Hangar 1 Official Review

Hangar 1 Vodka is one of those vodkas I’ve seen quite a few times, but never bothered to try. Today, I’ll see what it’s all about.

The Shot

Hangar 1 Vodka is essentially flavorless in the mouth. To boot, it’s totally smooth on the way down. There is an odd aftertaste that I can’t put my finger on except to say it’s probably the flavor Trump Vodka was going for but failed. It’s not unpleasant, but it is a surprise the first time around. This vodka is great straight and doesn’t need a chaser.

After spending a week with Hangar 1 Vodka, I’ve changed my mind. Hangar 1 has a bad flavor in the mouth. When I first tried it, the vodka seemed flavorless, but the more I had throughout the week, the worse it got. It still doesn’t require a chaser, but it really helps to get rid of the very odd and stomach-churning flavor. Hangar 1 “straight” is purportedly amazing in a martini. I don’t drink martinis, but drinking this straight isn’t terribly impressive. I’ve had worse, though. So, the rating has dropped from 5 to 3.

The Mixed Drink

I mixed Hangar 1 Vodka orange juice at one part vodka to two parts OJ. Hangar 1 seemed to pull the sweetness of the juice, and replaced it with the odd flavor I discussed above. It’s certainly not the best screwdriver I’ve had, but it’s palatable.


Hangar 1 Vodka is a great shooting vodka. The neutral flavor in the mouth combined with the smooth saunter down to the stomach ranks this vodka up. The lackluster screwdriver, though, should be a warning for cocktail drinkers. If you’re into straight vodka, try Hangar 1. If you’re into cocktails, you could find something better, though it wouldn’t be hard to find something worse.

Robert Brodrecht

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