Product Type: Grey Goose Vodka
Newest Review: ... to care that it costs 3x what gray goose sell's for. A little history on gray goose I copied from wiki: "Grey Goose was design... more
a good vodka and a marketing triumph
Grey Goose Vodka
Member Name: clarkjames
Grey Goose Vodka
Advantages: delicious and great looking packaging
When you think vodka, you think russia. But really most 'premium' vodka's aren't from Russia! Stoli is technically latvian, absolut is swedish, belvedere is polish, and grey goose, arguably one of the most recognisable premium vodka's on the planet is actually french!
It is so popular because of some very clever marketing campaigns linking it with luxury lifestyles, whoever does their marketing and PR needs some serious appluase as gray goose has taken over the world despite only being 15 years old (introduced in 1997), compared to smirnoff which was introduced around 1860!
Gray Goose's tagline is 'the best tasting vodka in the world', a hyperbolic and ambitious statement but one I might actually agree with. I always say with vodka there are 'pure' and 'flavoured' vodka, and by flavoured I don't mean the smirnoff with peach/strawberry/vanilla type of flavour, I mean more of a flavour imparted by the distillation, a subtle flavour such as the herb taste of zubrowka, or the peppered taste of russian standard. Gray Goose is a 'pure' vodka, having very little taste at all, a super smooth aftertaste, if it wasn't so expensive it would be perfect for drink mixing as it's borderline undetectable- so with that in mind don't waste your money by slipping this with coke, drink it neat.
Neat, chilled, and sipped from a small glass is how one should enjoy this vodka- the bottle, which looks amazing by the way with it's mix of plain and frosted glass, looks especially premium when small beads of condensation form on it. The 'cork' top instead of a screw top is the final crowning glory. In terms of taste, there is very little (curiously, this is a good thing) except for a slight burning sensation and a very subtle citrus taste- enjoy the purity that you get over smirnoff but don't expect any complex flavours you're likely to pick up in a good scotch.
Sometimes you can get this bottle in a presentation box, which makes for very easy wrapping and a very well received gift!
It's expensive, no doubt about that- but there are more expensive vodka's out there, but none have the clout that Gray goose has, give someone a bottle of gray goose and watch them smile, give them a bottle of obscure #hardtofindoutsodeofrussia vodka with a name they can't even guess at and they're unlikely to care that it costs 3x what gray goose sell's for.
A little history on gray goose I copied from wiki:
"Grey Goose was designed for the American market in 1997 by Sidney Frank, a self-made billionaire. After the advent of the premium vodka market by rival Polish vodka brand Belvedere vodka in 1996, his concept was to create a high quality vodka for Americans. He took the idea from the notion of French manufacturing having an inherent link with high perceived quality, quickly dispatching a team to Europe. Grey Goose was created as a result.
Grey Goose vodka is produced and bottled in France.It is made from Class 1 blé panifiable supérieur French winter wheat from the Picardy region of France and spring water from Gensac springs. It is distilled in a column still and the high proof spiritis then blended with spring water that has been filtered through limestone in the Cognac region of France.
Grey Goose was sold for $2 billion, in cash, to Bacardi. This sale made Frank an estimated profit of $1.6 billion."
Hope you found this review interesting, and informative.
Summary: well worth having a bottle on the shelf
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