Relska

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Relska is a 40% ABV vodka from the United States. The vodka is produced by Lrelsky & CIE. The quality is considered to be bad. The average price is around $6.75 per 750mL. Rated 1 out of 5 based on 3 reviews.

The bottle states the following:

Outstanding quality since 1721. Relska, The oldest name in vodka.

Relska Vodka Review

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In an attempt to add more vodkas to our bottom shelf, I grabbed a bottle of Relska.

The Shot

Relska is slightly bitter when it hits the tongue. As with most cheap vodkas, it dries the mouth as it sits. The taste got more and more bitter. The swallow burned a bit and the aftertaste was, of course, bitter. That said, this was one of the best 40 proof bottom shelf vodkas I’ve had. It’s definitely bottom shelf, though.

The Mixed Drink

Relska mixed with Passion Fruit Juice was surprisingly good. The flavor of the vodka barely pops out, but it doesn’t ruin the drink. For a bottom shelf vodka, Relska is a great mixer.

Opinions

Erin said it isn’t terrible as a mixer. She said there is a definitely an ethanol flavor, though. In the end she was surprised that it was as good of a mixer as it was.

Daniel and Mel tried a shot with me. Neither of them loved it, but neither of them looked sick after. So, it must not have been that bad for the single shot.

Relska is a decent mixer. If you’re shooting, you’d do better to pick up something better. If you’re mixing and you’re in a pinch, Relska might get you through your rough spot.

Rated 1 out of 5.

Robert Brodrecht

  • Relska Vodka Review By Tomlessthanteriffic

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    I Tend to agree with Doug. I like Relska. I drink mostly vodka, and it is my vodka of choice, bottom shelf or not. I tend to mix it. I rarely drink shots of anything. except at home by the fire. Then maybe some Irish or mid level scots or a bourbon like henry mckinna. It, Relska has no unpleasant aftertaste, even if you do shots ( put it in the frezzer), leaves no terrible hangover or other ill effects (unless you drink too much of it, but that can happen with anything) and leaves my bank account free to do other more important things. True, to some it might be considered”bottom shelf” but I’ts really not. if you want bottom self, check out MrBoston, Aristocrat, or Travelers Club. Also, they don’t advertise. They don’t have to. ( like some restaurants , lawyers, doctors and insurance companies etc…)My Dad was a state trooper. And he drank, but was never drunk. But He and Mom tought us the value of not paying high prices for labels. I live in NC. So I might be biased toward Doug’s opinion. Red or yellow, black or white, not everyone in the south drinks corn likker, nor thinks JD was God’s gift ( overrated and over priced) . ( if you drink untaxed shine, you BETTER know were it came from, and its not cheaper any way). Anyways, it’s up to you. I prefer to use the savings on more important things, like like salt water fishing trips, coin collecting, fly tying and gold panning. You know, the important stuff. also helping people.

    Tomlessthanteriffic

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  • Relska Vodka Review By Brian Long

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    I have a 1921 bi-centenial bottle of Relska Vodka. anyone interested? I’m trying to find out if it’s worth anything before I pop it open. I’ve been staring at it for a while and it’s getting hard to resist. shoot me an e-mail. Awesome Santa Claus looking dude on the front. brian.d.long1@gmail.com

    Brian Long

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  • Relska Vodka Review By biglee

    3 *****

    alright ..I’m writing this as an avid absolut drinker …well…cheers! for the price…and and a good smooth buzz I cant complain …when your pockets are shallow near payday….don’t fret and be happy!…

    biglee

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  • Relska Vodka Review By DUTCHBASTARDO

    1 *****

    I WAS AND KNOW ALOT OF VODKA SNOBS..RELSKA VODKA FOR $5.35 A LITRE…WOW! WHAT A PRICE..NOT ONLY THAT IT WAS GREAT, JUST AS GOOD AS VODKAS COSTING MUCH MUCH MORE…I FOUND IT TO BE A GREAT MIXER AS WELL AS NICE OVER ROCKS..I WOULD HIGLY RECOMMEND TO ANYONE WITH AN OPEN MIND…

    DUTCHBASTARDO

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    • Relska Vodka Review By DUTCHBASTARDO

      SHOULD BE 4 STARS, SORRY

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      • Relska Vodka Review By Richard Corley

        Dutchbastardo I agree with you, over the rocks is as good as ny I’ve tried.

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  • Relska Vodka Review By Doug

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    I _totally_ disagree with those (above) who cite Relska as ‘bitter’ or ‘bottom shelf’ in terms of quality. I’ve been working my way across the (physically) bottom shelf of Virginia ABC stores of late, occasionally straying higher up toward eye level, and I was more than pleasantly surprised with this spirit from… where?… it doesn’t say. (And a google of “Lrelsky & CIE” brings me right back here, to vodkabuzz!)
    And for poor Sarah, who had her poor tum ripped out after a cupful, I had 3/4 of a liter last night and felt NO after-affects this morning.
    A few brand I’ve “suffered” of late have left me feeling blood-poisoned in the morning, and for much of that day. Really!
    But this brand, which seems smoother to me than Stolie and _any other_ brand I’ve sampled (!), is not, IMHO, to be scoffed at. Whoever is making it, and I’d suspect it’s Russians, or Poles, is doing something _very_ right!
    I’ve consumed fine Russian vodka in that country.. and some pretty horrid stuff, too. I’ve been to vodka tastings in a couple of countries where, like wine tastings, you roll it around and spit it out — being anxious to discover the ‘mouth’ affect, not the alcohol-in-the-bloodstream one. I’d put this one up again any I’ve tasted.
    doug

    Doug

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