Originally Posted by inchrisin
Grain alcohol always had a funny taste to it. I'm not saying I'm in love with Vodka either. I think it's easier to find a vodka that doesn't have a lot of huge off-lingering tastes.
You must have really gotten some rot-gut stuff then because you are the first person I've heard of that feels that way. It's made to be a mixer with other things, thus the no taste. We use Everclear or another kind that I can't remember name of but label is red and white.
BTW, you aren't supposed to be drinking it straight, it can make you sick very easily due to the high alcohol content.
We tried using vodka when we first started making limoncello and the vodka definitely imparted a flavor and also the limoncello would get slushy as the alcohol content wasn't high enough once the vodka was mixed with the sugar syrup, so we started looking for grain alcohol, which did the trick as far as lack of flavor and alcohol content so it wouldn't freeze, would just get slightly thick and viscous.