

It's like changing a recipe on a favourite food, to make is "new and improved" - why can't they just leave things alone! Of course it's to make it cheaper, but it's always been keenly priced anyway, on special every other week, and quite palatable compared to the turps that is Smirnoff.

realdarkprince

bought it today, but there was one thing different, the alcohol strength … bought it today, but there was one thing different, the alcohol strength has changed, its no longer 40% but 38%, but its a small price to pay considering this was £12 and Smirnoff was priced at £14



I did notice that the 1 litre bottles were 40% proof though. Very strange.

Musician

Apparently if you run cheap vodka through a brita type water filter 10 … Apparently if you run cheap vodka through a brita type water filter 10 times it makes it taste a hell of a lot better.



Running alcohol through a plastic filter... is that safe :O?

meowmix

Running alcohol through a plastic filter... is that safe :O?



LOL is drinking alcohol safe.....?

meherenow

It's not bizarre, it's just a choice - I prefer Russian Standard anyway, … It's not bizarre, it's just a choice - I prefer Russian Standard anyway, but this was a close second - but now it is, to all intents, watered down.It's like changing a recipe on a favourite food, to make is "new and improved" - why can't they just leave things alone! Of course it's to make it cheaper, but it's always been keenly priced anyway, on special every other week, and quite palatable compared to the turps that is Smirnoff.



Of course it's bizarre. I can say with confidence that the taste change between Green Mark at 40% to Green Mark at 38% will be completely unnoticeable to all but the best vodka connoisseurs (and even then I'd doubt it). You'd also need to be a pretty severe alcoholic for a 2% drop in alcohol content to affect how much you need to drink to feel the effects.

It's nothing like changing the recipe on a favourite food - changing the recipe changes the taste. Adding a tiny bit more water to vodka does virtually nothing. And given that the creators of the vodka are in it to make a profit, not for fun, perhaps it being cheap and regularly on sale is precisely why they want to cut production costs?

But of course - it's purely up to you to decide what you want to drink. I certainly wouldn't want to try and make you change your mind, I'm just commenting that it seems bizarre!
Edited by: "callum9999" 13th Jul 2014

Yeah wierd government rules now. No discounts allowed on spirits, we don't get colleague discount on them now and I assume its the same at other retailers?

Beer and cider is ok though. This is supposed to be a good vodka though, bearing in mind sainsburys basic is £10.50 this is an extra quid

hmmmmmmmmmmm..............weekend finishes in 11 mins, should I get a litre of vodka and polish it off?????

damn you sunday trading laws

Bought this today it's produced at topaz distillery in Moscow so it's the real Russian vodka. One thing I don't like is the bottle it's more like a wine bottle and has a cork style lid.

Original Poster

brendanhickey

Bought this today it's produced at topaz distillery in Moscow so it's the … Bought this today it's produced at topaz distillery in Moscow so it's the real Russian vodka. One thing I don't like is the bottle it's more like a wine bottle and has a cork style lid.



why do you worry about lid? once you have opened it finish it, simple as:)

mariolj

why do you worry about lid? once you have opened it finish it, simple as:)

i love my liver to much i mix it was lemonade so it lasts me the week end and if i don't finish it i save for the next weekend.

Musician

Apparently if you run cheap vodka through a brita type water filter 10 … Apparently if you run cheap vodka through a brita type water filter 10 times it makes it taste a hell of a lot better.



You'd be better off buying a premium vodka in the first place, as it would cost you more in filters, it was proven on mythbusters.

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Trash Man

You'd be better off buying a premium vodka in the first place, as it … You'd be better off buying a premium vodka in the first place, as it would cost you more in filters, it was proven on mythbusters.



Not if you use your mums water filter !
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