Imperia

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Imperia is a 40% ABV vodka from Russia. The vodka is produced by Roust Group and imported by Remy Cointreau Inc. The quality is considered to be amazing. The average price is around $28.92 per 750mL. Rated 5 out of 5 based on 12 reviews.

The bottle states the following:

The vodka you hold was first created in 1894 in the city of St Petersburg. There, by Imperial decree, the brilliant scientist Mendeleeve prepared the most luxurious of vodkas from the finest winter wheat, the softest glacial waters, and for extraordinary smoothness and clarity, filtered through quartz crystals from the Ural Mountains. From that original recipe comes Imperia, Russia’s finest vodka. Imeria. Russia’s luxury gift to the world.

Imperia Vodka Review

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I’ve seen Imperia on the shelves for awhile, but didn’t pick it up since I’m usually a creature of habit. However, since I needed a new vodka to review, I decided to give it a shot. I grabbed it over other bottles because the shape has a very Russian feel, and has raised symbols on the various on five sides of the hexagon. That is, it caught my eye.

Imperia is actually a subset of Russian Standard vodka. It is the highest quality (or most expensive, if you’d rather) of the Russian Standard vodka. The Roust Group says Russian Standard is the number one selling vodka in Russia. I have no way of determining if this is true, however. The Roust Group is known for recently purchasing vodka.com for $3 million.

The Shot

Imperia, which touts its Russian heritage to the time of the Czars, tastes much like Stoli but with a higher quality. The bitter sweet flavors go down smooth and leave the same distinctive aftertaste. The difference in quality is noticeable, though, as Imperia has less of a sting and is slightly more sweet than bitter.

The Mixed Drink

I mixed Imperia with Sugar Free Rockstar. Imperia is an incredibly good mixer. It blends well with the mixer and is only slightly detectable on the way down.

Opinions

Once again, I was on my own with this review. Imperia is a great Russsian vodka. It’s a good shooter and a great mixer. The bottle is sure to garner attention sitting on your shelf. If you like Russian vodkas, pick up a bottle if you get a chance. You won’t be disappointed.

The Day After

Imperia makes claims on their site that they have fewer impurities than many other brand name vodkas and that this directly affects hangovers (or lack there of). After having a long night with the bottle of Imperia, at least in this instance, my hangover was very mild for the amount of alcohol I consumed.

Rated 5 out of 5.

Robert Brodrecht

  • Imperia Vodka Review By gordy litster

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    I purchased Imperia Vodka at Costco, LaQuinta, California for $6.97, which I thought was a very good price. Costco no longer stocks Imperia. Would you be kind enough to tell me how I can buy more…….I would purchase minimum of three cases.
    Thanks,
    Gordy

    gordy litster

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    • Imperia Vodka Review By Bob Morris

      Are you the Gordy Litster that I used to work with at General Adjustment Bureau in Rochester, NY?

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    • Imperia Vodka Review By vodka oz styyle

      $6.97? w0w.. $60 is a cheap price for 700ml where I’m from!!

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  • Imperia Vodka Review By Wes

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    Great vodka. My local Trader Joes carries it in 1.75 liters for $29.99. That is equal $12.85 per 750ml. Beat that!! Very, very worth it.

    Wes

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    • Imperia Vodka Review By The Best

      Please let me know where I can get a bottle of imperia for that price. Awesome.

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    • Imperia Vodka Review By Louis

      Well I just got back from Costco and there was Imperia 750ml bottles for under $10 before tax. Will be picking up a few bottles first thing in the morning. Would have picked it up then but wanted to make sure this was a huge bargain.

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      • Imperia Vodka Review By Robert

        Under $10 per bottle is a GREAT bargain! That’s a good 2-for-1. Stock up!

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  • Imperia Vodka Review By Red_Spartan

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    I wish I had words to describe the love I have for this superior vodka. I live in pennsylvania, and they only carry it for a few months out of the year, so when I have the money I actually pay the state store to import it for me. It is the best, most luxurious vodka ever made. I love russian vodkas, so obviously I’m gonna love the most smooth, tasty, best buzz ever supplied to the public. If you love vodka, consider yourself a connoisseur of anything premium vodka, then you will love Imperia. Of course I’m writing this as I’m enjoying Imperia, just after close to 3 months without it. Soon as I opened the bottle and consumed my first drink, I fell in love all over again.

    Red_Spartan

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  • Imperia Vodka Review By Marva

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    Hands down THE BEST VODKA I have ever tried. I use to like Grey Groose, then a bartender was pushing Imperia and I tried it, never went back. Because I’m in the midwest it’s almost impossible to find it here (I discovered it in South Florida), so whenever I do find a vendor who sells it, it’s like a holiday, lol. Worth every penny, just wish they had a bigger St. Louis, MO market.

    Marva

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    • Imperia Vodka Review By Naomi

      I’m currently searching for Imperia in St. Louis. Did you ever find it here? PLEASE say yes!!!! #desperatelyseekingimperia ;)

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  • Imperia Vodka Review By Max

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    I live in St Petersburg and Imperia is a good vodka. According to local newspapers what it says on the Imperia bottle about Mendeleev is untrue. I think the Russian Standard company started in 1998.

    Max

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  • Imperia Vodka Review By JoSIZZLE

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    I purchased the biggest bottle of Imperia Russian Vodka for my 4th of July BBQ and it was a big hit… The taste is so smooth you forget you are drinking vodka

    Needless to say I let the Goose fly away and I’m now housing Imperia… ttyl

    JoSIZZLE

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  • Imperia Vodka Review By Mitchell

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    The best vodka I’ve found at any price. Imperia is one of only two vodkas I don’t mix with anything. If you want a ‘mixer’ try a less-perfect vodka. Imperia is as good as it gets; drink it straight. My other ‘no-mix’ vodka is the low-priced Sobieski; it’s clearly a step below Imperia, and yet it’s better than 99% of the stuff out there.

    Mitchell

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    • Imperia Vodka Review By bomber420

      Sobieski is probably what they filtered out of Imperia.One of the worst hangovers I ever had was from
      Sobieski.Nothing on the bottle anywhere on how many times it is distilled,probably once.

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  • Imperia Vodka Review By Mark

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    I agree with the other posts that allude to the minimal amount of head-knocking one experiences when waking up in the morning after a long night with this bottle. Imperia is so good you’ll make a Bloody Mary first thing just for the taste of it….

    Mark

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  • Imperia Vodka Review By Ed P.

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    Imperia: simply put, the best vodka I’ve ever tried.

    Ed P.

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  • Imperia Vodka Review By stmrtn

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    Once again I tried a reviewed Vodka and was blown away by the taste. It is superb.
    I keep one good bottle in the freezer for a shot and this is as good as Tito’s…
    Thanks again VodkaBuzz

    stmrtn

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    • Imperia Vodka Review By Robert

      @stmrtn, the Russian Standard Original review should be up in about a month. It’s the same vodka as Imperia, just lacking silver / quartz filtering. If you want to trying something as good, but cheaper, Russian Standard Original try that.

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  • Imperia Vodka Review By Ben

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    Pictures from wikipedia

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d9/Russkij-Standart-Original-Platinum-and-Imperia.png

    Ben

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  • Imperia Vodka Review By taffyg2003

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    I keep seeing this on the shelf in my local liquor store, and have considered trying it. Like some of the “cheaper” vodkas, this premium brand is also available in single serving 50 ml bottles. I am tempted to buy 2 of these miniature bottles in order to make a martini to see just how great this vodka is without investing an entire 750 ml bottle.

    taffyg2003

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  • Imperia Vodka Review By John Bonham

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    Such an amazing vodka. It almost literally goes down like water, so smooth. The Russian Standard Original is amazing as well, and I would say to buy the Original if you are going to mix drinks, because Russian Standard Imperia isn’t meant for mixing, really, and depending on where you buy it from, it can be pricey to mix with.

    Just check liquor stores all around, call them to save time, you will find a good, if not great price somewhere, but Imperia was meant for neat drinks, or straight shots no colder than 41 degrees, if you call 41 degrees a straight shot. If it’s much colder than that, it just ruins the feel and taste of the vodka, it gets oily. That goes for any vodka.

    John Bonham

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  • Imperia Vodka Review By taffyg2003

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    I finally had an Imperia martini extra dry up with olives at one of my favorite restaurants last night. In a few words, I would describe Imperia as the Crystal Head of Russian vodkas. The cocktail was extremely smooth, with a mildly bittersweet Russian vodka flavor and a muted Russian style bite. I was very impressed, and would say that the martini was probably the second best I’ve had besides some made with Crystal Head. I am rating Imperia a very large 5 stars.

    taffyg2003

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  • Imperia Vodka Review By John

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    Best vodka I’ve ever had hands down. It’s almost a shame to mix this one. You can tell how few impurities it has when you drink it. It’s just beautiful stuff.

    John

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    • Imperia Vodka Review By taffyg2003

      It certainly is one of the very best that I’ve ever tasted! I’ve had Imperia martinis on two occasions, and the cocktail was superb each time, proving that my first impression was accurate.

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  • Imperia Vodka Review By Peter

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    Absolutely amazing how smooth it is with that nice subtle taste.

    Peter

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  • Imperia Vodka Review By The Best

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    Simply put… The Best Vodka Ever!

    The Best

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  • Imperia Vodka Review By Josh

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    By far my favorite vodka to date. Hardly noticeable in whatever you mix it with (my favorite for it is a touch of tonic and a lime wedge) and great for shots. One of the few that hardly ever gives me a hangover in the morning.

    Josh

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  • Imperia Vodka Review By taffyg2003

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    I should have purchased a couple of the single shot bottles when I had seen them last summer. I haven’t seen them since, and I do not want to spend the premium on a 750ml bottle just to give it a try.

    taffyg2003

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    • Imperia Vodka Review By Robert

      I don’t think you’ll be disappointed, if that helps ;)

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      • Imperia Vodka Review By taffyg2003

        I am sure that I will like it. It seems that the good Russian vodkas never fail to impress.

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        • Imperia Vodka Review By taffyg2003

          I wish that I had purchased a bottle of Imperia long ago. Not only can’t I find the single shot bottles, but also the standard bottles seem to be absent from my local liquor store shelves lately. I will definitely buy a bottle as soon as I find one so that I can finally try it to find out how it stacks up to the other top shelf vodkas that I’ve enjoyed.

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  • Imperia Vodka Review By kayuh

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    Other than Ukrainian Khortytsa vodka, this is my favorite. Like Khortytsa, Imperia is a super sipping vodka at room temperature.

    kayuh

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  • Imperia Vodka Review By Jonathan Marsh

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    Jeez, I wish I had access to this … I live in South Africa and have limited access to good vodka. My sister went to Russia a while back and got me a bottle of Russian Standard and that was amazing. I would love to try Imperia.

    Jonathan Marsh

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  • Imperia Vodka Review By loudmouthmoose

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    The ONLY complaint I have about this vodka, is that I was drinking it in screwdriver mixed drinks, and ended up drinking more than I ought to have, simply because it mixed so well. I also found this to be a very attractive bottle for placement on the bar.

    loudmouthmoose

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  • Imperia Vodka Review By c.s shankar

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    I am also a creature by habit , was hung to grey goose for a long time until my friend who came from Malaysia got this drink. we started the first sip in the afternoon and ended by the whole bottle by the evening. Beauty about this drink is it mixes gleefully with coke,sprite,orange,coconut water.. infact that day we tried all combos and this drink is a sure WINNER.

    c.s shankar

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  • Imperia Vodka Review By John

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    I am and always will be a Stoli or Stoli Cristal drinker. HOWEVER, tonight, third night in a row, I can’t sleep. I had a SEVEN year old bottle of Imperia in the freezer- that has never been opened. Since I have to be at work at 5AM (its 1030pm now)… I just made myself two Lemon drops using the frozen Imperia.
    Holy CRAP that is a beautiful drink. The glass was frozen and the lemon juice made ice crystals that were a delicate balance between liquid tartness, and frosty magnificence… I say Nostrovia! to all of you…. now- hoping I can get some zzzzzzs….

    John

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