Firestarter Vodka

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Firestarter Vodka is a 40% ABV vodka from Russia. The vodka is produced by Produce Cerealiere and imported by Firestarter Spirits Inc. The quality is considered to be ok. The average price is around $35.00 per 750mL. Rated 2 out of 5 based on 6 reviews.

The bottle states the following:

This is not a fire extinguisher. Instructions for proper Firestarter Vodka enjoyment:

  1. Remove Cap
  2. Pour
  3. Shake Over Ice
  4. Use With Care

Please remember, friends don’t let friends drink bad vodka

Firestarter Vodka Review

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I think like most, the packaging is what drew me to Firestarter Vodka. It looks like a big red fire extinguisher. But it’s not, as the label clearly points out. I inquired with the clerk at the liquor store about the vodka, and she suggested I try it, pointing out that a portion of the profits go to local fire stations. My dad was a fireman, so I figured I’d give it a shot.

Before I get to the review, I have to talk about the bottle. It’s a gimmick. It doesn’t pump up to pressurize. It’s just for looks. The end of the nozzle screws off, and you pour it. The down side is that it doesn’t pour very reliably. Sometimes it flows well and other times it doesn’t. If you’ve ever used a Posi Pour, it’s every bit as miserable. If you haven’t, ask your local bartender about it. Ultimately, the packaging looks neat, but I’d rather have a normal bottle.

The Shot

My first taste of Firestarter Vodka was revolting. I couldn’t swallow it. I had to spit it out. I thought the bottle had been contaminated. It may very well have been, but I waited a week to give it another try. The second try wasn’t so bad. I wouldn’t call it palatable, but I didn’t feel compelled to expel it from my body before it got past the front door.

The vodka is simply bitter. The flavor at all points isn’t enjoyable. It starts bad and gets worse the longer it sits on my tongue. The upshot is that it’s smooth on the way down. The bad aftertaste is the only reason I need a chaser.

The Mixed Drink

I mixed Firestarter Vodka with cran-apple juice. I was hoping the bitter flavors of the juice would compliment the vodka, but it ultimately just made the bitter of the vodka stand out more. You may have better results with a sweeter mixer, but I ran out before I got a chance to try something else.

Final Thoughts

If it’s true that friends don’t let friends drink bad vodka, I must recommend you avoid Firestarter Vodka. There is better vodka out there for the same price. The bottle will look neat on your shelf, but sharing the contents won’t score you any points with your drinking buddies.

Rated 2 out of 5.

Robert Brodrecht

  • Firestarter Vodka Review By zack

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    The bottle is Fascinating, and the drink splendid me love it

    zack

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  • Firestarter Vodka Review By Daniel

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    I tried the fire starter vodka the Taste was very smooth and it was not harsh like lots of other vodkas in the market

    Daniel

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  • Firestarter Vodka Review By SPIRITSVeteran

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    I have heard so crazy reviews before, but the previous two were borderline ridiculous.

    I am one of 100 spirits professionals that was part of one of the industry’s most prestigious tasting panel awards. We blind tasted over 50 finalist vodkas. Of course, we have no idea what brands are involved.

    To our surprise, Firestarter was in over 85% of our panel’s Top 10 Premiums, having a similar flavor profile to that of Ketel One. It is well balanced, very smooth, with a warm finish.

    I have no interest in the brand, but I am very curious as to what product the previous posters were drinking? Our panel is comprised of the spirit industry’s top experts. When such a high percentage of the tasters rank a brand in their top 10, you can be certain that it is a very high quality product.

    SPIRITSVeteran

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    • Firestarter Vodka Review By Robert Brodrecht

      I think it may be as much of a question of what you were drinking as what I was drinking. I noticed after I got home that there was no seal on the vodka. Usually vodka has a ring around the cap or plastic tamper evident seal. My bottle and every bottle of Firestarter that I’ve seen has no seal of any kind. Maybe mine was contaminated somehow. I don’t know for sure but I’m not going to blow another $20 to find out.

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      • Firestarter Vodka Review By Dan Demarest

        I completely agree with spirits veteran very smooth and my firehouse buddies said the same thing about it being similar to ketel one without seeing this review. I love it and wish it was more readily available in my area.

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  • Firestarter Vodka Review By adeyemi martins

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    Best vodka in the whole world nice shape good taste

    adeyemi martins

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  • Firestarter Vodka Review By Ricky & Paulie B

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    Well, we bought this bottle based on the sexy look of the bottle. It is in fact shaped like a fire extinguisher. Paulie and I are heavy drinkers and have finally decided to join AA after this vodka. We have had our share of good and bad alcohol and this is amongst the worst. Although we took the shots like champions, it was like pulling teeth trying to get ourselves to drink them. Take some advice from the champions, the only way to successfully take a shot without puking right away, is to have a chaser before, during, and after the shot. Cheers here!

    Ricky & Paulie B

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  • Firestarter Vodka Review By Amber

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    I buy vodka based on the bottle to add to my collection so this obviously caught my eye. Now I know how vodka should taste and this is not it. I do shots with a little chase but this stuff smells and leaves an aftertaste of rubbing alcohol. Not impressed. 2 stars only because of the bottle. Oh and like someone else said it’s not sealed..you twist the cap off and pour but anyone could twist the cap and put it back before you buy it. I poured it into a different 2/6 bottle because I was weary and like to see how much I’ve drank. I’ve also had about 10 shots by now and don’t feel the slight bit..where as others i’d be alright by now. not recommended at all.

    Amber

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