Don Cossack

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Don Cossack is a 40% ABV vodka from the United States. The vodka is produced by M.S. Walker, Inc. The quality is considered to be bad. The average price is around $3.77 per 750mL. Rated 1 out of 5 based on 1 review.

Don Cossack Vodka Review

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Once upon a time, I picked a bottom shelf vodka that I hadn’t heard of: Don Cossack 100. This 100 proof vodka was a surprised at the quality for the dollar. I chalked it up to the higher proof, which usually improves the vodka. So, I decided to try the regular 80 proof Don Cossack.

The Shot

Don Cossack is neutral in flavor, but burns a good bit on the way down. In the mouth, I noticed a slight moisture removal that is common in lower shelf vodkas, and is very disconcerting. A chaser is a must.

The Mixed Drink

I mixed Don Cossack at 2 parts orange juice to 1 part vodka. The drink wasn’t too bad. There are notable bitter undertones, but it’s easy to ignore. Don Cossack is surprisingly good mixing vodka for a bottom shelf, but it’s not impressive on merit alone.


I talked Erin in to trying Don Cossack. She made bad faces after the shot. She complained that it had an unbearable burn from start to end and it sucks all the moisture out of your mouth, leaving a bitter aftertaste. While she thought the shot was “terrible,” she thought the same orange juice mix I had was “not terrible.” She noted, though, that she could taste the orange juice and vodka separately despite the cocktail being well mixed.

After having the 80 proof Don Cossack, I’m certain the extra 10% alcohol by volume makes all the difference. Don Cossack is still pretty high on my list of bottom shelf vodkas, but it is easily outranked by Don Cossack 100.

Rated 1 out of 5.

Robert Brodrecht

  • Don Cossack Vodka Review By Jason

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    I don’t know if this is about the same Cossack vodka, but here is a very funny story involving Cossack vodka that had me rolling on the floor.



    • Don Cossack Vodka Review By Robert

      @Jason that’s a different vodka, but a night with Don Cossack could easily go the same way.


  • Don Cossack Vodka Review By richard may

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    I recent weeks I have purchased cossack vodka. 2 each in Angeles, 1 each in Tarlac City and 2 each in La paz, All 5 of these bottles shows very poor quality control. The flavor was very bad.Was not mixable without this flavor being over bearing. As of now, I can no longer purchase this product, even though I have been buying it for more than 5 years.

    richard may


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