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Skyy Premium American Vodka, 70cl, £15 @ Amazon (£19.49 Non-Prime)
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Skyy Premium American Vodka, 70cl, £15 @ Amazon (£19.49 Non-Prime)

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Posted 28th Oct
Tesco (link here) and Amazon are price-matching again.

The Tesco blurb says: Save £5.00 Was £20.00 Now £15.00
Offer valid for delivery from 29/10/2019 until 18/11/2019

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  • Absolute purity and a lot of harmony in the flavor with soft hints to vanilla, cinnamon, nuts and not toasted sesame
  • With this water is mixed finest Midwest American grains and a state of the art production process
  • Clean and neutral on both the nose and palate
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Amazon has great reviews
Another review: therumhowlerblog.com/vod…da/
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Thats 2 words you dont see too frequently together...American & Premium.

Not tried the Vodka, but voted hot as seems a good price for an Americal Premium item!
When I first found this vodka online, I assume it was pretty new to the UK as there were few reviews around.

There's some from UK reviewers now.

T3 says (didn't know they did alcohol reviews! though it's not very well-written) - article from January 2019

Best for: Cocktail making
Made from: American Grains
Gluten Free: No
Country of Origin: USA
Reasons to buy +Mixes well +Cheap
Reasons to avoid -Not the tastiest neat

Skyy Vodka is one of the only vodka’s
(sic) that is made purely from American grains. It has a clean and neutral taste which not everyone’s palette will agree with as it can be a bit dry compared to other richer vodkas like Zubrowka.

However, this is a particularly fashionable choice for 2018, gracing the top shelfs
(sic) of most swanky bars and clubs. Normally, a cheaper vodka means a cheaper taste, but this bottle from Skyy is sort of bucking that trend, offering a pretty smooth tasting vodka for a budget-friendly price.

Reviews from Drinksandco dot co dot uk here
(some read more like advert blurb than reviews, though)
Edited by: "louiselouise" 28th Oct
Sky do vodka! Once it's empty will I have to speak to ten different people to negotiate a refill price?
have had this one a few times over the last few years - it's a decent mixing vodka (especially at that price), although i wouldn't personally pay any more for it, and i wouldn't particularly want to have it neat even when chilled (although it's clean enough, there are better around for that sort of thing). it's a step up from the likes of smirnoff, and better than the likes of grey goose and ciroc that command a high price for no reason that i've been able to fathom, but there are better available for only a little bit more - luksosowa and wyborowa spring to mind, for example, and both are less than £20/bottle for a far nicer vodka. the crystal skull range is superb, too, but a lot more pricy, as is the chase vodka - it'd be a waste to mix those, though.
bladesuk128/10/2019 13:07

have had this one a few times over the last few years - it's a decent …have had this one a few times over the last few years - it's a decent mixing vodka (especially at that price), although i wouldn't personally pay any more for it, and i wouldn't particularly want to have it neat even when chilled (although it's clean enough, there are better around for that sort of thing). it's a step up from the likes of smirnoff, and better than the likes of grey goose and ciroc that command a high price for no reason that i've been able to fathom, but there are better available for only a little bit more - luksosowa and wyborowa spring to mind, for example, and both are less than £20/bottle for a far nicer vodka. the crystal skull range is superb, too, but a lot more pricy, as is the chase vodka - it'd be a waste to mix those, though.



Yeah, my sister is a bit of a vodka purist (I wouldn't say snob, as that would suggest she's a judgey person). Her absolute favourite of the "smooth" vodkas she's tried is Mamont.

This is a cheaper option she goes for when purse strings are tight. Lidl's Ignis French Grain is another good budget option if you like that sort of voddy. The price fluctuates slightly here in Scotland.

Bought her Chase Vodka a few Xmases ago and she liked it, she loves Ciroc as well. She hated Wyborowa (bought it when it was £15.50) and thought it was too alcohol-y (if I remember correctly).

Luksusowa is £19.75 from Amazon today, though don't think she's tried that yet.

If you have a Costco card, she also heartily recommends the Kirkland Signature (French) Vodka 1.75L, which is usually just under £30 and many compare it to Grey Goose - it even does better in some taste tests. Annoyingly, it's much, much cheaper in the US.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 28th Oct
Not sure why the Mod removed Tesco from the header, it was okay to add additional retailers to the title before. I realise the "buy from" date says 29th October - I can only assume it's a mistake as it allows you to purchase for £15 today?
Edited by: "louiselouise" 28th Oct
louiselouise28/10/2019 13:32

Yeah, my sister is a bit of a vodka purist (I wouldn't say snob, as that …Yeah, my sister is a bit of a vodka purist (I wouldn't say snob, as that would suggest she's a judgey person). Her absolute favourite of the "smooth" vodkas she's tried is Mamont.This is a cheaper option she goes for when purse strings are tight. Lidl's Ignis French Grain is another good budget option if you like that sort of voddy. The price fluctuates slightly here in Scotland.Bought her Chase Vodka a few Xmases ago and she liked it, she loves Ciroc as well. She hated Wyborowa (bought it when it was £15.50) and thought it was too alcohol-y (if I remember correctly).Luksusowa is £19.75 from Amazon today, though don't think she's tried that yet.If you have a Costco card, she also heartily recommends the Kirkland Signature (French) Vodka 1.75L, which is usually just under £30 and many compare it to Grey Goose - it even does better in some taste tests. Annoyingly, it's much, much cheaper in the US.


i haven't tried mamont yet - it's always more expensive than something else i know i like, so i've not yet bothered. it's on my list, though! i generally prefer a smoother, potato-based vodka for the most part - they tend to be a little bit sweeter and not so harsh, and have none of the oiliness you get with some vodkas (i'm looking at you, smirnoff). and there's nothing wrong with being a purist (or even a snob, for that matter) imo - just means you've tried enough to have a firm preference, and you don't want to waste your money on something you don't like as much. after all, what's the point in drinking rubbish spirits? when there's only a couple of quid difference in price, you might as well get something nicer and enjoy it. so long as you're not telling someone else that they're 'wrong' then be as picky as you like.

the interesting thing about grey goose is that it was originally pitched around the stolichnaya red end of things and was doing badly. they got a new marketing manager in who suggested they put it in a tall bottle so it had to go on the top shelf, and to increase the price. this gave the perception that it was a high-end vodka, and sales took off. it's still exactly the same vodka, though! i've never been that fussed about that one myself, which just goes to show - you have to try these things yourself and form your own opinion, as everybody's tastebuds and preferences are different.
bladesuk129/10/2019 11:39

i haven't tried mamont yet - it's always more expensive than something …i haven't tried mamont yet - it's always more expensive than something else i know i like, so i've not yet bothered. it's on my list, though! i generally prefer a smoother, potato-based vodka for the most part - they tend to be a little bit sweeter and not so harsh, and have none of the oiliness you get with some vodkas (i'm looking at you, smirnoff). and there's nothing wrong with being a purist (or even a snob, for that matter) imo - just means you've tried enough to have a firm preference, and you don't want to waste your money on something you don't like as much. after all, what's the point in drinking rubbish spirits? when there's only a couple of quid difference in price, you might as well get something nicer and enjoy it. so long as you're not telling someone else that they're 'wrong' then be as picky as you like.the interesting thing about grey goose is that it was originally pitched around the stolichnaya red end of things and was doing badly. they got a new marketing manager in who suggested they put it in a tall bottle so it had to go on the top shelf, and to increase the price. this gave the perception that it was a high-end vodka, and sales took off. it's still exactly the same vodka, though! i've never been that fussed about that one myself, which just goes to show - you have to try these things yourself and form your own opinion, as everybody's tastebuds and preferences are different.



I've been watching Mamont on the Camels for ages, the cheapest it went was £23.99 (unless someone knows better, haha) hotukdeals.com/dea…821
Edited by: "louiselouise" 29th Oct
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