Pinnacle Vodka

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Pinnacle Vodka is a 40% ABV vodka from France. It is filtered with Charcoal. The vodka is produced by White Rock Distilleries, Inc and imported by White Rock Distilleries, Inc. The quality is considered to be ok. The average price is around $12.42 per 750mL. Rated 2 out of 5 based on 3 reviews.

The bottle states the following:

Distilled with spring water from the Champagne region. Handcrafted in small batches.

Pinnacle Vodka Review

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I picked up Pinnacle on a whim. It was in a relatively low price range, and seemed like it was ready for a go.

The Shot

The taste is initially slightly bitter. The taste gets more bitter, and finally more bitter as I swallow. The upshot is that it doesn’t burn on the way down. Pinnacle is a poor shooter.

The Mixed Drink

I mixed Pinnacle with Low-carb Monster. The shot gave way to a similar mixing experience. The bitterness came through the energy drink and gave it a spoiled taste.

Opinions

Daniel tried Pinnacle with me. He made a face that looked like he was going to vomit. He said the smell disarming. The taste was horrible; the swallow, painful, but the aftertaste was ok. As a mixer, he said he couldn’t taste the vodka. He could only taste the Monster. He wouldn’t mind it for the price for mixing.

In a rare event, Erin decided to shoot with me. Since she hates shooting and tries to avoid tasting vodka, she didn’t have anything to say about the taste. Comparing the burn (or lack thereof) of Pinnacle to the last vodka she shot, however, she said, “Rain burned going down, and for a long time. The burn from Pinnacle was considerably less intense, and went away quickly.”

I’m not very surprised with Pinnacle. At the price range, there isn’t much more that can be expected quality wise. However, it’s clear from my comrades’ comments that Pinnacle is worth trying if you’re shopping for a cheaper vodka.

Rated 2 out of 5.

Robert Brodrecht

  • Pinnacle Vodka Review By Kayla

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    Not a bad mixer, especially with coke, tastes like a cream soda. I usually serve it with either coke; orange juice and triple sec; or rootbeer. Anyone who is a big drinker and doesn’t want that alcohol taste with the alcohol buzz usually likes it. Only problems it is a bit too sweet.

    Kayla

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    • Pinnacle Vodka Review By Reggie

      Pinnacle is fantastic for the money. I was in a liquor store and saw that it was rated 90 points by the Beverage Testing Institue and the Pinnacle “Whipped” was rated 92 points. I decided to buy these and try it. It really won me over. I would drink this all day over all other vodkas. You cannot beat it for the price/taste.

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  • Pinnacle Vodka Review By Leann

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    Pinnacle whipped creme vodka with 2/3 oj and 1/2 pineapple juice on ice is very similar to an Orange Julius (for adults). We also tried the mix in a blender, not too bad!

    Leann

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    • Pinnacle Vodka Review By Robert

      @Leann We use OJ with a splash of Red Bull and our favorite vodkas to get the Orange Julius flavor. I’ll have to try your recipe if I find a bottle of whipped cream Pinnacle.

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  • Pinnacle Vodka Review By David

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    I just bought some Pinnacle Vodka – I was curious if it would be good for the price. I disagree with many of these comments and reviews. In a bloody Mary mix or with a light flavored soda, it makes for an excellent mixing vodka! I haven’t tried it as a shot by itself, but I don’t ever take shots of Voka, because why the heck would anyone take a shot of vodka! Very enjoyable vodka for the price. Not the best, but well worth a try!

    ~D man

    David

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  • Pinnacle Vodka Review By LiquorStoreGirl

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    a girl i work with here, tried the whipped cream vodka from Pinnacle last night, after our manager had talked up the two new flavors we just got in stock (whipped cream, and cotton candy). I was anxious to try the cotton candy, but after she came into work and said shed rather spend $15 on Crystal Palace (which doesnt even cost that much), I quickly changed my mind on buying it. Crystal Palace is HORRIBLE and for her to compare pinnacle to that, does not make it sound tempting at all.

    LiquorStoreGirl

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    • Pinnacle Vodka Review By Chris

      I personally think the Pinnacle Whipped is unbelievable. Had 4 shots of it last night at a bar here in South Philly. My cousin is all about it, I was aprehensive, but after the first shot, I thought it was just fantastic. Hard to find in some neighborhood bars though.

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    • Pinnacle Vodka Review By Sarah

      whipped ream vodka is the best and i am glad that i looked at your page cause im using the percentages of “Barstock vodka”, “Dry white wine” & “Bud light”…hope you guys continue to keep this online…

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    • Pinnacle Vodka Review By Brice

      I see no reason to buy regular pinnacle and havent tried the cotton candy, but the whipped version with almost any fruit juice or or fruit flavored liquor makes a great shot. add a little orange juice and a tiny splash of cran, and its like an orange pushup

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  • Pinnacle Vodka Review By Ben

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    I tried this. Once in my mouth, I taste sweetness mixed with some bitterness. The flavor is very noticable and almost obnoxious. Then after I swallow, the taste vanishes. No chaser needed. I followed it with Sobieski, which was more mellow in my mouth. Sobieski also has bittersweet flavors, but I find it more manageable. Once I swallow Sobieski, a bitter aftertaste lingers. I went back with another shot of Pinnacle. Again, in my mouth I find it very noticable. The flavor vaguely reminds me of a sweeter-tasting Absolut, but I don’t like Absolut’s flavor. Like Absolut, the aftertaste vanishes quickly for me. Not much warnth or burn to it.

    I guess a good description of Pinnacle is that it’s flavor is very noticable up front, that’ll disappear as soon as I swallow.

    Ben

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    • Pinnacle Vodka Review By Ben

      I just tried Pinnacle versus Svedka with shots and Pinnacle vs Svedka vs Sobieski with Diet Cherry Dr Pepper mixes. Pardon my spelling, for I am hammered, but I find Svedka and Sobieski better mixers for this combination. I also liked Svedka more as a shot. Svedka is odorless and tasteless until the afertaste kicks in. Sobieski has some scent to it, and Pinnacle has an overpowering scent to it.

      For $10-15 dollars a 750mL, my money is on Svedka or Sobieski. Smirnoff, UV, Boru, and Pinnacle just don’t cut it… shots or mixed. I shall end my drunken ranting… now.

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      • Pinnacle Vodka Review By Robert

        @Ben, I think you found the down side to comparing several different vodkas at once. ;) I’m with you on the Svedka / Sobieski. Svedka is about five cents cheaper than Sobieski here, which isn’t enough to worry about. They’re both really great vodkas, and even better vodkas for the dollar. It’s going to be hard for Pinnacle or anyone else in the middle shelf price range to beat those two.

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        • Pinnacle Vodka Review By chuckers

          The guy at the liqour store says pinnacle is a economy grey goose, but looking at these reviews I dont think I will try it now.

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          • Pinnacle Vodka Review By Robert

            I was told the same thing at an ABC Store. He went so far as to say that it was the “spill over” from Grey Goose. However, Grey Goose is made in Cognac, France, and Pinnacle is made in Champagne, France (the opposite side of the country). The only thing they really have in common is that they are made in France. Like with Russian or American vodkas, they may have a similar thread in flavor (e.g. Russian vodkas tend to bite, and American vodkas tend to aim for flavorless), but it seems akin to calling Smirnoff an economy Russian Standard Imperia or that Relska is an economy Vodka 14. That is, it isn’t a true statement.

          • Pinnacle Vodka Review By chuckers

            I bought a bottle the other day! Haha, but for good reason, it was on sale for 9.99 and had a rebate form to send it for 10 bucks so it free. Only drank it during a taste test so no opinion really on it yet. Ya the guys in the liquor store prob dont know too much. I dont know if I will ever pony up the 31 bucks for the grey goose, my bar doesnt carry it, so maybe I will run into it at a friends house or party or try it in a club sometime. I can drink bottom shelf stuff and I am pretty cheap haha. And if I would love it then I would end up spending 3x more on vodka so I am still working on finding the best brand for under 20 bucks. That vladimir is 10 bucks for 1.75 and I was impressed. Its been year since I had it but at the time tasted good. But it might just be in my area or who knows. But after i get done trying some more things that your site rates highly I will have to pick up a bottle and see if it still compares.

          • Pinnacle Vodka Review By Robert

            @chuckers, the Bang for the Buck rating is what you want to pay attention to if you want to keep from blowing a ton. There are some great vodkas that hide in the middle shelf because of their price, but can easily take on the big dogs on the top shelf. I mostly come away disappointed by the expensive vodkas because plenty aren’t offering more than a middle shelf vodka does.

          • Pinnacle Vodka Review By chuckers

            I did 3 shots of pinacle 2 nights in a row, i get 3 servings of alcohol in me at least every day for the health benifits. Anyways it was pretty bad. Made me appreciate the titos and svedka even more. Like the bottom shelf vladamir and nikolia smoke the pinnacle and like for real they are cheap, they have cheap sticker labels the peel off soon as you get them home and they say nothing about being distilled or filtered! So I bet the are distilled one time and I doubt if they are filtered but they are pure tasting like flavorless which totally beats pinnacles bad taste. I must of found some gems on the bottom shelf, like when i first time in my life had the svedka and titos I wasnt all that impressed because they werent too much better than cheap stuff I was drinking. Now I can say there is wide difference in vodka cause it was a chore to put 3 shots of pinnacle down in a row. Yeah for me, I got a almost full botthe of pinnacle on ice and another in the cabinet still waiting to be opened! Maybe it will grow on me but doesnt look promising. If it is like grey goose I will be avoiding grey goose, at 30 some dollers a bottle grey goose better melt in ur mouth.

          • Pinnacle Vodka Review By Robert

            Goose won’t melt in your mouth, but I’d pick it over Pinnacle. I guess I’m going to have to find these two bottom shelf vodkas you like so much. I don’t think I’ve seen them at the ABC stores around here, though.

          • Pinnacle Vodka Review By chuckers

            I got bout and entire bottle down of this, only bout 2 shots left. Its not very good as a shot, but a decent mixer. I still got 2 bottles of it to open so after i decide to put them down I should know this vodka pretty good.

          • Pinnacle Vodka Review By Robert

            One bottle was plenty for me! Let us know your final thoughts when you get there.

      • Pinnacle Vodka Review By Sandy

        I think i love you Ben…

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  • Pinnacle Vodka Review By msm1965

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    I enjoyed this Vodka. I did not find it bitter as previously described, but rather a bit smooth. My friends and I used this as a mixer with diet Orange Soda to make “Creamsicles” and Coke Zero. These were both very tasty and quite enjoyable. I also served the vodka on ice as shots to a group of women, they also found the sweeter taste rather enjoyable and surprising.

    msm1965

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    • Pinnacle Vodka Review By jerjack

      I’ve tried alot of “middle of the road” vodkas and find Pinnacle very acceptable for the investment. Recently bought the whipped cream and mixed with root beer (root beer float) and liked it, although tend to prefer conventional mixed drinks. If I’m drinking Bloodys, Pinnacle’s my brand.

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  • Pinnacle Vodka Review By Shizface

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    I had never heard of it before, and a buddy of ours brought it to the party. We mixed it with Chocolate Milk, and made it into shots. As disgusting as that sounds, they were the hit of the party, and went unbelievably fast. They were really good.

    Shizface

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  • Pinnacle Vodka Review By nahhh

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    Don’t hate on this vodka. It’s great with orange juice. Creamsicle

    nahhh

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  • Pinnacle Vodka Review By Paul Wildwood

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    It is amazing how people are sold by creative marketing. Grey Goose sells for $46 a bottle and it’s made by the same distiller in France. We did a taste test with Pinnacle vs. Grey Goose and it was 50/50 as to who guessed correctly which was Grey Goose. This just goes to show how much our subconscious mind plays into our decision making. I have been drinking Vodka for 10 years and was hooked on Svedka and now Pinnacle is the staple in our house…we have freezer with an area made for a handle. The most experienced vodka drinkers will tell you that Absolut stands for absolute crap. It’s purely marketing. Ever try to drink it at room temperature? The worst of the worst taste.

    I spend 19.99 on a bottle of Pinnacle while some sucker spends $46 on Grey Goose to impress his friends, meanwhile I would guess that there isn’t a difference in the two. Even more astonishing is the fact that Pinnacle now has a $15 mail in rebate…so they are marketing in a different fashion….guessing that most people will forget to send it in because they aren’t buying too much Grey Goose these days at $46.00.

    Paul Wildwood

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    • Pinnacle Vodka Review By Morgan

      Paul I absolutely agree. We had 8 people doing double-blind tasting, and Pinnacle completely mowed through Smirnoff, Skyy, Ketel One, and was split with Grey Goose. Nothing else was close.

      Regardless whether anyone agrees with our results, the Pinnacle Challenge is a fun way to have a party that guarantees some tipsy guests. We did it as a head-to-head where the winner moves up the price ladder. And again, we were unanimous or nearly so all the way to Grey Goose, where we could tell a difference but didn’t have clear preferences. Belvedere was easier to discern against Grey Goose than Pinnacle was.

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  • Pinnacle Vodka Review By imsaari

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    I thought that Pinnacle was a pretty good vodka for the price. I went to the Liqour Store to buy Sobieski, but I bought a bottle of Pinnacle instead, and I’m glad that I did. A 1.75 litre was $17.78, with a mail-in rebate for $10.00 off. I’m a Bloody Mary enthusiast, so I’m not too worried about any “burn”. I have a saying about my Bloody Marys (which also goes for vodka), “I have yet to find the perfect Bloody Mary, that’s why I have to keep trying different ones!”.

    imsaari

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  • Pinnacle Vodka Review By J

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    Its best mixing with something like rootbeer or orange juice where the whipped cream taste blends better.

    J

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  • Pinnacle Vodka Review By Maygan Sanchez

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    I have had many of the Pinnacle Vodka flavors and I must say that I am in LOVE! I absolutely hate the taste of vodka, but with the Pinnacle Vodka flavors you dont taste the “alcohol”. And there are so mant yummy combinations that can be mixed! I am having a party and Pinnacle is the only alcohol on my list…I believe that Pinnacle flavored Vodkas are great for the “frilly drink” drinker!!

    Maygan Sanchez

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    • Pinnacle Vodka Review By bobc

      I only like Vodka flavors. I think they have svedka beat by a mile. Svedka suppose to be #2 in USA– I doubt it. And as far as Grey Goose goes I think pinnacle flabors are just as good if not better. Svae your money answitch to pinnacle unless you are also a starbucks geek too.

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  • Pinnacle Vodka Review By Renee

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    Pinnacle is the best vodka ever. If you haven’t tried cake you need to but mix it with pinnacle chocolate whipt with some half and half or ice cream. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

    Renee

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  • Pinnacle Vodka Review By Joey Parisi

    3 *****

    I’ll tell you what guys, I was pleasantly surprised of the relative smoothness of this vodka, at this price range. And I’ve had all the top shelf vodkas, so I know what I’m talking about.

    And at $11.00 on sale, I had nothing to lose.

    Joey Parisi

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  • Pinnacle Vodka Review By Alicia Grebey-Hosmun

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    i dont think guys should be the one to judge this vodka. its best for a girly drink. pinnicale whipped vodka is my absolout favorite. its sweet and if you mix it with rootbeer, cream soda, orange soda, or even irish cream or chocolate milk it gives the best complimentary flavor. check out all the recepies on their website. as far as bitterness goes, i’ve no idea what this man is talking about. this vodka is like liquid candy.

    Alicia Grebey-Hosmun

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    • Pinnacle Vodka Review By Robert

      @Alicia The whipped flavor is quite interesting. To clarify though, the review is for the unflavored version only. The whipped cream flavor is usually emptied out before we get around to reviewing it ;)

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  • Pinnacle Vodka Review By Pinnacle drinker

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    Pinncle is a great shooter with the flavors …. My fav is the whipped which mixes well with everything as do most of the flavors ….. Pinncle is really great only thing is I get hang overs from it and usAlly I don’t get hang overs but it’s not a big one just my head hurting a little after food and hang over pills I will be ready to start my day

    Pinnacle drinker

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  • Pinnacle Vodka Review By Jmiles6907

    1 *****

    I love cotton candy and vodka, so when I found out there was a cotton candy vodka, I was so excited to try it!
    Will, tomorrow I’m going to try and get some REAL cotton candy and mix it in my shaker with the vodka and see if it taste any better. (This was suggested by another person)
    There is a very bitter taste to it, I’m sure if I gave it some time I could get used to it, but I do not like drinking things that I have to get used to drinking. I like to pick up a drink and just drink it down.

    Jmiles6907

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  • Pinnacle Vodka Review By Laura C

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    Personally I love the whipped. I mix the whipped with cranberry juice (I actually hate cranberry juice) and it tasts like strawberry shortcake!!!!! SSooooo good!!! My husband (Mr Dark Beer Drinker) tried it and is hooked. He mixes it with OJ and a splash of grenadine.
    I just bought the Cherry Whipped….not sure what to mix it with.???
    Dont care much for the Pinnacle Citrus but it is ok in sprite.

    Laura C

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    • Pinnacle Vodka Review By on the rocks

      Pinnacle whipped on the rocks is the only way to go unless yous a bitch

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  • Pinnacle Vodka Review By Booyah

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    lol bunch of pretentious douchebags posting on here…this shit is delicious as a mixer and great in shots…anyone who disagrees is obviously missing some tastebuds

    Booyah

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  • Pinnacle Vodka Review By Doncinvegas

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    I shake this with orange, peach, mango, juice, from dole……nice….

    Doncinvegas

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  • Pinnacle Vodka Review By Rachel

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    I think Pinnacle work very well with mixed drinks : Whipped Vodka with orange & pineapple juice over ice. mmmmm

    Rachel

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  • Pinnacle Vodka Review By Loving Pinnacle Whipped Cream Vodka

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    I just have to say that Pinnacle’s Whipped Cream Vodka is Awesome! My friends and I love it! We mix it with Root Beer or Crush. If you like a Rootbeer Float or a orange creamsicle you will love this vodka. My husband’s friends turned their noses up at first two, but after they had a taste they were drinking it up. And these are hardcore Crown & Coke drinkers. So please give this a try! You won’t be disappointed!!

    Loving Pinnacle Whipped Cream Vodka

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  • Pinnacle Vodka Review By roses251

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    I tried the Pinnacle Whipped cream flavor. It’s a dessert drink. Not bad. I’ve had worse.

    roses251

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  • Pinnacle Vodka Review By Vince

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    Perfected the orange julius. Mix ice, Pinnacle whipped, orange juice and a splash of pineapple top with whipped cream and shake. Whipped cream gives perfect consistancy like the real thing…

    Vince

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    • Pinnacle Vodka Review By Robert

      Interesting! I’ll have to try that. My wife and I normally try to simulate that flavor with unflavored vodka, OJ, and Red Bull.

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  • Pinnacle Vodka Review By Kathleen

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    I tried Pinnacle Whipped vodka and shook it with fresh orange juice. The bitter, almost medicine-like flavor of the Pinnacle comes through.

    I won’t use this or buy it again. It reminds me too much of nasty-tasting, sweetened, liquid medicine.

    Kathleen

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  • Pinnacle Vodka Review By Dmitriy

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    Rough around the edges to shoot. Don’t do shots with Pinnacle unless chilled in the freezer. It is comparable with Smirnoff as far as bitterness is concerned. Much to be desired, but it is a cheap stuff, so no its naturally not surprising that it is sub par. For the same money spent, it would be far better served to have Sobieski instead as Polish Vodkas beat French Vodkas hands down.

    Dmitriy

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  • Pinnacle Vodka Review By Jason

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    I’ll have to retry this one since it’s been a little while, but I don’t remember being impressed. I think I much prefer Sobieski in this lower-priced middle-shelf category.

    Jason

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    • Pinnacle Vodka Review By Robert

      I agree with you 100%, Jason.

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      • Pinnacle Vodka Review By Jason

        Yeah, the guy at my local liquor store said that Pinnacle is better than Smirnoff, which I guess is not saying much, and it’s tagged there with a best buy, highly recommended rating of 91 from somewhere, but I don’t recall being impressed.

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        • Pinnacle Vodka Review By sagscout

          Hey, have any of you guys tried Luksusowa? A Polish potato vodka that is a bit more expensive than Pinnacle, around $25-$28 for 1.75 liters.
          I am very fond of it… I like the Pinnacle but prefer the Luksusowa. http://www.luksusowa.net/whyluks.htm

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  • Pinnacle Vodka Review By kat

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    I’m currently trying to find whipped Pinnacle Cause I’ve heard it’s great if anyone could give me a hint to where it might be sole.

    kat

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    • Pinnacle Vodka Review By Robert

      If you go to the Pinnacle website’s store locator, you can find places that carry it. I’d call ahead to make sure they have the whipped cream flavor. IN Alabama, it’s in all the ABC stores, so it can’t be that hard to find. If you’re in a state that allows shipping of spirits, you can even order it online. They have a short list of places on the store locator I linked to previously.

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    • Pinnacle Vodka Review By Robert

      Oops. So, that isn’t a store locator. It’s a distributor list. You can try checking the website of the distributor, though, or call the distributor directly for help. The buy online links are to actual online stores, though.

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  • Pinnacle Vodka Review By Allison

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    My hubby bought me a sample bottle to try before it bought the larger bottle. its not bad but lets review. its sweet and taste like whipped cream which i love might i add. i put the small bottle in the freezer and drank it from the freezer and found it decent. it wasnt the best vodka i ever drank however it was sweet with a good taste. i drink it on the rocks and once the ice melts it taste sweet and good. if you are looking to get hammered it will do it.

    Allison

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