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  1. 6Trophies

    6Trophies Banned

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    For some years now we've been drinking the stuff that Holy Moly's holding :D

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    (Kirkland Vodka made in France - 5 times distilled)

    But on my last trip to Costco, I found a new-to-me Kirkland Vodka - made in America, it's 6 times distilled and wouldn't you know it, exactly 1/2 the price of the stuff from France! :thumbsup

    Unfortunately I can't find a picture of it anywhere and it's not shown on Costco's site. Anyone else tried this stuff?

    So we had a blind taste test of 3 vodkas (no, Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles weren't able to be here):

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    3. Kirkland American Vodka (6-times distilled)



    Most of the testers gave the following preferences for freezing cold shots (1 being the best; 3 the least favorite):


    1. Tito's

    2. Kirkland American

    3. Kirkland France


    Since Tito's is the same price as the Kirkland France, the Kirkland American vodka won by virtue of it's lowest cost (around $14.00 as I recall).

    Anyone else had this Kirkland American Vodka?
     
  2. Flynryan

    Flynryan Well-Known Member

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    Titos for me. 6 times distilled and made in Tx.
     
  3. Boschma

    Boschma Wish I was at the River

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    I got started on Tito's when I moved to Texas a few years go....figured it was some kind of off brand cheap stuff. But it's GOOD!:D
     
  4. Weekend Therapy

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    Funny you mention it. I'm sitting at a bar and look up and what do I see.
     

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  5. Cajun

    Cajun Well-Known Member

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    Is that really HolyMoly?
    (legitimate noob question)
     
  6. ROC

    ROC lets have a beer

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    Affirmative. The pic is a couple years old though. I thought it was a joke till I met him. Nice guy. He has more tatoos now. :thumbsup
     
  7. And fewer teeth!:skull:D
     
  8. ROC

    ROC lets have a beer

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    :D
     
  9. Zaairman

    Zaairman Tig ole bitties

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    Was just at Costco on Sunday. Saw the Titos, the Kirkland France, no American. What does the bottle look like? 1.75L?
     
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    Interesting. Where do they sell that Titos Vodka at? do they sell in Kalifornia? thanks
     
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    Costco I guess. how is this stuff compared to a Sky or Kettle One Vodka?
     
  12. GET SOME

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    Rumor is Costco vodka is grey goose different label..
     
  13. thetub

    thetub Well-Known Member

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    Gonna have to try this Titos stuff.
     
  14. Hallett270act

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    You can buy Titos at Bevmo and Pavillions in California....not sure about Costco. Don't mess with Texas!
     
  15. thetub

    thetub Well-Known Member

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    yes sir.
     
  16. River Cowboy

    River Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    Picked up Titos at bevmo a few mo's back wife is a vodka drinker
    Did a head to head test ketle one, grey goose ect
    Titos kicked ass
    super clean nothing but in my bar now
     
  17. wishiknew

    wishiknew Well-Known Member

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    NO He is shorter :D:D
     
  18. Ballsdeep

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    They also sell it at Trader Joes.
     
  19. PlumLoco

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    I buy it at Stater Bros. so I imagine it is available at most grocery stores.
     
  20. IinsureU

    IinsureU aka 'Insman'

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    Serve Tito's all the time at my house to the Vodka drinkers, they all love it and it is always in the freezer...
     
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    That "rumor" started because the two are made in the same factory in France.

    We love the Kirkland French vodka and just tried the American version last week. Good stuff. But we mix our vodka with v8 splash and redbull.
     
  22. brad22

    brad22 Barco Mecanico

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    Never seen tito's around here? But I know Grey Goose = Good times - Bad Hangovers :D
     
  23. 6Trophies

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    Here's a pic I took tonight of both Kirkland Vodkas. Made in France, 5-times distilled, on the left and "Kirkland American" made in USA, 6-times distilled, on the right:
     

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  24. 6Trophies

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    Tito's Handmade Vodka is made in Texas and one of the places it can be purchased (on sale) is at BevMo.

    Their normal price online is $28.99 which is more than the Kirkland France Vodka and double the Kirkland American Vodka. If you're drinking it straight go with Tito's. If you're making mixed drinks get 2 bottles of the Kirkland American for the price of one of these:

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    http://www.bevmo.com/Shop/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=26044
     
  25. River911

    River911 911 River Trip

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    This stuff? :D


    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2
     

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    For $30 a bottle Ketel One from Costco. :champagne:
     
  27. mariley85

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    it all tastes like methanol to me.

    in the words of george thorogood: one bourbon, one scotch, one beer.
     
  28. HEY YOU

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    X2
     
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    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1346334748.674679.jpg

    This stuff is good and almost always on sale at Stater Bros. Worth giving a shot, wife and I love it...
     
  31. Racey

    Racey Maxwell Smart-Ass

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    Titos is hard to beat, and usually only costs around 20 bucks for a handle at your liquor warehouse. Give people the blind test, between Tito's, Kettle, and Goose, and 9 out of 10 will pick Tito's as the smoothest/best in their opinions. :thumbsup Good Stuff
     
  32. mesquito_creek

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    When I was in St. Petersburg Russia vodka tasting... The Russians were very proud of their Smirnoff vodka and they always included it in there blind taste test againt the more popular american consumed brands like Sky/Goose... And it consistently went head to head with the more expensive brands. The commies admitted that they had been out marketed but not out done....
     
  33. That Guy

    That Guy Rack em'

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    Tito's is the best vodka hands down....there are others that are good but Tito's is truly the best....and made in America....:thumbsup

    We were at the Encore in Vegas one night at a very nice bar and we're ordering martini's...I had heard about Tito's and asked the bartender about it....he told me that if I make you a martini with Tito's, you'll never want anything else....he was exactly right....and it's gotten popular enough that you can find it in most of the bigger liquor stores and most grocery stores...best price we've found is at Total Wine and More...1.75 for $27.99
     
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  34. Earl-Bob

    Earl-Bob wana c my member

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    Dark eyes and oj
     
  35. czarmarz

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    Just picked up an American vodka from Costco handle for under 15 bucks
     
  36. 6Trophies

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    It's a nice vodka at a great price. Tell us how you like it
     
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    Did a test tonight with ketel one....It was ok but the ketel had less bite. I think a good mixer but I drink it straight.
     

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