Originally Posted by lonyaeger
Wine Enthusiast is a pretty formidable source.
The same Wine Enthusiast that gave us these ratings in 2005?
The Fifty Best - Wine Enthusiast's Best Spirits of 2005 - Page 5
Skyy 90 - 96/100
Stoli Elite - 96/100
Xcellent - 96/100
Hangar One - 96/100
As a matter of fact they had EIGHT vodkas that ranked 96/100 in 2005.
Or in 2009: http://www.wineenthusiast.com/pdf/Top50Spirits2010.pdf
Cape North Vodka - (90-95 out of 100 without specifics)
Double Cross Luxury - (90-95 out of 100 without specifics)
Absolut Citron - 98/100 (flavored category)
Finlandia Grapefruit Infusion - 92/100 (flavored category)
I understand they may like your Tito's, but they are PAID to promote certain brands, and their track record isn't exactly what I would call "impartial". That is why you won't see them rate brands that aren't in the lime light and don't have high dollar marketing campaigns very often, they stick with the people that buy advertising in their magazine the same way the gun rags do.
You won't see Armadale
make many lists, because it's owned by Jay-Z and company, but it's a pretty damn good vodka too, but it is over-priced.
That idiot Puff-Daddy tried to climb on the "Look at me vodka pioneer" train with Ciroc and we all know what a crap vodka that is.
If it makes you feel better I will add Tito's to my "Upper Tier" vodkas when price is considered.