Product Type: Tesco Vodka
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Tesco Value Vodka
Member Name: topsyturvy
Tesco Value Vodka
Advantages: does the job
Disadvantages: not the easiest to go down
I bought some vodka at the weekend but instead of paying through the rood for a pricier brand I opted for this Tesco Everyday Value vodka. I am usually not a fan of the cheaper brand vodkas as I feel they give worse hangovers and don't seem to taste as good. However, Tesco has undergone a redesign on their Value range and I thought this didn't look as bad as before and so I decided to buy it. The price is alright value for money and it has 70cl in a bottle, standard size.
This vodka comes in a tall narrow topped bottle and it has different little illustrations all over the label, relating to cocktails and drinks etc. This has the Tesco logo on the front and it looks good enough, your usual clear vodka and screw top lid. This only comes in a 70cl bottle but that is quite a good size and other than that the bottle is actually quite plain. It has your usual information like the alcohol volume etc and how many units but otherwise it is pretty minimal.
TESCO EVERYDAY VALUE VODKA
This vodka is great to use with lots of different mixer drinks. I prefer to drink this with lemonade and coca cola but it goes with anything, fruit juice or even in cocktails. The lid is quite deep on this but it is strong so you don't need to use too much when making drinks. A bottle of this vodka should do a group of people, depending on if you are having singles or doubles. I do find that with this it isn't as smooth going down as the bigger name brands but it is what it is.
Being a value brand though, it is quite strong but it tastes pretty average and is good for the price as I always have lots left over in the bottle. Just make sure you store it in a cool place, I always keep it at room temperature when opened or in the fridge. It does hit you quite quickly though being so strong and I have to say I do find that I had a really bad hangover when drinking this compared to the more expensive brands which isn't the best.
I think this vodka is best served with ice as it takes off the sharpness of the spirit. I would recommend this if you are on a budget and want to buy some in for a big gathering. It has a percentage of 37.5% which is typical of vodka but this isn't the best to be drinking regularly and the nutritional information isn't bad but if you are drinking a lot of doubles all of the time then this can take it's toll on you by the end of the night, so pace yourself.
I don't mind vodka but after my university days I have really steered clear of the stuff. It is one of those drinks that you either love or hate but if you don't like it then I wouldn't recommend going for the Value range as it may put you off. It is ideal for budget drinkers or those wanting drinks before going out but if you can afford to go for Smirnoff or Absolut then I would say that these are your best bet as they will be better on you the next day.
If you want to buy a bottle of this a 70cl sized bottle is available at all Tesco stores and it will cost you £8.72 which is still cheaper than a lot of other brands.
For more information go to http://www.tesco.com/.
Summary: lower cost vodka by Tesco
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