What is the leather bag for?
A friend of mine actually bought be a bottle of this stuff for my birthday. The "distilled 159 times" stuff is pure copywriter baloney. If you read the booklet that accompanies the product, they make the stuff in a bunch of small batches, for reasons that are never really explained, then distill each batch 4 times. So if you multiply the number of batches by 4 distillations, you get 159. Bottom line, it's distilled 4 times like a lot of other premium vodka. But the proof is in the pudding, and IMHO, this stuff is really vile, possibly the worst vodka I have ever tasted. It has an oily, bitter aftertaste that reminded me of really cheap Mezcal. Neither my friend nor I were able to finish even one small glass of the stuff. Honestly, I wouldn't even use it to mix a cocktail, that's how nasty it tasted. It comes in a really gorgeous decanter, inside an even more gorgeous wooden box. I will keep both of those to remind me that price is not always a good indicator of quality. But I'm dumping the vodka. It's really a crock.
Last edited by p_elliott; 06-11-2012 at 10:00.
[Liberty Valance lays shot in the street]
(Dr) "Quick whiskey!"
[ Dr drinks from whiskey bottle, kicks over Liberty Valance]
(Dr) "He's Dead"