Stolichnaya (Stoli)

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Stolichnaya (Stoli) is a 40% ABV vodka from Russia. It is filtered with Charcoal. The vodka is produced by S.P.I. Group and imported by Allied Domecq Spirits. The quality is considered to be good. The average price is around $18.35 per 750mL. Rated 3 out of 5 based on 9 reviews.

The bottle states the following:

Stolichnaya is the most distinctive vodka in the world. Distilled from rich grain and finished with pure natural waters, Stolichnaya is from Russia, the birthplace of great vodka. Try it chilled neat (traditional Russian style), on the rocks or with your favorite juice or mixer. You’ll taste why “Stoli” is The Russian Phenomenon.

Stolichnaya (Stoli) Vodka Review

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Stolichnaya vodka (commonly called Stoli) was a favorite of mine in California. It’s a great vodka for the dollar. It comes straight from Russia, diluted to 40% alcohol by volume with artesian water from 96% grain alcohol. It doesn’t get more authentic than that.

The Shot

The flavor is muted at first but slowly starts to reveal itself as bitter-sweet. The swallow, while smooth, burns slightly and warms on the way down, leaving a bitter taste behind. It’s not a bad flavor, but it certainly isn’t sweet like other vodkas.

The Mixed Drink

The mixer on hand tonight is Red Bull. While drinking, the Stolichnaya complements the bitter undertones in the Red Bull, making the sweet flavors more apparent. Once it’s down, however, the bitter flavors of the Stoli linger momentarily. After knocking back a drink, the aftertaste becomes invisible.

Opinions

Unfortunately, I didn’t take opinions on Stoli. We were all busy having fun. I can say that Stoli is a a great vodka to take to parties. Not only is it a known brand, it’s a great vodka for the dollar. It’s smooth, tastes good, and mixes well.

Rated 3 out of 5.

Robert Brodrecht

  • Stolichnaya (Stoli) Vodka Review By KRV

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    I am from India, Last time while i was in US I was ga ga about Grey Goose vodka. Grey goose is very hard to find in India and it needs some recommendation or Vitamin M to get Grey goose. I had Grey goose for about 40$ and enjoyed to the last drop of it.

    Today I am in UK exactly after 5 years of my last visit in US. I took Grey Goose from the Wait-rose market, then thought why not try different brand, took Absolute I recalled my past experience and it was hell. Then took the Stoli– I am half bottle done while i type this message. I must admit this is real fun and bang for the buck. I really miss my family and kids, siblings and parents I love them a lot. God bless the world and entire human race. This drink is the best I have ever had and not to forget having the drink all alone. it is 12:43 now IST and 7:13 PM GMT .. god bless who invented alcohol

    KRV

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  • Stolichnaya (Stoli) Vodka Review By Guest

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    Its a fake Stolichnaya produced in Latvia. Check out the back label

    Guest

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  • Stolichnaya (Stoli) Vodka Review By John Bonham

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    The Stoli the US market gets is made from Latvian water, and is produced and bottled in Latvia. The same goes for every region in the world except for Benelux and Russia.

    That being said, i’m not sure if this should be listed under “Russia” for its country.

    John Bonham

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  • Stolichnaya (Stoli) Vodka Review By peachykeen

    3 *****

    Good old-fashioned vodka. Iconic middle-shelf stuff, entirely drinkable (I prefer it mixed), and not at all expensive. If your liquor store doesn’t carry this, you should give them odd looks. The price is entirely reasonable, and the variety of flavours (the only flavoured I consider remotely drinkable) is nice to have.

    I can’t say this is a good vodka to drink straight or on the rocks, although I do fairly often when Stoli Elit isn’t present. With a little bit of flavouring, it comes across reasonably well. However, mixed at all, this is one of my go-to vodkas. You can make a fairly strong black or white russian, screwdriver, and many other drinks without suffering.

    If you’re going for flavoured vodkas, this is absolutely the best. I have a few female friends who enjoy Razberi Stoli and tonics, I personally love Blueberi, and most of the other flavours are quite tasty. While not top-shelf vodka (and not pretending to be), this is a good mixer and the only respectable brand offering flavours.

    peachykeen

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  • Stolichnaya (Stoli) Vodka Review By loudmouthmoose

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    A definite must-have in my liquor cabinet as it is an easily recognized party-mixer. While true vodka connoisseurs may not favor this one for either a mixer or a shooter, it is found at most bars and has never given me a hangover.

    loudmouthmoose

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  • Stolichnaya (Stoli) Vodka Review By An Opinion as Valid as Your Own

    5 *****

    I’ve tried many vodkas, but had not gotten around to trying Stolichnaya until today. I’m not sure why.

    The bottle is a bit ugly. Well not so much the bottle as the labeling. Does it really matter? Of course not. But it’s nice to have a beautiful package to go with a great product.

    I was taken aback with my first shot of Stoli. So smooth. So utterly inoffensive. No weird aftertaste like I get with Smirnoff.

    I really like it. I am impressed.

    An Opinion as Valid as Your Own

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  • Stolichnaya (Stoli) Vodka Review By John

    4 *****

    Recently, I tried the new Stoli Salted Caramel flavor, very tasty. Also, if you are in New York, Mari Vanna is a great restaurant serving Russian dishes, and they offer a house selection of vodkas. Maybe a tad overpriced, but also tasted great chilled.

    John

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  • Stolichnaya (Stoli) Vodka Review By Stoli_hands_down9

    5 *****

    After trying a bunch of cheap and some expensive vodka I have to say that Stolichnaya stole my heart, Its great with mixed drinks, the shots burn a little but you get used to it. Its sort of cheap and you can make killer drinks with it. I would definitely recommend this vodka to people who have never tried vodka before or who are just looking to have a good night. It doesn´t give you a hangover and it gives you enough “battery” to dance the night away.

    Stoli_hands_down9

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    • Stolichnaya (Stoli) Vodka Review By Robert

      Stoli was my vodka of choice for the three years I lived in LA, CA. It’s a great vodka. I attribute a lot of the bitters to it being a Russian vodka. That would explain the taste vs lack of hangover. I don’t really remember the last time I had Stoli, though. Maybe I should try it again.

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  • Stolichnaya (Stoli) Vodka Review By taffyg2003

    3 *****

    Stoli was the fourth vodka in my quest to educate myself about the world of vodka. To this point, I had a new favorite in Tito’s, followed by Ketel One, and finally Grey Goose (as compared in a martini straight up with olives). This time, my wife and I shared two martinis while out to dinner: one with Ketel One and one with Stoli. My impression of Ketel One remained the same as in my previous tasting; smooth, minimally bitter, neutral, and a little oily. By comparison, the Stoli martini had significantly more flavor (a nice bittersweet), was crisper, but was a little less smooth and burned more on swallowing. My wife liked both, and I think actually preferred the martini made with Stoli, but I still preferred the smoother and gentler character of Ketel One.

    I think that Stoli is similar to Grey Goose, but has a stronger flavor that has a little better bittersweet balance. So, to this point in my taste testing experience, I would rank the vodkas that I had tasted starting with my favorite as follows:

    1) Tito’s Handmade 2) Ketel One 3) Stolichnaya 4) Grey Goose

    Next, on to Crystal Head.

    taffyg2003

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    • Stolichnaya (Stoli) Vodka Review By taffyg2003

      I had another Stoli martini straight up with olive about a week ago. I was a bit surprised how relatively harsh it was compared to the likes of Luksusowa, Crystal Head, Zyr, Sobieski, Chopin, and several others that I’ve enjoyed over the last several months. There was even a mild bitterness to the flavor that I’ve not encountered in the better vodkas. For around $20 per fifth, there are certainly several other vodkas of better quality at a similar (or even lower) price.

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  • Stolichnaya (Stoli) Vodka Review By lasousa

    4 *****

    Excellent vodka.

    lasousa

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  • Stolichnaya (Stoli) Vodka Review By AZWolverine

    4 *****

    The best value of the six vodkas I tasted this evening. Smooth, balanced and sweet. In terms of value it beat all the others. Well-done!

    AZWolverine

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  • Stolichnaya (Stoli) Vodka Review By Josh

    2 *****

    I paid almost $25.00 dollars for a 750 ml bottle of this stuff a few weeks ago, and I must say it’s too expensive for what you get. It mixes well, but it’s just not one of those vodkas you can party with. You will get a hangover if you drink too much.

    Josh

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  • Stolichnaya (Stoli) Vodka Review By Or

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    Hi,

    Is this review about the simplest kind? I can see this is a rather good review, so I want to know if this is the regular (red?) version or the gold-crystal. If this is the regular one, isn’t the gold-crystal better?

    Thanks.

    Or

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    • Stolichnaya (Stoli) Vodka Review By Robert

      This is the plain-old Stoli. We haven’t reviewed Stoli Gold. We have reviewed Solti Elit, though.

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  • Stolichnaya (Stoli) Vodka Review By vegasvodkalover

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    I do not like Stoli as a vodka. I think no matter the type – flavored or unflavored – it just isn’t that good. They constantly have promotional parties in vegas w free drinks all night of this stuff – and even then – it’s hard to swallow. It just leaves a bad biting taste in the mouth, and is definitely detectable in drinks. Plus it doesn’t give that good of a buzz. It’s just a hype due to the russian name! pick something else =)

    vegasvodkalover

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