Oddka

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Oddka is a 40% ABV vodka from Poland. The vodka is produced by SA and imported by Pernod Ricard USA. The quality is considered to be great. The average price is around $9.99 per 750mL. Rated 4 out of 5 based on 4 reviews.

The bottle states the following:

I once meditated for a whole week. Afterwards, I had my purest thought yet. Clear vodka. Fresh, elegant, smooth, and actually that odd at all.

Oddka Vodka Review

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Oddka is relatively new to me. When I first saw it, I scoffed. The idea seemed pretty ridiculous, mainly because the mascot, Wit Oddoski, is a gimmick. He is an animated character that exists in the real world. Something like that. The look of the marketing material makes me think of the Whatchamacallit commercials from the 80’s / 90’s. To boot, Oddka came in some nonsensical flavors, like fresh cut grass. Yeah, weird, right?

Then I found out Wyborowa, a little known but exceptional vodka (if I remember correctly from all those years ago), is the company behind it. So, I figured I shouldn’t write Oddka off completely.

The Shot

Surprisingly (or not, given the connection to Wyborowa), Oddka is a pretty decent vodka. It’s flavorless in the mouth, almost like water. There is an ever-so-slight bitter taste on the swallow, but the vodka is very smooth. I don’t need a chaser for single shots, but after sipping on this vodka for a bit, I kind of like something else to swallow behind it. But that’s faint criticism for a vodka this good for this cheap.

The Mixed Drink

I made a screwdriver with Oddka at one part vodka to two parts OJ. The vodka slightly bitters the OJ, but overall is a perfectly acceptable cocktail. It’s on par with most other decent vodkas, and I imagine it’d work well in any cocktail.

Opinions

I was skeptical of Oddka, but I walked away surprised. It’s a very competent entry for the price. That said, Sobieski, another Polish vodka, is much more palatable and costs several dollars less than Oddka. While I won’t be swapping to this vodka as my go to low cost vodka, I wouldn’t feel bad if it was the only vodka around.

Rated 4 out of 5.

Robert Brodrecht

  • Oddka Vodka Review By Manoah Vlavianos

    5 *****

    Bought your ” electricity” at Trader Joes and it exceeded our expectations !!! Mixed it with just mineral water and it’s a fantastic drink !!!!! I must say the flavor is fabulous and delicious. You would never know it was vodka because it is so smooth and flavorful ! Even in a ahot glass right out of the freezer. It has a smooth berry /grape flavor. Can’t wait to try the other favors .

    Manoah Vlavianos

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  • Oddka Vodka Review By mike

    4 *****

    solid for the price. mixed well with my favorite fresh squeezed grapefruit juice. good filmy feel on the shot. a real surprise from trader joe’s.

    mike

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  • Oddka Vodka Review By Mindy

    4 *****

    Was a bit hesitant because of the cheap price (Trader Joes) but as I looked at it another customer came up and grabbed 2 bottles. Guy at TJ’s told me it was really good. Was buying some Ginger Beer for Moscow Mules when I realized I had no vodka at home & didn’t want to make another stop…. Guy at TJ’s said they weren’t getting any more of the regular vodka in, told me to grab the last bottle on the shelf & they’d do exchange if I didn’t like it…. Why not, got the last 2 bottles $ now I’m going to hunt every Trader Joes in the SF Bay Area for more! What a deal! Smooth enough for martini! How did I not know about this!!! Will also try the berry flavor TJs carries.

    Mindy

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