May 30, 2007

Zodiac Vodka Review

We don't spend much time reading our horoscope anymore. We've found if we want bland, overly generalized advice with little practical use, we'll watch Dr. Phil. One thing that's picked up our interest in all things horoscopical (we know - that's not a word), however, is Zodiac Vodka, a high end potato spirit made right here in the states.

Does Zodiac live up to its astrological trappings? Read on to find out.

Domestic Luxury Potato Vodka
80 Proof (40% ABV)
Typical Price: About $25 for 750ML

The Look:
Zodiac looks like pretty much any high quality vodka we've seen, but at first glance it's not the liquor that catches your eye. The bottles are tall, frosted things with a sun emblem you can see through the vodka. There are 12 different bottles, one for each zodiac sign, including a horoscope for each on the back.

The Nose:
Zodiac smells sweeter and less sharp than we expected, with a hint of something we couldn't put our finger on - though we would swear it was chocolate.

The Taste:
The sweetness we smelled carries into the taste, with a nice clean oiliness on the tongue. You'll be surprised how smooth it is, and what a pleasant aftertaste it offers. This is a far cry from the grain-based vodkas most of us cut our teeth on, and a nice change.

The Verdict:
Potato vodkas are a rare thing these days, and Zodiac is one of our favorites. It's priced relatively low for such high quality, and we think you'll dig the taste whether you're mixing martinis or Caucasians. After hearing about their little row with Chopin, we'd like to take a swipe at the two bottles side by side to nail down which is the most "luxury" of them all - and maybe we'll do that...if we ever get sick of reading our horoscope, that is.

We recommend you buy a case so you can get your hands on one of each bottle, start with your own sign, and see how far through the Zodiac you can get. Maybe after that, you'll start feeling that deep, spiritual connection you've never had before with astrology. If not, at least you'll be drunk.

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Posted by Jake Jamieson at May 30, 2007 7:12 AM
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I think the word you are looking for, instead of "picked up," is "piqued." And that is a word that basically means "picked up" your interest. And because of the spelling, I am assuming it is from French. Since we know what to assume is, I shall check it out.

Yes, it is from French, and it means, among other things, "to provoke or arouse." It can also mean "to irritate," like picking at a scab will irritate it. There's that word "pick" again. Must have something in common?

Posted by: Ellen at April 11, 2017 8:41 PM

No offense to those guys that did the review, I love the website but this vodka is not good, not good at all. I did a side by side tasting of it with luksosowa (a polish potato vodka) and there wasnt a single person in the room that liked Zodiac better. It is not refined, not produced well. Its taste profile is weak compared to other potato vodkas. It is unrefined, not sleek, boring, bland and frankly not worth buying a bottle again. You can taste the lack of vodka knowledge when you drink this stuff. This is an attemp at Vodka, not Vodka.

Posted by: Kevin at February 1, 2009 1:37 PM
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