Chopin

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Chopin is a 40% ABV vodka from Poland. The vodka is produced by Polmos Siedlce. The quality is considered to be amazing. The average price is around $28.33 per 750mL. Rated 5 out of 5 based on 17 reviews.

The bottle states the following:

Frederic Chopin transformed the subtleties of the Polish spirit into enchanting, emotional music. That same passion is found in Chopin Vodka. Handcrafted in Poland with methods passed down from the fifteenth century, made exclusively with potatoes grown in the Podlasie region of Poland and distilled four times. The result is an exceptionally well-rounded vodka with a smooth, clean finish. Chopin is the spirit of Poland.

Chopin Vodka Review

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I picked up Chopin on a whim. I rarely get to drink potato vodkas, and I tend to shy away from the so-called ultra premium vodkas because they tend to be better mixers than shooters.

The Shot

Chopin is virtually flavorless in the mouth. There is only a slight burn on the way down. The after taste is a little bitter and tends to stick a little harder than most vodkas. It almost requires a chaser. Overall, Chopin is a very good shooter.

The Mixed Drink

I mixed Chopin with orange juice. At a moderate mixture, I imagine most would have a hard time detecting any flavor in a Chopin screw driver. I detected a very, very slight bitter flavor. When I mixed it a little stronger, the bitters came out even more. Unless you’re trying to get smashed, I doubt you’ll be mixing it strong enough to matter. Ultimately, Chopin is a great mixer.

Opinions

Chopin is a really great vodka. If you’re looking for a top shelf vodka, give it a try. A few other people mixed with Chopin and were very pleased with it. Coupled with the completely clean taste of the vodka straight, Chopin is a vodka that will make everyone happy.

Rated 5 out of 5.

Robert Brodrecht

  • Chopin Vodka Review By james.errico

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    Good Vodka, much better than Belvedere, but much more expensive than say, Sobieski. :)

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  • Chopin Vodka Review By Andreas

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    Chopin Potato vodka (Black Label) is quite excellent, it definitively deservs the five star rating. However Chopin recently launched a Rye vodka (Red Label) in the US. This is by far one of the smoothest and best tasting vodkas I’ve ever tried, highly recommended! If you are a fan of high quality vodka, do not hesitate to try it out.
    Chopin also recently launched a Wheat vodka version (Brown Label) in Poland which I will get my hands on this weekend, can’t wait to test it!

    Andreas

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    • Chopin Vodka Review By Taffyg2003

      I am really curious to try the rye version of Chopin. If it is as smooth as their famous potato vodka, but adds a little more flavor like Sobieski rye vodka, this could become one of my.favorite martini vodkas.

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      • Chopin Vodka Review By Robert Brodrecht

        I saw it the other day at the ABC store. Sounds interesting, but I wasn’t prepared to drop the cash on it. Maybe soon!

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  • Chopin Vodka Review By taffyg2003

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    I had another Chopin martini last weekend, and the unusual neutrality and delicacy of its flavor was highlighted. The bartender had added a bit too much vermouth for my liking, and Chopin did nothing to hide it. A bolder tasting vodka, such as Russian Standard or Stoli would likely have masked the flaw in the cocktail, but not Chopin. Perhaps, Chopin is a supreme vodka for sipping, but it is not very forgiving as a martini mixer.

    taffyg2003

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  • Chopin Vodka Review By M

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    Good, but completely overrated. Smooth and almost flavorless, it still burns quite a lot.

    I would put this in the same ranks as Ketel One or Luksusowa; not a “Wonderful small batch Vodka with absolutely zero burn” category.

    M

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    • Chopin Vodka Review By taffyg2003

      I agree with the first two of your three comments. Chopin is smooth (VERY) and almost flavorless. However, I disagree with your description about the significant amount that it burns when swallowed. I have never had that experience with Chopin Potato Vodka. It has virtually no burn. I find Chopin to be a terrific shooting vodka, but it is too flavorless to make a tasty martini, unfortunately. I would say that it is very similar to Ketel One overall, though Ketel One has a little more flavor. In contrast, Luksusowa has loads of flavor. In its older formulation, Luksusowa was nearly as smooth as Chopin, but the newer version is a little less smooth.

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  • Chopin Vodka Review By Jason

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    Very smooth, hardly any burn, aftertaste is not unpleasant. Probably the best potato vodka out there.

    Jason

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    • Chopin Vodka Review By Robert

      I’d have to say this is my favorite potato vodka, as well. It’s also one of the few vodkas I can enjoy straight when warm. If I’m at a bar and I want to do a shot, I get this unchilled to avoid the watered down flavor you get after a shaken shot.

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      • Chopin Vodka Review By Jason

        I didn’t see a review on here for Luksusova. It’s supposed to be another good potato vodka that is less expensive than Chopin. I haven’t found a bottle of it myself, though. Would love to see a review on this one here too. Great and informative site, keep it up!

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        • Chopin Vodka Review By Robert

          They don’t sell Luksusova around here. I’ve heard good things about it. I’ll get some if I can find it.

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          • Chopin Vodka Review By Michael

            Okay! potato vodka is awesome we all agree on that!. So there are many options available to the initiated but I believe the math is something like this…………………………………. Chopin(Poland) > Luksosawa (Poland) ≈ Monopolowa (Austria). There’s a Colorado distillery called Woodcreek but I’m not fancy enough yet to venture into local distilleries.

  • Chopin Vodka Review By Ben

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    I tried this recently, as I found some heavily discounted 375mL bottles. I tried it slightly cooled and even tested it head on versus Blue Ice, Sobieski, and Belvedere. I like it most as a shooter. I found it had a slight flavor that made it unsuitable for mixing with Code Red. My friend had a similar experience with Diet Mountain Dew, which he said was just funky. I think it would mix well with a Bloody Mary or other non-sweet drink. OJ mixed OK. It seemed generally smooth and not too bitter on the aftertaste.

    Ben

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    • Chopin Vodka Review By Robert

      I think I’ve only mixed Chopin for this review. Otherwise, I drink it straight. It’s pretty good that way, but you may be right about mixing it with something non-sweet. Unfortunately, I don’t drink a lot of non-sweet cocktails. If you’re a fan of bloody marry or even a martini, that might be worth exploring.

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  • Chopin Vodka Review By bobthewelder

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    I have not tried this one as I didn’t know it was a potato vodka. I will give it a try, and you should do a review on Blue Ice American Vodka from Texas. I really enjoyed it straight up. My wife enjoyed it mixed. Occasionally I add a little vanilla to my vodka, and this was great straight as well. I used to be a Stli guy, preferring their Vanil. I still enjoy Stoli, but less often as I found others I like better.

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  • Chopin Vodka Review By Ben

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    I broke open my second bottle and it tastes the same as the first. I had another friend try the 2nd bottle for a third opinion and he said it had a slight onion tinge to it. So either the sunlight from the store window changed the flavor over time, or it’s just the way it tastes. I read some article about storing spirits online last week (I can’t find it anymore) where some guys from the Chicago Tribune asked tips from the Beverage Tasting Institute. They mentioned sunlight could potentially change the sugar structure of spirits, altering the flavor. I’m guessing this may have happened.

    Ben

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  • Chopin Vodka Review By Patrick

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    I’ll have to try Choplin. I really liked grey goose so this has to be even better. Has anyone tried a soy vodka? I really liked it. Really smooth. It had a really big red 3 on the bottle and it the bottle top had a loop in it. We joked about it and said that you could put a rope through the loop and where your vodka anywhere.

    Patrick

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    • Chopin Vodka Review By Robert

      @Patrick, 3 is a pretty good vodka from what I remember. It’s been a few years since I had any, but I know I bought it on several occasions. I don’t think the soy does anything special, though, flavor wise. Sorry for the delay in replying. I thought I did this last month!

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      • Chopin Vodka Review By taffyg2003

        In a recent martini with olives, Chopin impressed me with its incredibly smooth drinkability and minimal burn on swallowing. However, it had little flavor to enhance the martini, and left a lingering mildly spicy and bitter aftertaste after swallowing. Overall, in a martini, it was too bland for my taste, though it would probably be a very nice shooter due to its amazing smoothness. I suppose that it reminds me of a smoother version of Ketel One. At this point, I would give it 4 stars, and place it seventh just behind Svedka and before Ketel One in terms of its ranking as a martini vodka.

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  • Chopin Vodka Review By Sieghild

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    spent $32 on it, havent opened it up. not sure if is tastes better than Luksusowa. fingers-X’ed

    Sieghild

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  • Chopin Vodka Review By Ben Twang

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    If you’re not drinking vodka sodas with Chopin, you’re missing out. The salt in soda water brings out the flavor people are missing in Martinis. I have my Chopin and sodas with a slice of lemon.

    Frankly, I think most vodkas come up short when mixing Martinis. Fris, Ketel One or any other briney-tasting vodka works much better for a Martini.

    Ben Twang

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  • Chopin Vodka Review By Scott

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    Yes I said I ditched this site, but I came back just to review Chopin.

    I paid $26.95 at ABC in North Carolina. I had read online that it was really expensive, so the moderate price was a pleasant surprise to me. (By comparison, Tito’s is $20.95 at ABC.)

    This is my first potato vodka. I love the mouthfeel. It’s interesting. There’s nothing unpleasant, and of course it has a burn. It’s 40% ABV, how could it NOT have a burn, unless it contained a topical anesthetic ingredient? But it’s a mild burn, and I like it.

    It’s now one of my top vodkas.

    But I still like Ciroc Blue. Hah!

    Scott

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    • Chopin Vodka Review By Scott

      They don’t have Chopin Rye or Chopin Wheat at any NC ABC. I have to leave the state (and, I assume, break the idiotic law) to get it. So stupid. So very, very stupid…

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  • Chopin Vodka Review By R Ristow

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    Best Vodka I’ve tasted…smooth…no burn…fantastic!

    R Ristow

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  • Chopin Vodka Review By robert

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    Just tried it now and mixed it with lime flavored sparkling poland spring water with a fresh lime slice; it’s outstanding. I am surprised how smooth this potato vodka is; great find. Definitely my new fav. I bet it would make a world class mojito :}

    robert

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  • Chopin Vodka Review By taffg2003

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    I just realized that I never updated my Chopin rating from 4 to 5 stars, as I had intended on May 29, 2011. I am attempting to do this now. Hopefully, with the new forum format, the change will take effect..

    taffg2003

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  • Chopin Vodka Review By Rob

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    In my opinion, this is by far the smoothest vodka for martinis. My favorite to enjoy Chopin is chilled straight up with blue cheese stuffed olives and a dash of olive juice. Give it a try and let me know what you think.

    Rob

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    • Chopin Vodka Review By taffyg2003

      I did not try blue cheese stuffed olives, but I did have another Chopin martini straight up with pimento stuffed olives, and it was great! It really is some of the smoothest vodka around. As I’ve written previously, its only slight shortcoming is its total lack of flavor, which does produce a somewhat less tasty martini than some others. Regardless, it is amazingly smooth and enjoyable. After this martini, I have decided to re-rank Chopin to 5 stars instead of just 4. :-)

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  • Chopin Vodka Review By lasousa

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    Very good vodka.

    lasousa

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  • Chopin Vodka Review By Vincente Do

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    Chopin is the best of vodka

    Vincente Do

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  • Chopin Vodka Review By bbrown1958

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    This is definitely my best vodka.

    bbrown1958

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  • Chopin Vodka Review By Accent

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    I’m sipping this vodka neat right now and find it very smooth. It has some ethanol smell to it but after taking a few sips I can’t recall vodka that’s better than that. I’m surpised to see some reviews pointing out the burn and the price tag but sipping it at room temperature convinces me that it’s a great shooter and a mixer (must be better when ice cold out of the freezer)
    Overall, I think it’s great for the price. Highly recomended. My favorite is still Ketel One (in that price range) although I always shoot it but for what you pay Chopin is up there.

    Accent

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  • Chopin Vodka Review By Austin Smith

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    I tried Chopin on a whim as well. It literally has almost no taste, and slight burn on the way down. For 40 bucks per 750ml its really not worth it. I mixed mine up with ice in a shaker, if the price was about 20 bucks cheaper I would recommend this vodka.

    Austin Smith

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  • Chopin Vodka Review By Jason

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    Ugh, bummer. I really enjoyed my first bottle of Chopin earlier this year, but this second one I got is rather off in taste, like it somehow got contaminated or something. Maybe that’s why they were selling it so cheap at that particular store.

    Jason

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  • Chopin Vodka Review By AZWolverine

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    A very smooth & sweet potato vodka, but it’s missing something. High quality, but I actually prefer the much lower priced Luksusowa potato vodka. Then again, that’s just my opinion, which isn’t worth a whole lot, to be honest!

    AZWolverine

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    • Chopin Vodka Review By Sieghild

      I agree with you, im sipping it right now. kinda hard to enjoy it straight. It doesn’t have the plastic smell that 360 vodka has, but it is harsher and burns harder.

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    • Chopin Vodka Review By taffyg2003

      @AZWolverine, I agree with your assessment of Chopin. While it is about as smooth as any vodka that I’ve tried, it does have something missing. That something is flavor; it tastes a bit watered down. I drink vodka martinis straight up with olives, and I prefer a cooling sweet flavor to enhance the cocktail, and smoothness to make it pleasant to drink. Chopin misses the mark a little by being too shy on flavor. For me, Crystal Head provides the best vodka martini experience because of its supreme smoothness, lack of burn, refreshing and sweet flavor, and pleasant aftertaste. Try it, if you get the chance.

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      • Chopin Vodka Review By AZWolverine

        I’m very partial to Tito’s, but I look forward to trying Crystal Head – regardless of the drinking experience, the bottle will be a keepsake! :)

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        • Chopin Vodka Review By taffyg2003

          @AZWolverine, the bottle really is part of the Crystal Head experience. It could have been just a gimmick not supported by a quality product, but Crystal Head vodka is actually even more impressive than the cool packaging. In fact, Crystal Head could be presented in a milk carton and I would still think it is the best vodka around.

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          • Chopin Vodka Review By AZWolverine

            Good to know, can’t wait to try it! Thanks, taffyg.

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