Living a stone's throw from Austria (not literally, but close, since the Alps are in the way), I'd hate to think of drinking Vodka from Austria - harsh is probably a mild description. Lethal would probably be better, I'd guess.
They have this incredible liqueur called "Stroh's". One shot of their "80" and you'll be mispelling more than Monopolowa.
We like their "40" in our coffee.
That's 80 and 40 proof btw. I think it might be rum. Not sure. But it's worth a try if you can get it in America. Check it out.
And happy drinking with your Austrian Vodka. I'm being facetious, by the way, I have never had Austrian Vodka and truly didn't even know about it or it's quality. For all I know, it could be great!
Check out the Stroh's if you can, though. It's good quality.