UV

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UV is a 40% ABV vodka from the United States. It is filtered with Charcoal. The vodka is produced by Phillips Products Co. The quality is considered to be ok. The average price is around $14.10 per 750mL. Rated 2 out of 5 based on 9 reviews.

The bottle states the following:

Distilled 4 times. Activated carbon filtered. Enjoy in moderation.

UV Vodka Review

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UV was another reader suggestion. It’s been years since I’d had UV’s flavored vodkas (and I wasn’t terribly impressed then). I managed to get my hands on a bottle to see what it’s all about.

The Shot

UV vodka gets bitter really fast. It slightly dries the mouth, and the swallow leaves me with a cringe on my face due to the bitter aftertaste and mild burn. The aftertaste sticks around strong. If you plan on drinking this straight, make sure you have a chaser.

The Mixed Drink

I mixed UV vodka with Crystal Light Strawberry Kiwi juice. This normally flavorful and enjoyable mixer is pretty well spoiled by the vodka. The bitter flavors stand out strong and make the drink a difficult task to finish. While it’s much better than some of the bottom shelf vodkas I’ve had, it’s not hitting the middle of the middle shelf in terms of quality.

Opinions

Erin had an adverse reaction to UV. She had the same mixed drink, but, after the first, she demanded a lower amount of vodka because “it just isn’t good.”

I think we solidly agree on this vodka. For the price it might be an acceptable substitute for Smirnoff, but it won’t get you much further. I’d blow a few more dollars and move up-market a bit.

Rated 2 out of 5.

Robert Brodrecht

  • UV Vodka Review By Jeny

    4 *****

    Saw this at the store thought I might try it. Very girl drink. I got the pink lemonade one. So easy to take down. Drank the whole fifth to myself. I haven’t tried the other ones but I’m sure after all these reviews idk what to expect! But seriously try the lemonade one.

    Jeny

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  • UV Vodka Review By slippy

    3 *****

    I’m gonna give UV 3 stars because it is cheap. I tried the blue and cherry flavors and here is the conclusion i came to: They both taste like shit, but if you mix them correctly with other drinks you’ll have a decent alcoholic beverage for yourself. The Blue smells like something youd find in a cleaning bottle under your kitchen sink, and the red tastes 100% like cough syrup. However, mixed with the right stuff you can get something that is ok. I mixed Blue with lemonade and Cherry with Pepsi and they were both alright. However i doubt i will ever buy cherry again and I would not really recommend it. The blue is good mixed with lemonade, and I hear others say it tastes good with a Sprite-style citrus soda. For $14 it’s not a bad choice, but just be sure you don’t drink it straight.

    slippy

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  • UV Vodka Review By Josh

    5 *****

    This is one of the cheap vodkas I have drank and didn’t get a hangover. It is distilled 4 times. Next time you get a hangover from another vodka, give this a try instead.

    Josh

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  • UV Vodka Review By Adveser

    No Rating

    This shit sucks!

    I normally drink Finlandia – which is the best in the worst. I really wanted to get drunk today and sincew this was 4 dollars cheaper, had a nice nicer (premium) bottle design, I figured it would be okay. I got this shit home and after the first shot, I knew this would be kind of stuff you dread taking another shot of rather, rather than accepting joyiously.

    Basically, I had the cvhoise of choosiung this of Svenka, which was about 2 dollars more, despite the fact I am really broke and this was a one-opff shot at the Vodka.

    I’ve been really addicted to caffeine lately adn this crap. even after a shot of heavily sugared expresso (like a “cow pop”) tasted really nasty.

    Avoid this crap and get the cheap shit and water it down with Cranb erry or wove up a pet to the better stuff.

    Results: 2/5 – AWFUL

    Adveser

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  • UV Vodka Review By Rob

    No Rating

    I think you may be under-rating this one a little bit. I find it very similar to Sobieski. Not as smooth going down in back, but the front has that pleasant sugar that sits at the front of the tongue and the frontal bitterness is not quite as long-lasting.

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    Rob

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  • UV Vodka Review By toaox

    3 *****

    Not enjoyable straight but as I only mix vodka into russians, both black & white I can say that this vodka is a great value for the money in my area (7.99/750ml) when mixing.

    toaox

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  • UV Vodka Review By Kevin

    4 *****

    I have tried cake and lemonade UV vodka so far. Ya this is obviously a girly drink, but hell…for 3.99 for a 375 ml you can grab yourself a flavored bottle and drink it straight on the go. It’s not too sugary either, and distilled 4 times….NO HANGOVER FOR ME.
    I’d say if you want a good flavored buzz for cheap, grab a flask of flavored UV.

    Kevin

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  • UV Vodka Review By renee

    No Rating

    this vodka is the worst i have ever had. ur right it must be chased with other vodka. this is the vodka u give out when errbody is already faded. its nasty as f@#$ and u get drunk thinking about it. ugh!!!!!

    renee

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  • UV Vodka Review By Erik

    No Rating

    UV is for high school girls…

    Erik

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  • UV Vodka Review By Daniel

    No Rating

    Yea we sell it for about $12 a 1.75L and we used to give a bottle of Bloody Mary mix with it. Definitely best used as a mixing vodka.

    Daniel

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  • UV Vodka Review By Ben

    No Rating

    I saw something called Prairie Organic Vodka for $19.99. I did a little research (a.k.a. google) and found out that it was also made by Phillip’s. So Phillip’s, UV, and Prairie all come from the same source. I wonder how it tastes.

    Ben

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    • UV Vodka Review By Robert

      Prairie Organic has been on the to do list for awhile. I’ve gotten it twice but we drink it all before I get a chance to review. It’s a lot better than UV.

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      • UV Vodka Review By Ben

        I kinda liked Prairie Organic. I thought it was arguably better than Sobieski, but at nearly double the cost, it loses. For the money, I think Tito’s beats Prairie O.

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  • UV Vodka Review By Laura

    No Rating

    It’s from Philips… is UV better than the just plain ol’ Philips vodka? Because that stuff made me vomit immediately after one shot.

    Laura

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    • UV Vodka Review By Robert

      I’ve never had Phillips, so I can’t make a direct comparison. It’s far from being the worst vodka I’ve ever had, if that helps. It isn’t great, though, and I can think of a great number of vodkas I’d pick first.

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  • UV Vodka Review By BoozeIt

    No Rating

    UV is nasty. Even Popov tastes better. If you can actually afford a good vodka, buy Smirnoff or step it up and drink Ketel One.

    BoozeIt

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  • UV Vodka Review By Nora White

    2 *****

    UV Vodka has aweful after taste…You have shocked look on your face after each shot. You will regret every shot you take…better off just mixing that sh#@.. Pleaaaasee don’t drink it straight.

    Nora White

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  • UV Vodka Review By Joe

    1 *****

    Ewwwwwwww I can’t get the taste out of my mouth help me! How disgusting!

    Joe

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  • UV Vodka Review By chickywhiskey

    2 *****

    Bleck. I actually found this to be easier to drink thank Skyy but not by much. Mix it well… Or wait until you’re already drunk.

    chickywhiskey

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  • UV Vodka Review By Ben

    No Rating

    Yeah, this sounds alot like the UV I remember. So bitter, you can chase it down with other vodkas.

    Ben

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    • UV Vodka Review By Robert

      “So bitter, you can chase it down with other vodkas.”

      Good one!

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      • UV Vodka Review By taffyg2003

        This is another vodka review that I never looked at before tonight. And yes, that is a good one. Lol.

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  • UV Vodka Review By Hunter

    No Rating

    Although it is a girly drink, I would recommend the flavored UV’s. The UV Blue Raspberry tends to be a favorite- tastes like a jolly rancher. And if mixed with lemonade of some sort it is very good.

    Hunter

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  • UV Vodka Review By croque

    No Rating

    Just tried UV vodka (unflavoured on the rocks). Incredibly bad. Tastes like some sort of industrial chemical. If I am still alive tomorrow, I will take it to the toxic waste collection site in our town…if they will accept it.

    It’s probably too late for me…but save yourself…drink Russian Standard…Sobieski…hell…even Popov…anything but this.

    Should’ve known to avoid a company producing cake-flavoured vodka. Think about it….cake….vodka…good separately…together…not so much.

    croque

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