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24 Jan

Is it a whisky, is it a bourbon, no – it’s Valt Vodka

I had heard of Valt Vodka a few weeks back but didn’t want to throw down £25-£30 on a rash buy. Well I went round round the Scottish Trade Fair on Sunday as a recce mission for future exhibiting and I spotted their stand. Disciplined I wandered round the rest of the food section before […]

03 Apr


I have been kind of swamped lately so haven’t been updating this much. What hasn’t helped is I used to think oh post that up and expand in a blog post. I find myself compressing things into Twitter instead. So random media etc I have been enjoying over the last wee while: Films and TV […]

27 Feb

Vodka Breaking News!

Last night at Duke’s Corner I sampled the DQ vodka and it was immense. Will definitely look forward to buying a bottle at some point. This morning I was digging through old posts, spotting errors etc when I noticed one about Blackwoods going into administration. It appears they have licenced their vodka to Blavod I […]

27 Jul

Blackwood vodka

On a trip to the Ferry on Saturday I popped into Aitkens Wine. Looking at their vodka shelves I noticed 3 bottles of Blackwood Vodka. Yoink. I had a bottle before after searching for a few years and it was gorgeous. Later spotted some in a wine shop in Edinburgh for £20. Thought sod that […]

08 Feb

Victory is Mine!

Yesterday I was walking up from Morningside to Marchmont and saw a fancy booze shop. Saw Blackwoods vodka in window, ooooh! Unfortunately it was £19! Outrageous but also, I later found out, discontinued. Crossed road and spotted Oddbins. Cogs started wheelin’ so I popped in. Spotted a lone Reyka vodka reduced to £16.19. How many […]

18 Dec


In Glasgow and the shop that I used to buy SKYY no longer stocks it. In Edinburgh the next week and not only did the swanky hotel only have Vladivar (at four bloody pounds!), Oddbins have been having trouble buying in Reyka. If Brown’s ridiculous use of anti-terrorism laws against Iceland have stopped this beautiful […]

09 Nov

Vodka Reviews

I have started throwing up some quick vodka reviews. More will follow as I can be bothered. Some vodkas I haven’t had in a while so will need to buy again so as to take a picture of the bottle. Others I don’t want to buy again (Stoly I’m looking at your overrated ass). Tried […]

09 Nov

Russian Standard

Russian Standard has been heavily advertised in the media lately*. Tesco for a while were punting it at £25 for 2 litres which is pretty good. It has quite a nice flavour to it so I try to make sure I have a bottle in (although I don’t just now). Volume: 1L Alcohol: 40% Cost: […]

09 Nov

SKYY Vodka

SKYY has been my favourite vodka for a while now. The other half brought me back a bottle from New York and it was gorgeous. Was a bit of a nightmare to find locally though, online it was costing £22 for a 70cl! On the recent holiday to Mexico I made sure to grab 2 […]

09 Nov

Smirnoff Black

I picked up a bottle of Smirnoff Black a while back and finally popped it open. They market it as: Crafted in small batches, using a copper pot-still, a centuries-old distillation method, smirnoff black recaptures the rounded, lasting, uncompromising smootness once savoured by the people and the czars of old Russia. It was ok, a […]

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