“ Brand: Glens / Type: Vodka „
The exciting vodka? What kind of tagline is that- glen's vodka is perhaps the least exciting vodka on the market, how curious to have that as a tagline.
A scottish vodka is an interesting novelty, but like wine is from france, vodka is from russia, not scotland.
You can tell it's cheap vodka, the design of the bottle is uninspiring and lid feels cheap and thin, and as soon as you remove it (careful you don't bend it all out of shape) you're welcomed by a pungent smell of alcohol. I used to drink this as a youth (it is cheap enough for students) and now the sheer smell of it makes me gag, I'm nostalgic for a lot of things in my youth, but glen's vodka is not one of them.
I remember drinking it warm, as the heat of bodies in a party increased the temperature of the tipple and increased it's rather nasty aftertaste, you can improve the taste dramatically by chilling this- the colder the better, put it in the freezer.
With vodka there's ones which have taste, and ones which don't- this is the latter and it means it mixes well with anything really- probably better to mix rather than drink neat, as the neat taste is barely palatable.
if it cheap, but the price difference between this and a much better vodka like stoli or russian standard (not smirnoff) is so small that you're be well advised to pay a few pounds extra to get a better vodka- if you want to get drunk cheaply, high strength cide is your tipple- all spirits are pretty expensive.
Glen's Vodka is a personal favourite of mine and my friends. It seems to be an average tasting vodka with a less than average price tag - a contrast to the rest of the vodka market. It's cheap for what it is, basically. Glennifer, Glenartra, and simply Glen, we have devised many a name for Glen's Vodka over the few years we've been drinking it. Let's just call it Glen for purposes of this review.
Take a whiff of Glen and it'll smell like any other vodka - unequivocally disgusting, a nasty, nostril splintering heat of a smell (a head-ache starter). Take a sip of it pure / neat and the same scenario is realised - this time with taste-bud discomfort. Mix it, and the taste subsides, the crispness remains, but the mixer dominates and the better parts of the spirits taste shine through - it's heavy warmth and piercing bite (which a lot of people enjoy). I'd say the best mixer would be either coke or lemonade - There aren't really any better alternatives, besides Lilt (the limey lemonade) which in my opinion works best. Anything sugary will hide the bitterness of the vodka, something best done.
The vodka works well it Cocktails because it seems to blend well with multiple spirits, soft-drinks and juices. It doesn't matter what you put with it, the vodka will provide the back-bone, the high percentage alcoholic content (37.5% ABV) that all cocktails are required to have (rather, requested to have by the consumer). I wouldn't pore the vodka at any greater than a ratio of 1:2 (1 part vodka, 2 part mixer), because the taste will come across too strong!
The vodka's packaging is nice enough, slightly classier than the usual bland fonts and colours, but it's trying to create an 'oldy' feel completely contrast to the vodkas history. Some people find this irritating, some people don't care.
This is an average vodka with an average taste at a cheap price. It's the best of the cheap bunch - better than Imperial and all the others of similar name I have forgotten. Recommended in small quantities - this is strong stuff!
PRICE: £12-14 (per 70Cl bottle).
AVAILABILITY: Sainsbury's in-store (£12.19).
I am usually a big vodka drinker but unfortunately at the moment my drinks cabinet is staying rather full due to the fact of being pregnant. Well usually I have to buy vodka every couple of weeks because I drink the stuff quite regularly and often I tend to buy the cheaper brands such as this Glens Vodka.
Glens Vodka is a reasonably priced clear spirit and a perfect spirit to mix with various soft drinks. My favourite being diet coke due to the lack of calories compared to other drinks I like to have from time to time i.e. Southern Comfort. It also goes well with lemonade and lime in the summer which needs to be drunk ice cold with tons of ice.
You can pick up a bottle of Glen's Vodka from most supermarkets and local shops such as the Co-op and Spar shops. For a 70 cl bottle you are averagely looking at paying around the £13 price range which compares to most of the shops own brands which they sell.
The bottle of Glens doesn't look expensive and really looks just what it is, a cheaper brand of vodka. The bottle it comes in is made of clear glass ad the label is red, white and silver. It gives information that it is distilled in Scotland and has a total of 37.5% volume alcohol which is average for a standard vodka.
The label on the back states that in a bottle there is 28 UK units and it also gives information on how to make up a drink called "Red Hot Russki" which is not a drink I have heard of before let alone tried. This contains tomato juice and Tabasco sauce along with vodka and gin! Sounds disgusting if you ask me.
The vodka to drink straight is not at all very pleasant but I couldn't drink the more expensive Smirnoff vodka straight either. However I do find the vodka mixes well and really gives a nice kick when poured in a good healthy home measure. It is not as smooth and "pure" as drinking Smirnoff would be but the longer I seem to drink the cheaper vodka the more I get used to it and the more I like the grittier taste that it offers.
Not only does the vodka taste nice when mixed with a soft drink but it also gives a nice buzz after one large one and after several it gives a very nice drunken buzz indeed.
All in all I can't really fault it as a cheap vodka and it ranks well with others in the same class of it. I think I can't mark it down for any reason and for that I will give it a top score of 5 out of 5 star and highly recommend it!
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
Glens vodka, which is produced and bottles in great britain is now quite a popular cheap alternative to the more expensive brands. As a student, unfortunately I cant always afford the more expensive brands such as smirn off and so glens vodka is great! At 37.5% it is great value for money. We usually drink it when we are predrinking ready for a night out, so when we go out we are already a bit drunk and we dont have to spend loads of money when we are there.
I actually am not the best at being able to tell the difference between types of vodka, I think they taste pretty much the same, especially when mixing, but some of my friends who dont like the supermarkets own brands of vodka still love glens!
I usually buy the 70cl bottles, which contains 28 uk units, but I have also had the 35cl bottles before. Just mix it with a lot of coke or whatever your chosen mixer is and it usually lasts quite a while.
I have seen glens vodka loads of places, I think most supermarkets now sell it, and as do lots of small corner shops or off licences.
If you have expensive taste, and enough money to, I'd say stick with smirn off, but for students and people who want to get drunk for cheaper, Glens is the way to go!
Brand: Glens / Type: Vodka