Boru

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Boru is a 40% ABV vodka from Ireland. The vodka is imported by Castle Brands. The quality is considered to be good. The average price is around $9.26 per 750mL. Rated 3 out of 5 based on 6 reviews.

The bottle states the following:

Inspired by Ireland’s visionary High King Brian Boru.

Boru Vodka Review

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A reader suggested we review Boru Vodka. It’s been several years since I tried Boru for the first and only time, and now it’s time to give it another try.

The Shot

Boru Vodka has a sweet flavor in the mouth, but it exhibits some of the mouth drying sensations that come with bottom shelf vodkas, which is uncharacteristic of what I consider to be a middle shelf vodka. There are bitters after swallowing, but luckily the vodka is fairly smooth. It’s not without a burn, but it’s mild enough to ignore.

The Mixed Drink

I made a screwdriver with Boru Vodka at 1 part vodka to 2 parts orange juice. The flavor is what I’ve come to expect from a run-of-the-mill screwdriver. The vodka pulls the sweet flavors out of the juice, but it’s ease enough to sip on. The bitters in the back of the mouth are prevalent, but not bad enough to stop me from finishing the cocktail.

Opinions

Frankly put, Boru gets the job done. It feels like the taste equivalent of beating a nail into wood with a large, knotty club. It’s fun and makes me feel manly, but it lacks the refinement of more streamlined implements (like a hammer or a nail gun). Boru Vodka is worth trying, but you won’t miss anything if you don’t.

Rated 3 out of 5.

Robert Brodrecht

  • Boru Vodka Review By Dilettante

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    Let me make it clear–I don’t consider myself a ‘drinker’ as such. I do have a couple of shots of vodka a couple of times a month, but strictly for the buzz. I don’t like–or should I say, I’ve never developed a taste for–the flavor of any distilled alcohol. So I basically gulp it down with no consideration for smoothness, flavor, etc.

    I’ve tried various brands–none terribly expensive, given my reasons for imbibing–but I don’t mind paying a bit more for a vodka that will not result in a morning-after headache, thus my experimentation with different labels. For what it’s worth, Boru is the only brand I’ve tried which has never, ever, resulted in even the slightest twinge of a migraine. (I understand that the fewer impurities, the less likely the negative results) I’ve tried Sobeiski, Skyy, Ketel, and a few others. (Thanks to this informative website, I wasn’t suckered into trying out Grey Goose).

    Not sure if this review will be of any value, but there you have my two cents worth.

    Dilettante

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  • Boru Vodka Review By Barret

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    I randomly purchased a bottle of Boru last year because i saw it was inexpensive and I was having a party and didn’t want to spend too much money on party goers. I was expecting some terrible rubbing alcohol type vodka, but was amazed how great it was. Now I may not have as a refined taste as the person that did the review, but I honestly prefer Boru to most other vodkas. Most other people I have had try it are now Boru drinkers as well. It is very inexpensive but has a great taste compared to most other vodka’s in my opinion.

    Me and quite a few other of my friends swear by Boru and I recommend that everyone give it a try!

    Barret

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  • Boru Vodka Review By Ben

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    I vaguely remember this stuff from last spring. It wasn’t bad, not the best either. It had a flavor or smell the faintly reminded me of perfume or cologne. I wouldn’t get it again unless it was cheaper than the $15 I spent the first time. I need to get back into trying some new vodkas, I stopped after Tito’s.

    Ben

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    • Boru Vodka Review By Robert

      Crap. Meant to email you that this review was on the way. Sorry about that.

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  • Boru Vodka Review By nutsaboutpolitics

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    Boru is my all time favorite vodka. I have tried a few other “premium” vodkas. I really like the Boru Orange it makes the best screwdriver or just a plain shot.

    nutsaboutpolitics

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  • Boru Vodka Review By AZWolverine

    3 *****

    Good, not great. Certainly worth the price.

    AZWolverine

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  • Boru Vodka Review By AZWolverine

    3 *****

    I really liked this! Minimal “rubbing alcohol” on the nose and a grainy, sweet taste with a hint of pepper. I was surprised it was made from grain, not potatoes. Chalk it up to my ignorance!

    AZWolverine

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    • Boru Vodka Review By tobidog

      Cute Kitty!

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  • Boru Vodka Review By liav

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    Hey.
    i have tried this vodka a week ago, and i have to say it is very very smooth for such a low price,
    i loved the taste, you can feel the flavores from the grain comming out in your mouth.

    must say, for a low price, its better than Finlandia / Absolute for sure, and more from Smirnoff

    liav

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  • Boru Vodka Review By Jeremy

    4 *****

    Not a bad drink. It’s a great vodka for it’s price.

    Jeremy

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  • Boru Vodka Review By Sandy

    2 *****

    It was shelved on the middle shelves…but I’m thinking it might be lower…. Has a harsh smell and fire taste, but covered up in cranberry juice, it is fine. Seems to have a real kick to a quick buzzzzzz.

    Sandy

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  • Boru Vodka Review By Daniel

    No Rating

    A great Vodka for the money, even better when the local store puts it on sale. It will do the job, when mixed it blends nicely, straight up it’s fine. Not the best but certianly worth having around.

    Daniel

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  • Boru Vodka Review By Ken

    4 *****

    Price is right.Bought it because of the fact that it is distilled five times and gluten free.Thanks

    Ken

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  • Boru Vodka Review By Rich

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    I bought one of those novelty 3 packs of it recently (same size and shape as a 750ml but actually 3 bottles stacked, one regular and 2 flavors) but haven’t tried it yet. I tend to collect the cooler looking bottles which is what suckered me in, at least now I know it won’t be too bad to drink.

    Rich

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