Don Cossack 100

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Don Cossack 100 is a 50% ABV vodka from the United States. The vodka is produced by M.S. Walker, Inc. The quality is considered to be bad. Rated 1 out of 5 based on 2 reviews.

The bottle states the following:

Don Cossack 100 Vodka, 50% Alcohol by volume, made from 100% Grain Neutral Spirits

Don Cossack 100 Vodka Review

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I picked up Don Cossack to help continue filling out the bottom shelf vodka reviews. I’d never noticed it before, much less heard about it, until I picked it up. While that isn’t promising, it isn’t damning.

The Shot

I accidentally let the shot warm a little more than I planned. I was expecting the worst, but I was surprised. The shot had a slightly bitter flavor, but very manageable. I tried to let the flavors permeate a little, but nothing else came through. The impressive thing is that it only barely dried my mouth. The swallow burned a little, but it dissipated quickly. I didn’t need a chaser, though it was a little bitter in the aftertaste. It’s a great shooting vodka for the dollar, but not exceptional on its own.

The Mixed Drink

I mixed Don Cossack with Passion Fruit juice. I had pretty high hopes considering the shot was as good as it was. Unfortunately, Don Cossack wasn’t as good of a mixer. The bitters mixed with the sweets come off face-squishingly tart. While it isn’t the best, it’s still the best mixer of the bottom shelf vodkas.


I was very surprised with Don Cossack. It’s definitely the best “bottom shelf” vodka I’ve had, and, frankly, is better than Smirnoff. Now, this is the first time I’ve had Don Cossack, and I’ve had plenty of Smirnoff in my day. If I ever change my mind, I’ll post it here first, but Don Cossack is officially on my good list. Upon further inspection, I believe it’s a better tasting vodka because it’s 50% alcohol by volume instead of the usual 40%. That does make a difference.

Rated 1 out of 5.

Robert Brodrecht

  • Don Cossack 100 Vodka Review By crusty old feller

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    i have a very old bottle of Don Cossack in my bar….80 proof…mixed it with 6 oz diet Fresca and a shot glass ful…lots of ice….very refreshing after working hard…..did it the next day…same result

    crusty old feller


  • Don Cossack 100 Vodka Review By DCW

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    I have an old, unopened bottle of Don Cossack Vodka with its original seal still in place. My father was in law inforcement, and this was confiscated during an arrest in the mid to late 1960’s or very early 70’s. wondering if it has and value at all considering it is considered bottom shelf …. any opinions ???



  • Don Cossack 100 Vodka Review By Stephanie

    No Rating

    I love Don Cossack 100 Vodka. It’s my second favorite next to Smirnoff Blue label. It is smooth and goes Perfectly with sunkist(as a chaser), Pineapple daquiris, cranberry juice, and especially good with the new sierra mist cranberry splash. I love it and it is a good price here in my lil town is only $9.99 for a 5th.



  • Don Cossack 100 Vodka Review By ogenshouse

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    Interesting. I’ve never heard of this vodka before, I wonder if I can find a place to buy it to test it.



    • Don Cossack 100 Vodka Review By Robert

      Don’t get too excited. It’s still decidedly bottom shelf. It just happens to be the best bottom shelf vodka I’ve found.

      It’s readily available here in Alabama. I’m not sure outside of this state, though.


      • Don Cossack 100 Vodka Review By Ogen

        Decent bottom shelf stuff is an oddity that I’m willing to try. And if it is anywhere near good, or at least better than all other bottom shelf stuff, I can recommend it to my boss to stock it in the store I work at.


        • Don Cossack 100 Vodka Review By Robert

          Fair enough! Let us know what you think.


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