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Old 12-09-2007, 10:16 AM   #1
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Skyy 90 and Absolut 100

Has anyone tried either of these higher-proof vodkas? I keep seeing them at the store and every time I wonder if I should try one. Would there be any real difference between those and regular 80-proof vodka? Are they intended for a specific use or are they interchangeable?


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Old 12-09-2007, 12:16 PM   #2
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I've had the Absolut 100-Octane. It's a fairly good Vodka for mixing IMO. I've never tried the Skyy label. 100 Vs. 80 proof (of the same label) the nose will be different...more grain alcohol. The taste a little sharper and more astringent. They are interchangeable, based on ones preference.

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Old 12-16-2007, 02:22 PM   #3
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I've never had the 90 proof, but personally I prefer Skyy to all other vodkas. Including the high scale ones like Grey Goose (which I think tastes like moth balls). I think you can still taste the grain in Skyy, and it gives it a sweeter, more hearty flavor and less astringency.
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Old 12-16-2007, 02:52 PM   #4
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Belvedere is one of my favorites.
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