Skol

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Skol is a 40% ABV vodka from the United States. The vodka is produced by J.A. Dougherty's Sons, Co. The quality is considered to be bad. The average price is around $9.40 per 750mL. Rated 1 out of 5 based on 6 reviews.

The bottle states the following:

Famous since 1849.

Skol Vodka Review

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Once upon a time (when I was in college), I served drinks at a country club. At some point in my tenure there, Skol became the official well vodka. I thought it was sad that they were using a vodka cheaper than Smirnoff. However, I never bothered to try Skol to see if it compared. I decided to change that.

The Shot

The initial taste hides behind the chill. As the vodka warms in my mouth, the moisture slowly gets ripped away, forcing me to swallow. Skol rips and burns all the way down my throat. The aftertaste is so bitter it requires a chaser.

The Mixed Drink

The mixer was Red Bull. The mixed drink was horrible. It tasted like the Red Bull was spoiled.

Opinions

Luckily, I didn’t have anyone drinking with me. If you want a bottom shelf vodka, there are better options than Skol.

Rated 0 out of 5.

Robert Brodrecht

  • Skol Vodka Review By rowdyruffian

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    i am amazed by all the negative comments about skol. as of this minute , i am swallowing 3 ounces of skol ,straight at room temperature. over many years i have purchased many cheap brands of vodka. the absolute worst came from a grocery chain known as albertson’s .since i was born in the south,as a child i was given many folk remedies for common ailments. one of these “medicants” was turpentine. albertson’s vodka tasted like turpentine and was totally undrinkable. my other choice has always been crystal palace over many years, i have put crystal palace and skol into bottles with expensive brand names on the bottles and not one of my friends ever noted that what they were drinking didn’t taste right. I do have a palate for various forms of alcohol jim beam white label is my favorite bourbon. chivas is my favorite scotch. i don’t care for gin, but my fave is tanqueray. since i began writing these few sentences, i have consumed another 3or 4 ounces of skol. i think i need to pass out. also i have swallowed several xanax and a couple of oxyconton.

    rowdyruffian

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    • Skol Vodka Review By jenny

      i agree skol is fantastic I have been mixing it in large drinks and punches and people never say it’s horrible. people love that you can make a large pour and not taste it. it’s clean and workable.

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  • Skol Vodka Review By Cheapie McAlchy

    No Rating

    Man, the best of the cheap shit. A staple for the minimum-wage alcoholic. Best vodka 12 bucks can buy.

    Cheapie McAlchy

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    • Skol Vodka Review By Guzzler O'Firewater

      Man, Im with Cheapie. Skol is one of the best burn for the buck.

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      • Skol Vodka Review By Robert

        Ha! That’s a great way to put it!

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  • Skol Vodka Review By Jee

    2 *****

    Just got some for $3.69 for a pint and honestly when u miss it with cranberry juice it’s taste ok. At the end of the day drinking vodka is to get you twisted. So in my opinion this does the job

    Jee

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  • Skol Vodka Review By Terry

    2 *****

    Skol is one of those things you sort of start to tolerate over time, it’s dirt cheap, and gets the job done. I prefer it to Taaka (same price here in TN) since I’ve never successfully managed to drink Taaka and not feel like I was going to die the next day. It’s sharp to the taste, and taking a shot without properly priming and chasing it has a similar feeling to that of eating steel wool that’s coated in hot-sauce. It’s rough, and unforgiving, but for the price I still drink it.

    Straight: Try not to smell it, and I also wouldn’t recommend it.
    Primed, and Chased: Proper priming completely eliminates the horrific taste, as well as masking the burn, when done properly it tastes like you’re just drinking flat soda.
    As a mixer: With real OJ, not horrific, just tastes like the orange juice is about to go bad, when using orange drink it tastes awkwardly like metallicy-orangeish water, mixed with soda, it makes the soda taste old and flat.
    In a cocktail: No, you’re making cocktails, make those right.

    If you’re just in it for the buzz it’s not a bad choice, just prime and chase for shots with (diet) soda. if you’re looking to drink something you’ll enjoy, I recommend Absolut, or anything else for that matter Taaka being a personal exception.

    When ordering a shot of/drink containing vodka at a restaurant, always make sure you aren’t going to end up with it. I’ve seen several restaurants use it as their house vodka, and paying anymore than $4 for a pint makes it completely undesirable.

    Terry

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    • Skol Vodka Review By Evan

      Spot on man. I’ve tried quite a bit of vodka and cheep vodka I might add and this is the only cheap stuff I can drink a fifth of with my buddy and not feel like the living dead in the morning. But Skol does get a bad rap and its simply BS!

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  • Skol Vodka Review By Serubi

    No Rating

    I like Skol… For the price tag of $8, where I live, it’s down right amazing. It goes down smooth and mixes very well.

    I could almost compare it to Sobieski.. except Sobieski has a MUCH more pronounced after bite.

    Skol is easily my 2nd choice of Vodka’s, right after Tito’s.

    Serubi

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    • Skol Vodka Review By BigBoiVodka

      UMMM… You must be joking right? Or your pallet must be fried from drinking this poison. In any case your opinion is very wrong.

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      • Skol Vodka Review By gilbert

        wow, your demented….skol is just about the shittiest vodka you could possible get. the only way you could possibly feeling like a skol kinda day is if you meet the following criteria: A) you happen to be walking by an underpass filled with all your favorite buddies, hanging out with their shopping carts, B) while walking the underpass you just happen to pick up a cardborad sign and also decide to carry it around and of course lets not forget C) you also are in need of smokes and decide to pick up random butts from the ground with a little tobacco left…..yup baby, make it a skol kinda day!!!!

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  • Skol Vodka Review By Herbert

    3 *****

    Tastes about as fine as Smirnoff with a similar hangover.. *however* if you drink too much of this stuff it will totally wreck your body unlike a clean top shelf Vodka.. lots of impurities will probably destroy your liver twice as fast.

    Herbert

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  • Skol Vodka Review By Larry

    No Rating

    this stuff is the best man!! the cheap price makes up for the taste, just mix it with some mtn dew and you’re set for the night!! I <3 SKOL!!!

    Larry

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    • Skol Vodka Review By TIG-Tickler

      If you want to avoid the nasty hangover just water down a fifth of Everclear to vodka strength. You get about the same price (At least it is here in Washington) per oz and your body will thank you.

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  • Skol Vodka Review By DPowell

    No Rating

    Mix with lemon juice in a shot the bitter lemon goes well

    DPowell

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  • Skol Vodka Review By Don Delusion

    No Rating

    Back in my early drinking career, I grabbed a large plastic bottle of Skol vodka off the bottom shelf. The price was unmatched. I immediately commenced my drinking session and well, long story short, that stuff ain’t vodka. I was drinking it straight out of the bottle and halfway through i still retained high quality brain function. It was the most disappointing purchase I’ve ever made that includes the copy of a John Corabi-era Motely Crue album I bought. Buyer beware.

    Don Delusion

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  • Skol Vodka Review By streetsheik

    4 *****

    What is all the connoisseur pretentious ? In a Playboy blind taste test of vodkas, Skoal landed in the top five. I’ve tried the premium brands and …well…you can pay for their fancy advertising, but not the product.

    streetsheik

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  • Skol Vodka Review By tim

    No Rating

    My assesment is totally opposite of above. Skol rates better than even top shelf vodka’s, any vodka in fact. I’v been a SKOL fan since first it surfaced in my area.

    tim

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    • Skol Vodka Review By Trenton

      @Tim, i dont know what rankings you are looking at, probably the same ones that say Smirinoff is a top shelf vodka, skoal is not a good vodka at all i drink vodka on the rocks, no chaser, no shooting it down, i prefer Purus, or if i want a grape vodka instead of wheat, i go Ciroc.

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    • Skol Vodka Review By Jim

      Even accounting for taste, I don’t understand how anybody could confuse Skol with decent vodka. It has an awful sulfurous taste that makes itself known even through layers of sweet mixer. Only when I’m already stinking drunk do I ever even consider buying Skol, and I always immediately regret it (not the next day, immediately!)

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  • Skol Vodka Review By mrmouth

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    I’m not a big drinker – I usually buy a fifth every two weeks. Ive taken to buying Svedka after reading the review here. Most times it can be found for $9.25 – at that price it is a steal. Recently, probably because of gas prices, it has went up to almost $14. In not really wanting to blow $15 after taxes on my after dinner drink or two, I went with Skol for $7.50, and I’m so damned sorry I did. It is hard to be shocked considering I knew what I was getting into, but I am.

    mrmouth

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  • Skol Vodka Review By tre

    No Rating

    I tasted it one time and it made me sick. My cousin kes loves it, he thinks it is premium but I think he likes the cheap price 3$ for a pint.

    tre

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  • Skol Vodka Review By ernest jackson

    No Rating

    I like grey goose the best but on a budget skol wasnt so bad as a mixer with crancherry.I can tolerat it.

    ernest jackson

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  • Skol Vodka Review By Vodkicker

    5 *****

    Skol>Kettle One and Titos. About the only thing better is Goose or Belvedere.

    Vodkicker

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  • Skol Vodka Review By tre

    No Rating

    My cousin loves skol vodka he thinks highly of it. I told him that its garbage and he’s making his liver work overtime. Every time he drinks it he cant walk he slurs his words and he passes out. Its time he invest in another high quality vodka

    tre

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  • Skol Vodka Review By Robert

    No Rating

    I haven’t been able to quantify hangover potential. A lot of that does have to do with the impurities that don’t get filtered out, but it has a lot more to do with whether you re-hydrate (since alcohol causes dehydration, which has all kinds of nasty effects associated with hangovers), whether you ate food during / after drinking (as I’ve found eating a good meal after reduces the stomach nausea), and how well your metabolism works (as I found in my younger years that I rarely had hangovers and now I have them more often as my metabolism slows with age).

    So, I could say whether I got one, but I don’t think it’d be indicative of other people’s experience and it may unjustly show poorly for a vodka if I didn’t take care of myself before bed. That said, for the Imperia review (currently rated #4), I did mention the hangover (or lack of one). I did this because their site specifically pointed out the lower impurities would result in less of a hang over.

    As far as reviews, I am the only reviewer at this point. I usually post my opinions, then post those of the people I drank with at the end of the review. So, not only did I review Rain, I reviewed every vodka on the site. Rain is a really great vodka for the dollar. You may be interested in Sobieski as well. It’s priced around Smirnoff, but is better than Stoli. In fact, it’s better than a lot of vodkas I’ve had. It’s currently rated #6.

    Robert

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  • Skol Vodka Review By Robert

    No Rating

    Actually, I prefer straight vodka to mixed drinks. Until recently, that was the only way I drank vodka. For reviews, I don’t simply knock back shots. I try to take in the flavor and experience the vodka, rather than throw it down. I’m sure one could get by on Skol if they shot and chased it so fast that they didn’t “savor” it. However, while trying to enjoy the vodka, I just don’t see how anyone could prefer the taste of Skol, even ignoring the obvious bottom-shelf-ness of the vodka. It seems to me Skol isn’t and doesn’t pretend to be a good vodka.

    That said, everyone is entitled to his own opinion. If you want to drink Skol, I certainly won’t stop you.

    Robert

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  • Skol Vodka Review By mane

    No Rating

    Worst vodka ever, didn’t even get me a drunk feeling. I bought a half gallon of this stuff, and everytime I’de drink it I wouldn’t feel the alcohol except for a headache. It just makes you feel sleepy and gives you a headache. Was a complete waste of money.

    mane

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