Ignis French Grain Vodka, 70cl (Grey Goose Knockoff?), £13.99 In Store @ Lidl
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Ignis French Grain Vodka, 70cl (Grey Goose Knockoff?), £13.99 In Store @ Lidl

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LocalFound 27th Oct 2017Edited by:"louiselouise"
*Thanks to kelzo23 and retro_pie, this is now £13.99 - must be competing with the Aldi Saint Gérmont Vodka?*

Was £15.99. Discussion of the Aldi Vodka here hotukdeals.com/dea…996

Lidl's Ignis French Grain Vodka also won Gold at the Grocer Drink Awards 2017: thesun.co.uk/mon…er/
(thanks again to kelzo23)


Does the bottle look familiar? My sister is a big fan of Belvedere and Grey Goose (though she prefers Ciroc out of all the many-times-distilled-smooth-vodkas out there)..apparently she has seen this in Lidl before, but her local only stocks it "before the Xmas period".

I can't find much discussion about this, but may be worth a bash for £15.99. The picture below was taken in the Blantyre store last night (Thursday), the shelf label says "Smooth and silky with creamy, vanilla notes":
2818280.jpgThis website mentions it (unsure if it's marketing blurb or a genuine review - the article is from 1st December 2016, which supports my sister's comment about it being around a while): brawspirit.com/201…dl/
2818280.jpgbrawspirit dot com says:
"The packaging is clearly targeting a more premium buyer (with obvious similarities to other high-end vodkas) but it’s still priced at £17.99
(£15.99 in store currently) for a 70cl bottle.
Made from French wheat and bottled in France, the first thing everyone agreed on was what a good nose it had.
Nosing vodka isn’t something we’d usually do, but there were very pleasant vanilla and floral notes.
Drinking it neat revealed a pleasant sweetness and a very clean finish with no hint of chemical burn or roughness."
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Thanks for posting, shall check my local store!
grey goose premium vodka. it was always junk until the marketing gods did their magic lol...
Worth a look, ta.
Remember when Grey Goose was cheaper than Smirnoff in Yates', what happened!
can't tell the difference when mixed with iron bru, might as well be drinkin it with glenns vodka.
telegraph.co.uk/foo…tml Blind Vodka taste test (that's the people trying it didn't know which brand they were drinking, nothing to do with the vodkas ability, before someone says) Interesting read or you could just skip straight to the bottom for the results. Interesting for the 'premium' Grey Goose drinkers out there.
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Cpt_Fool3 h, 48 m ago

telegraph.co.uk/foo…tml Blind Vodka taste test (that's the people trying i …telegraph.co.uk/foo…tml Blind Vodka taste test (that's the people trying it didn't know which brand they were drinking, nothing to do with the vodkas ability, before someone says) Interesting read or you could just skip straight to the bottom for the results. Interesting for the 'premium' Grey Goose drinkers out there.



Link doesn't work..this one? It is nearly 10 years old though - published July 2009. telegraph.co.uk/foo…tml

The one I mention often on vodka threads is Kirkland Signature (Costco brand - and the French version, not the US variety) munchies.vice.com/en_…bet

Still haven't tried it, I will one of these days...
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Cpt_Fool6 h, 41 m ago

telegraph.co.uk/foo…tml Blind Vodka taste test (that's the people trying i …telegraph.co.uk/foo…tml Blind Vodka taste test (that's the people trying it didn't know which brand they were drinking, nothing to do with the vodkas ability, before someone says) Interesting read or you could just skip straight to the bottom for the results. Interesting for the 'premium' Grey Goose drinkers out there.



louiselouise2 h, 52 m ago

Link doesn't work..this one? It is nearly 10 years old though - published …Link doesn't work..this one? It is nearly 10 years old though - published July 2009. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/wine/5770943/10-vodkas-put-to-the-test.htmlThe one I mention often on vodka threads is Kirkland Signature (Costco brand - and the French version, not the US variety) https://munchies.vice.com/en_us/article/78mevb/why-costcos-vodka-may-be-your-best-betStill haven't tried it, I will one of these days...http://www.costco.co.uk/view/p/kirkland-signature-french-vodka-175l-116515 [Image]


I read the article, and despite it being years old, I simply can't believe that's the best picture they could have got of those two blind testers. Must be a blind photographer as well

Plus, having lived in Scotland for ages, Glen's is definitely not the best vodka out there, I guess they tasted that one last and were suitably walloped by that point

Can't comment on this vodka, nor whether it's decent value becaise it resembles a premium brand.
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JusticeForThe966 m ago

I read the article, and despite it being years old, I simply can't believe …I read the article, and despite it being years old, I simply can't believe that's the best picture they could have got of those two blind testers. Must be a blind photographer as well Plus, having lived in Scotland for ages, Glen's is definitely not the best vodka out there, I guess they tasted that one last and were suitably walloped by that point Can't comment on this vodka, nor whether it's decent value becaise it resembles a premium brand.



Yep, I know Glen's vodka well, and it's definitely "wallopers" that drink it, or those on a tight budget. Pretty horrible stuff, not the worst...but not the best.

I've heard that Sobieski Vodka is a good budget option but I've never seen it that cheap over here in the UK.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 27th Oct 2017
louiselouise2 m ago

Yep, I know Glen's vodka well, and it's definitely "wallopers" that drink …Yep, I know Glen's vodka well, and it's definitely "wallopers" that drink it, or those on a tight budget. Pretty horrible stuff, not the worst...but not the best.


If it's on the same shelf as the Buckfast Louise, it's not to be trusted
Kirkland Vodka is honesty pretty decent! And its only £38 for 1.75l! I agree Grey Goose etc has just been marketed so well!
The idea of this 'craft' vodka that the hipsters are blagged into is a joke. There is no difference, it's alcohol, in a bottle! Unless, of course, it's fake and it's acetone, the reason it's easily faked? Because it's just alcohol!
billbobargins13 h, 44 m ago

can't tell the difference when mixed with iron bru, might as well be …can't tell the difference when mixed with iron bru, might as well be drinkin it with glenns vodka.


pmsfl
billbobargins27th Oct

can't tell the difference when mixed with iron bru, might as well be …can't tell the difference when mixed with iron bru, might as well be drinkin it with glenns vodka.


You need to see a doctor and get your taste buds checked out.
M1LFHunter23 h, 46 m ago

The idea of this 'craft' vodka that the hipsters are blagged into is a …The idea of this 'craft' vodka that the hipsters are blagged into is a joke. There is no difference, it's alcohol, in a bottle! Unless, of course, it's fake and it's acetone, the reason it's easily faked? Because it's just alcohol!


Yeah, and all those scotch drinkers, what do they know! And rum, and tequila too, its all just alcohol innit!
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I think the whole "point" of the many-times-distilled premium vodkas is that they don't have that harsh vodka burn, and if served with clear mixers, you don't get the deadly hangover either. I'm sure my sister would give a much better-informed reply, I barely drink alcohol

There isn't much information on the bottle at all, so I suppose it's down to the taste test...hopefully more online reviews will spring up over time.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 28th Oct 2017
So, anyone tried it yet?
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Okay, sister tried it (she who likes Ciroc and all the other more premium voddies). Would she buy it again? Yes.

What is it in comparison to? New Amsterdam vodka, she says. Maybe not on a par with Grey Goose.

Smooth drinking, with no burn? Yes.

Of course, this is just one person's opinion.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 1st Nov 2017
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Sister was talking about this last night - she tried this again recently and reckons comparing it to New Amsterdam vodka is underselling it. She thinks it's "amazing" and a worthy contender to Grey Goose, Ciroc etc, and would buy it again in a heartbeat - no harsh hangover compared to the New Amsterdam.

(From talking to an assistant) she said this vodka first appeared around winter 2016 and is only a limited edition for winter-time, these fly off the shelves in most stores.
It's down to £13.99 I got it today! Does anyone know if it's as good as grey goose??
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Edited by: "kelzo23" 24th Nov 2017
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kelzo2340 m ago

It's down to £13.99 I got it today! Does anyone know if it's as good as …It's down to £13.99 I got it today! Does anyone know if it's as good as grey goose??[Image] [Image]



Must be competing with the Aldi one! hotukdeals.com/dea…996
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kelzo2324th Nov 2017

It's down to £13.99 I got it today! Does anyone know if it's as good as …It's down to £13.99 I got it today! Does anyone know if it's as good as grey goose??[Image] [Image]



I'll let my sister know - she'll be thrilled, though I think she's used her £5 off £30* voucher on them already (not sure)

*Woops, it's actually a £5 off £30 voucher, not £40, d'oh!
Edited by: "louiselouise" 16th Jan
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(This quote of mine is from the Korol 0.5L Vodka thread, from Lidl, but relevant as I'm mentioning this vodka and its Aldi alternative hotukdeals.com/com…923 )

Was discussing this (Korol Vodka) with my sister (she loves her vodkas, particularly the Grey Goose/Belvedere/Ciroc a-likes).

Ciroc is still her number one, but she wasn't that keen on this one, will have to ask her why.

She also mentioned the Aldi Saint Gérmont Premium French Vodka (£13.99 - a "Grey Goose"-alike which is competing with Lidl's Ignis French Grain Vodka). Apparently the Aldi vodka gave her a thumping hangover, something you don't really expect with the smooth, many-times-distilled clear spirits - which she always drinks with clear mixers to try to avoid the rough morning after. She also said it tasted harsh, not smooth as expected, and she reckons Lidl's version is miles better.

She may have had a bad batch or something?

She insists that Lidl's Ignis French Grain is still only a Xmas/winter special (same as last year) so it won't be found in stores all year round - not sure if that will change.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 6th Feb
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