X Rated

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X Rated is a 40% ABV vodka from France. It is filtered with Charcoal. The vodka is produced by Daucourt Ste and imported by Daucourt Martin Imports LLC. The quality is considered to be good. The average price is around $32.99 per 750mL. Rated 3 out of 5 based on 2 reviews.

X Rated Vodka Review

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I was browsing the local ABC store with Erin. I heard a squeal from my periphery. It was Erin. She saw the bright pink splashes on a bottle of vodka. It was top shelf and begging to be sampled. It was X Rated vodka. The name itself was enticing enough, but the sexy bottle sold it. We snatched the bottle and headed back to the apartment for a bit of vodka heaven.

This happened awhile ago. Since then, X Rated has been a favorite vodka of mine. Needless to say, I’m a bit biased.

The Shot

The shot is at first sweet with a dash of warm “red” tones. The warmth slips smoothly down the throat and gently settles in the stomach. With only the slightest, barely detectable bite, this is an ultra-smooth vodka, no need for a chaser.

The Mixed Drink

The mixer of the night is passion fruit juice, which is an excellent mixer for vodka. X Rated is one of the rare vodkas that actually enhance the flavor of a sugary-sweet mixer. Most vodkas reveal their bitterness in a mixer. X Rated reveals its sweet side, a rare feat in the vodka world.

Opinions

Erin said X Rated is one of the best vodkas. She said the burn and ethanol taste are noticeable in the shot but the mixed drink was excellent. Daniel said it was very smooth and the taste of the vodka in the mixer was barely noticeable. Becca agreed with everyone’s assertions.

As an excellent shooter and mixer, X Rated is a rare breed of vodka. This is one of the best vodkas on the market, and an undeniable value. If it’s in your price bracket, you’d be remiss to ignore this sexy vodka (even if it is a little emasculating for a guy to purchase). My only complaint is that the X Rated website redirects to the X Rated Fusion liqueur site.

Rated 3 out of 5.

Robert Brodrecht

  • X Rated Vodka Review By Jason

    No Rating

    X-Rated is by far the best vodka around. Very smooth and compliments anything it is mixed with. I agree, if it’s in your price range. GET IT. Next you will be asking for your favorite bars to carry it.

    Jason

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  • X Rated Vodka Review By taffyg2003

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    @ Robert, I somehow never read this review in the 3 or so years that I’ve been involved with this forum, but am a bit confused now that I finally have. It seems that the review and the one previous response posted tout X-Rated as a terrific vodka, yet the rating is only 3 out of 5 stars. Am I missing something, or is there an error in the rating posted to the forum?

    taffyg2003

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    • X Rated Vodka Review By Robert Brodrecht

      This was one of the first vodkas we reviewed. It was posted 7 days after we launched. Back then, we had an absolute scale. Each vodka was slotted above or below another vodka. As the number of reviews we did increased, it became impossible to keep the same absolute ranking since we likely didn’t have access to some of the original vodkas. At some point, I migrated over to a 5-star system and wrote an algorithm to convert the absolute ranking to a 5-star ranking. So, X-Rated fell in the middle of the absolute ranking at whatever point that was.

      Now, though, I’m not sure I’d change the rating. It’s been awhile since I’ve had X-Rated, but it’s likely been usurped by newer vodkas. That is, your favorite vodka is only your favorite until you find something better. If they still sell it around here, I’ll try to pick up a bottle.

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  • X Rated Vodka Review By Jeffrey Warda

    5 *****

    There is some amazing vodka out there but the X is just hands above anything I have ever tried. It is distilled 7 times and after a bottle there is no hangover. Unfortunately the manufacturer has quit making it and will only be making the fusion which is a shame. If you can still find a bottle, grab it. It’s awesome!

    Jeffrey Warda

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