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She said she could still taste the vodka but it doesn’t have a strong ethanol flavor or burn. If I recall correctly, Tito’s was the first bottle that I trialed at home when I began my vodka discovery quest back in early 2010. This is just great. I have seen it on some local liquor store shelves, but have not had he opportunity to try a bottle…yet. A great vodka at a much better price, where I live, than the more premium brands. My boss got some cases of 42 Below at a discount from his distributor. Grab a bottle if you can find it. I strongly recommend 42 Below to anyone on a budget. Smooth, clean, clear, 40 % proof here in Australia compared to others 37-38%. I dont know why there arent enough vodka snobs (like whisky snobs) that only drink vodka from Russia. 13th January 2014. Price was $20.50 One of the purest expressions of Vodka, 42 Below captures the essence of New Zealand's wilderness. Is the shot room temperature vodka or chilled like strained over ice or is the vodka stored in freezer and then poured a shot? This is a great straight vodka. Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do. I enjoy this vodka very much, but am I the only person to have difficulty getting the @#%$- bottle opened? And yet it’s easy to drink, too. Tried neat room temp. I haven’t even contemplated a chaser. Reply Published December 08, 2011 1:13 pm. What, is it sweet vodka week at Drinkhacker.com? Do not reproduce without permission. I’m not very fond of shots and so I can’t help you there but as a mixing vodka it was great. This one is special. Thanks for signing up! Submit. Beautiful clean and tasty! worth a try especially for $20 but be prepared to mix it or like I did splash it. no need for a chaser. You now have FREE access to nearly 300,000 wine, beer and spirit reviews. By continuing to … Your e-mail will not be published. Reply Published December 04, 2010 12:00 am. The vodka is produced by 42 BELOW Ltd and imported by 42 BELOW Importing Company. Reply Published October 20, 2018 10:10 am. Find out how we use your information >> Please enter your details to make it easier for us to help you further. Very smooth with no ethanol after taste A review of 42 Below vodka on Difford's Guide - the definitive guide for discerning drinkers. I still haven’t found a bottle to try, except for the couple of overpriced small 0.5L bottles. New Zealand is the birthplace of 42BELOW vodka, which just so happens to be positioned 42 degrees below the equator. Don’t pay for the name of a Vodka (Ciroc, Grey Goose, Belvedere etc..) pay for the quality. If u drink this neat after something bitter, say, beer or whisky, the perfume sweetness will surprisingly reveal itself than that of other wheat based vodkas. The delicate flavour and rich mouth feel come from use of the highest quality ingredients and advanced production methods. $13 per liter is great! ), but its vodka is ultra-pure. I could try and say that 42 Below Vodka isn’t bad for coming from New Zealand, or that it mixes well enough to not discount it in a taste test or bar, but let’s face it. The quality is considered to be amazing. “Shot” is less accurate than “sipped straight” in terms of how I drink it, but “shot” is an easier to identify term. Lemon Sorbet Martini 1 … Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. I feel lucky if Skyy is the well. We can't actually ship 42 Below Passionfruit Vodka to you in United States at the moment. Shop now ... Be the first to review the 42 Below Passionfruit Vodka. Daniel said it burned in his mouth, but was smooth on the way down (which was the opposite of what he expected). Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. We tried 42 Below for the first time tonight. Reviews, recipes, and industry insight for educated imbibing. Unfortunately, it was pretty expensive (I think it was almost $30 per fifth) so I decided to forgo the opportunity for now. The clear taste of the shot is echoed in the White Grape Pomegranate mixed drink. Copyright © 2008 - 2020 Robert Brodrecht, unless otherwise noted. Erin also had the White Grape Pom with 42 Below. Good purchase. 42 Below Pure Details. Reply Published November 01, 2011 11:23 pm. 42 Below Pure Vodka Reviews. @Dave They are chilled in the freezer for several hours, then poured into shot glasses and sipped. Recently, I saw 42 Below on the shelf of one of the local liquor shops, but it was available only in a few of the flavored versions. Name and e-mail are required. I still have half finished bottles of Luksusowa and Jean Marc XO, and am expecting a gift bottle of Crystal Head to perform a head-to-head comparison with Jean Marc XO, so I think it will be a while before I purchase a bottle of 42 Below or any other vodka. Thirsty for more? Got myself a 1L bottle at the local liquor store for 13 bucks and I love it so much haha super smooth. Sweet initially with a slight bitter character sneaking in later. Reply Published November 04, 2012 7:19 pm. Reply Published November 04, 2012 6:18 pm. Email. It is really good all by itself too. 42 BELOW Vodka. I picked one(700cl) up for around $45 and promptly made my way over to a friend’s place. The insider’s guide to good drinking. Even at a higher 50/50 mix, the drink is acceptable, though the contrasting ingredients come off a little bitter. Another bonus and testament to the quality and purity of this beverage is the fact I wake up next day clear headed! Must be 21+ to follow. Rating: None. But it still hands down destroys the grey gooses, and belvedere's for 2/3rds the price. A characteristic of grain-based vodkas is that they have a smoother taste than their rye or potato-based counterparts. How they think they can get away with their flowery words and twenty buck price point baffles me. He seemed to enjoy the shot, though. Review: 42 Below Vodka March 26, 2008 What, is it sweet vodka week at Drinkhacker.com? I was expecting a burning feeling in my mouth and down my throat. How Long Does Baileys (And Other Cream Liqueurs) Last? Reply Published January 24, 2012 3:03 am. Reply Published December 08, 2011 1:13 pm, Reply Published December 03, 2011 10:10 am. It was an excellent mixing vodka and was a hit all around. We love vodka, and we want to tell you about it. The 42 Below Vodka is just that. Being a young lad with no income, Grey Goose is hard to afford on a bi-weekly basis, each bottle(700cl) running in excess of $120, and so I was on the lookout for a vodka that’s more affordable while also being a star product. 42 Below would be almost like winning the lottery. At a moderate mix, the cocktail is easily drinkable, and even chugable if you’re in a hurry. This is why international judges have applauded 42 BELOW for its “controlled finish that releases flavor rather than heat.”. Required fields are marked *. Summary. no burn or aftertaste. :-(. This vodka is OK but pales in comparissson to Tito’s. Because of how inexpensive it was to us, our bar used it as our house/well vodka for a few weeks. I finally enjoyed a 42 Below martini at a famous NYC restaurant last night. 42 below is the smoothest vodka I've ever drank, it mixes well with everything and doesn't have that strong bitter vodka after taste like some of the cheaper brands have. really a great bottle. There is no other words to discibe it. Hmm, I think I saw this at the local liquor store when I was picking up a bottle of 360 I’d convinced them to get in stock. It was well worth the wait to locate this wonderful vodka. I finally saw a bottle of 42 Below at the local liquor store about a week ago, but it was something like $15 per 0.5L (no fifth or 1L bottles), so I passed in favor of trying a bottle of Tito’s for only the second time since discovering this amazingly informative forum. I was a bit disappointed, but figured that eventually the store would carry the straight version. I’ve tastes a lot of vodkas in my time, and I must say this is one of the best. This scored worse than Effen our most hated (and oddly most viewed) vodka. Awesome review. The vodka is exquisitely smooth and mild tasting. 42 BELOW is a 42% ABV vodka from New Zealand. i picked one up on sale for 13.00 and it is comparably one of the best ive had in a while. There is a minty/melon flavor that I can’t quite identify. Wow! 42 Below is a smooth, full, grain-based vodka similar in style to vodkas produced in Scandinavian countries, which differ from the potato and rye-based vodkas typical of Russia and Poland. While weighing in at 84 proof, 42 Below Vodka is a very smooth vodka that is tasty and worthy of the many gold medals it has received, including this one. Like straight, 42 Below is a great mixing vodka. How they think they can get away with their flowery words and twenty buck price point baffles me. 42 Below is New Zealand’s entry into the vodka world (the name refers to the latitude of the distillery), a sweetish spirit thrice distilled from “GE Free” wheat and “washed in spring water” until it hits 84 proof, then distilled once more. Reply Published September 04, 2011 5:17 pm. 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The vodka is named for both the alcohol percent it is bottled at and the latitude in degrees below the equator it is distilled at. 42 Below is a vodka made by some fun-loving (if their site is to be believed) Kiwi’s down at -48 latitude in New Zealand. It means I’m not going to be nice here. After you had Pravda you wont want to have any other vodka. I usually chill the vodka in the freezer for atleast an hour so I might’ve not felt some qualities that are pronounced closer to room temperature. I find myself buying vodka for the sake of mixing into cocktails very often off late. The Maori call this Aotearoa, or “Land of the Long White Cloud.”, Central Aotearoa is 42 degrees below the equator, which is where 42 BELOW was conceived. It is very smooth and pairs well with pineapple juice. The other flavors include Kiwi, Passion, Honey, and Feijoa. Reply Published September 29, 2014 10:22 pm, I picked up a 1.75 bottle at my local store without reading your reviews. I suggest citrus mixes like lemon/lime, sprite, or orange flavors. 42 BELOW Vodka Smells of wet cement or damp stones in the initial minutes before the aromas shift gears, offering toasty, ash-like, smoky scents of … We delete mean stuff. The vodka is produced by 42 BELOW Ltd and imported by 42 BELOW Importing Company. It is a bit of a tease, but I am sure that a bottle of the straight stuff will show up at one of the local liquor stores soon. Considering that all you get around my city is Stolychinya, Absolut, Grey goose, belvédère, ciroc, finlandia and ketel one apart from the locally produced brands, which still run from $15 for the undrinkable stuff to $25 for Smirnoff, the recent stock of 42 Below seemed like a blessing. I really wasn’t sure about it when I first spotted it in the my local liquor store but I am so glad I gave it a shot. Reply Published December 06, 2010 7:07 am. Reply Published October 28, 2009 2:14 pm. I think I’m going to stick with this brand moving forward. It is amazing vodka. I probably should have spent the $30 on the bottle of straight 42 Below. @Jody, yours is not the first strong recommendation of Reyka. Reply Published December 10, 2014 5:17 pm, 42 is my new vodka of choice I was on the titos kick for a while but now I’m very happy with 42.when I’m out I drink goose on the rocks with a splash of seltzer at home the same but with 42.you can’t beat the price. 42 Below is OK. Name. Well, just a handful of days ago, I finally saw the regular 42 Below on the shelf. 42 Below Vodka was launched in 1999 and later sold to Bacardi in 2008. I think it had a very clean taste, and a smoothness unparalleled by anything else we had on our shelf (except maybe Chopin, but that’s hardly a fair comparison due to the price difference). A big bottle went for $14.99. Good but not great, and a decent value. It reminded me of a combination of Crystal Head and Chopin Potato vodkas. Rated 5 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Cheers to my new favorite!! 31st August 2015. another vodka with all the quality but no marketing. Thanks. The shot goes down smooth with a mild burn left on the tongue that slowly reveals itself over a period of several seconds.