I can hear it now.
“Yo, Jimbo, yet another vodka review? You pick weird, clear booze off the shelf and tell us how great it is. Weâ€™re beginning to think you would give gutter water a good review.â€
It is true that I have written before about several kinds of vodka such as:
But, a week or so ago, I bought a bottle of Stolichnaya Zinamon (Cinnamon) vodka. I figured, what the hell. Who doesnâ€™t like cinnamon? I brought it home and put it in the freezer for an hour or so. I then poured the ice cold liquor over ice (clear, of course) anticipating a genuine taste treat for an evening cocktail on the deck.
With eager anticipation, I took a long pull on the freezing, crystal clear evening elixir.
ACK! In my mind, there I was, seven years old and sitting in the dentist chair.
The stuff tastes like this.
I cannot recommend this one, unless you wish to combine the exquisite pleasure of an after-work cocktail with a bracing pie hole full of mouthwash.
Of course, over the course of several days, I managed to choke down the contents of the bottle (one doesnâ€™t waste vodka), but I wonâ€™t be buying it again. Interestingly, Wikipedia states that Stoli Zinamon is no longer sold in the U.S. Apparently, my liquor store didnâ€™t get the memo.
Bonus information: If you go to the Stolichnaya web site and watch the very very, very Russian ad, you will learn that the booze is not pronounced â€œStol-itch-NAY-a,â€ but rather â€œStol-ITCH-naya.â€ Interestingski.