Luksusowa

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Luksusowa is a 40% ABV vodka from Poland. The quality is considered to be amazing. The average price is around $14.01 per 750mL. Rated 5 out of 5 based on 23 reviews.

The bottle states the following:

Most vodkas are made from the fermented mash of grain, whereas Luksusowa vodka, meaning luxurious and pronounced LOOK-SOO-SO-VAH, is distilled from potatoes. The result is a perfectly smooth vodka. Since its creation in 1928 in Poland, Luksusowa has maintained the highest production standards (its name literally meaning the highest quality spirit). 28 international gold medals crown its quality. Its perfect balance and smoothness makes Luksusowa ideal for cocktails, such as a Classic Martini. Luksusowa – the authentic luxury Polish vodka.

Luksusowa Vodka Review

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Luksusowa is really making waves around VodkaBuzz. We like potato vodkas and are really encouraged by reader reviews to take a look.

The Shot

Luksusowa is a smooth vodka. It has a stout flavor to it that seems typical of potato vodkas. There’s no burn and no offensive aftertaste. This is a great vodka to drink straight.

The Mixed Drink

I mixed Luksusowa with orange juice. The vodka is almost flavorless in the screwdriver. It’s easy to drink and tastes great. You can’t go wrong with this vodka.

Luksusowa is a great vodka all around. If you like potato vodkas, you really need to try Luksusowa.

Rated 5 out of 5.

Robert Brodrecht

  • Luksusowa Vodka Review By Justin Jones

    5 *****

    Without a doubt the best vodka I’ve ever tasted. I love the fact that this vodka is underrated. It means I can buy boatloads at only 12 dollars a 750mL. Don’t sleep on this vodka. Smooth it’s got it. Tasty it’s got it. I’m sure the name is the only thing scaring common folk away. If you don’t like this vodka after trying it I will personally give you the money back.

    Justin Jones

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    • Luksusowa Vodka Review By taffyg2003

      For our benefit, I hope that this vodka remains underrated and under the radar. Cheers!

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  • Luksusowa Vodka Review By taffyg2003

    5 *****

    Again, since there is no open thread in which to post comments about unrated vodkas, and since I have posted about “other” vodkas in the Zyr thread previously, I am going to post my review about Luksusowa here as well.

    WOW! I have read a few encouraging comments about this potato vodka, but I wasn’t expecting it to be good enough to make it toward the top of my rating list. From the initial sweet aroma to the smooth and tasty finish after the swallow, Luksusowa is supreme. The flavor is quite sweet, which is especially pleasant in a martini. The nose is also sweet without the alcoholic burn. The martini cocktail that it made was very smooth and followed with nearly no burn at all. The aftertaste was mild and sweet, too. Compared to the bottle of Sobieski that I have been nursing, it is smoother, sweeter, and has noticeably less burn on the swallow. Even the after taste is more pleasant. In fact, I would go so far as to say that it may have made the best martini that I’ve made at home. Bear in mind that the martinis that I make still often do not match the quality of those made by many bartenders since I am still honing my vodka mixology skills, but this one challenged the best that I’ve had anywhere! At only $22.99 for a 1.75 liter bottle ( $9.85 per fifth), this is a terrific vodka at a great price. I can get Zyr, the excellent vodka that is the subject of this thread for about twice that price, but I am not sure that it is actually as great as Luksusowa! If you see this vodka on the liquor store shelf, buy it!

    taffyg2003

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  • Luksusowa Vodka Review By Miles

    4 *****

    A lot of people like Russian Standard as their go to lower shelf brand. I have tried Luksusowa side by side with Russian Standard and I must attest to the fact that Russian has more of a “bite”. It stings the tongue in comparison. Luksusowa is definitely an excellent Vodka for the price.

    Miles

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  • Luksusowa Vodka Review By GI Joe

    5 *****

    I fell in love with Luksusowa in Poland in the mid-90s. Dangerous stuff! Goes down like clear, mountain water!

    GI Joe

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  • Luksusowa Vodka Review By Dmitriy

    4 *****

    My first experience with Luksusowa goes back a few years to an early 2000’s when I brought a few bottles of this stuff into Michigan from Ontario Duty Free shops at Port Huron. As a Russian vodka connoisseur I must attest to the smoothness and refine taste of Luksusowa potato vodka. It is the finest potato distilled vodka I’ve tried to date, and I’ve tried a few, including some of the Scandinavian ones. It is in, my humble opinion, a some of the best potato distilled vodka ever created, bar none – take it straight from a Russian guy.

    The only reason why I gave it 4 stars is that Luksusowa changed its branding and its logo, not the inner core though. Enjoy it chilled and out of the freezer!

    Dmitriy

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  • Luksusowa Vodka Review By Eric

    5 *****

    None better, at any price. Almost “creamy”, no bite, no burn, no aftertaste! Used to be priced same as local mass produced jet fuel but must be gaining popularity, as I have noticed the price creep up over the last year or so.

    Eric

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    • Luksusowa Vodka Review By taffyg2003

      I agree with your “creamy” description of the flavor. I think that comes from its potato origins.

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  • Luksusowa Vodka Review By Jeffereno

    5 *****

    I was elated to find local store carrying Luksusowa several years ago. I am a retired chef and an adamant fan of this potato vodka because of its charisma and creaminess. Gads, we (wife and I) do love this vodka, which is always present for us when enjoying caviar, cured salmon, or any smoked fish! Maybe i shouldn’t say it, but I laugh silently to myself at the pretense of higher priced vodkas that haven’t nearly appeal of this Polish gem. Without mentioning other brands (forgive me), we love to shake martinis with Luksusowa vodka, a high priced gin, and the finest imported vermouth we can get our hands on, adding a couple home stuffed, plump olives, a favourite green and a Kalamata and just 2-4 drops of olive brine (no more). My favorite stuffers are, of course, anchovy or Roquefort cheese, as they are easy to find and flavourful. At first sip, you know why you came to the bloody party even if you’re alone. Granted, martini recipes are subjective, but my fave formula goes like this: Somewhere from one half to one part vermouth (if you’re buying the finest, you’ll see why); one and a half parts Luksusowa; and 2 parts Gin. Shake with 5 cubes of ice made with a “clean” water.

    Jeffereno

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    • Luksusowa Vodka Review By taffyg2003

      I usually have martinis extra dry up with olives. I prefer high quality vodka to gin by a wide margin, but occasionally try gin instead to keep things interesting. I have tried Bombay Sapphire and Beefeater Gin, but stumbled onto Bombay Original Gin recently, which I prefer due to its more subtle juniper flavor, based on my limited experience. I might give your recipe a try, though, since it likely tones down the juniper flavor even further.

      Also. I usually make my martinis extra dry, using just about a 1/3 capful of Martini and Rossi Extra Dry Vermouth. At restaurants and bars, I often just forgo the vermouth all together, since most bartenders simply use too much for my taste. Out of curiosity, which vermouth do you recommend?

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      • Luksusowa Vodka Review By Chris Weaver

        I like Noilly Prat from France. I don’t prefer Dos Equis but I do prefer Seagram’s extra dry gin. I tried many, many gins and would gladly pay more if I thought they were better….but Seagram’s is my favorite. Just tried Luksusova potato vodka and love it, so now I will alternate Luksusova with Tito’s vodka. But have a sweet start and a fruity finish.

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  • Luksusowa Vodka Review By peachykeen

    5 *****

    Excellent vodka, especially for the price. As another review noted, it’s about $23 for a 1.75 liter bottle.

    The vodka itself is relatively smooth, slightly warm, with no aftertaste. It doesn’t have a lot of flavour, and lacks most of the rubbing alcohol taste you’ll find in a Rokk or similar.

    I’ve yet to try many mixers with it, but it works well with lemonades and the usual, and is excellent for shooting. I actually sat down with some on the rocks, and quite enjoyed the experience.

    Definitely a vodka to get, much better flavour and only slightly higher price than the common names.

    peachykeen

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  • Luksusowa Vodka Review By Dave

    5 *****

    I’m of meager means. I’ve never had anything above mid-shelf. However, compared to other vodkas I’ve tasted, it’s a very pleasant affair. It’s pretty smooth, and lacks the medicinal tone of others. I mean, it’s there, but my mind isn’t thinking “Dupont!” It even has some of those pleasant notes vodka aficionados ramble about after taking their orange sunshine; it’s a bit grassy tasting, by my tongue, and rather “light” if you will. Pretty pleasant and wholly reasonable to drink straight and poorly chilled. It’s never, ever given me a hangover either, which is commendable as I’m much more sensitive than most. The packaging exudes class, the name is pretty awesome, and the taste certainly pleased friends of mine who have consumed spendier, better-recognized vodkas.
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    One thing that may be a huge, huge con to some: I couldn’t get it to mix. Tore through Ribena. Tore through 100% cranberry juice. Tore through 100% cranberry + sugar. Tore through premium organic orange juice. It was a bitter affair and left me tasting the vodka’s notes as well as the mixer of choice. Then again, I think this is good enough, price be damned, that most won’t feel compelled to dilute with their choice of sugar water.

    5 stars for its local price: 22$-25$ for 1.75l

    Dave

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  • Luksusowa Vodka Review By futurestar

    4 *****

    we can’t Zyr here in Texas but Russian Standard is plentiful and a great buy for a real Russian grain vodka of quality for $20 and under. going through an undetermined lengthy layoff made me search out the best available from $10.00 – $15.00 and so far this is a winner uncontested. I’ve read, reread, and researched and I believe I have found the best between my price criteria and perhaps better than most $20 – $25 premiums. I mix it with fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, and/or the 100% Ocean Spray ruby red grapefruit juice which is actually a combination of 4 juices and a tad of carrot juice to sweeten any edge off any bitterness, then a splash of Sobe fuji apple pear life-water too enhance the whole and voila’ – one happy drink for one happy consumer. hats off because it comes down to what is in the head, heart, and trousers – a combination of substance, sustenance, and succulence.

    futurestar

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  • Luksusowa Vodka Review By taffyg2003

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    Thanks, Robert, for adding this nice vodka to your list for discussion and review. Too bad that you haven’t gotten the opportunity to try it yet because I think that you will find it to be a nice bang for the buck. Since my review last year, I have had a couple of bottles of Luksusowa that have alternated with Sobieski as my “freezer vodka” for home made martinis. It has the smooth and creamy attributes of a fine potato vodka combined with a subtle Russian style sweetness and cooling bite on the finish. Great stuff!

    taffyg2003

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    • Luksusowa Vodka Review By Robert Brodrecht

      Actually, I have tried it. We just drank all of it before I sat down to review it ;) It’s very good!

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      • Luksusowa Vodka Review By taffyg2003

        Robert, it sounds like you had a little too much fun or too many people sharing the Luksusowa. I am glad that you liked it, and I would be curious to see your official review some day. :)

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  • Luksusowa Vodka Review By Yaya

    5 *****

    I don’t like vodka, I like good scotch and good bourbon, and real, excellent gin. This stuff is the goods. No other vodka comes close. Now I like vodka. Enough said?

    Yaya

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    • Luksusowa Vodka Review By taffyg2003

      I think that is quite a strong endorsement for Luksusowa! Enjoy! Cheers!

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  • Luksusowa Vodka Review By Jeramirah

    5 *****

    As I said in another comment, Luksusowa isn’t as good as it used to be.

    But it’s still excellent as a Martini or on the rocks, where the new harshness that comes with the new label dissipates and the flavors are more apparent.

    For sipping or mixing, I now recommend Monopolowa. I was loyal to Luksusowa for many years because Poland is the origin of vodka, but I’ve had to switch to Monopolowa, an Austrian potato vodka, for anything but Martinis or rocks, where it tastes too much like water due to the lesser flavor.

    Jeramirah

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    • Luksusowa Vodka Review By Taffyg2003

      Since there is a sense that the vodka in the bottle with the new label is not as superb as that in the old label, I plan to buy an older bottle to compare. Hopefully I can still find an old label bottle.

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      • Luksusowa Vodka Review By taffyg2003

        I got my hands on the last bottle at the local liquor store of Luksusowa with the old label. I expect to perform a side-by-side taste test of vodka from the new and old labels as soon as I have the chance, and will report my impression.

        BTW, I had a new label Luksusowa martini tonight at home, and it was great. The first sip or two were slightly less refined than I would have expected, but it was smooth sailing form there.

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        • Luksusowa Vodka Review By taffyg2003

          Well, I finally had the anticipated taste comparison between the old and the new labels of Luksusowa a couple of nights ago. There were two clear differences in them:

          1) The old version is noticeably smoother (almost Crystal Head-like), but the new one is certainly smooth enough (smoother than most other vodkas, still).

          2) The new version has a little more flavor. The flavor is the same, but just a bit more pronounced in the new one, which I feel is an improvement.

          So, the bottom line is that the vodka in the new bottle is actually a little different from that in the old bottle, with both improvements and degradations to the final product. If I had it my way, I would not have changed the vodka, but I still rate the new one 5 stars.

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          • Luksusowa Vodka Review By taffyg2003

            As proof of my love for Luksusowa as my affordable “freezer” vodka (actually, I prefer to keep my vodkas on a room temperature shelf to bring out the flavors), I purchased another 1.75L bottle today to replace my nearly empty fifth of Russian Standard Original to make martinis at home. If there is nothing new that is highly recommended on the liquor store shelf to try, I gravitate toward Luksusowa every time lately. Sobieski used to be my “freezer” vodka, but Luksusowa is even better (even with the slightly modified recipe in the new bottle) at only a slightly higher price.

  • Luksusowa Vodka Review By taffyg2003

    5 *****

    @Robert, I am happy to see that you finally got your hands on Luksusowa for a review. Though your review was rather brief, it got directly to the point that this is a very fine vodka, and a great representation of potato vodka. Enjoy the rest of the bottle, if you haven’t already finished it. Cheers!

    taffyg2003

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  • Luksusowa Vodka Review By taffyg2003

    5 *****

    I have had this as my house vodka for martinis up with olives for the last couple of years. Every time I have it, it convinces me that I am making the right decision. It is smooth and has so much sweet flavor that it almost seems as if there is an additive to enhance the taste. But, as far as I know, this is just a great inexpensive straight vodka. Cheers!

    taffyg2003

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  • Luksusowa Vodka Review By Webescot

    5 *****

    My first go at this , having rinsed my Scotch tumbler with spring water and throw in 4 spring water ice cubes, I poured 2 oz of Luksusowa. I let it breathe for 2 minutes and took a serious drink. OMG What have i been missing? By the time I had finished I thought that was as enjoyable as my 18 year old
    Glenlivet at 1/4 the price. I purchased it to try and perfect my
    Vespa martini, 2 parts Gordon, 1 part Luksusowa, 1/2 part
    Cocchi Americano. I salute you Luksusowa for adding a little more joy to my life

    Webescot

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  • Luksusowa Vodka Review By Ripp Asher

    5 *****

    I bought this vodka on sale to take to a party. After tasting it, I kept it for myself and bought a few more bottles for friends. I was drinking another brand which name begins with an A, but not any longer. It is a potato vodka, so there is another benefit. to it. Smooth, and does not leave you feeling ill in the morning. My favorite way to drink it is in a spicy Bloody Mary. Try it, you will enjoy your time with it.

    Ripp Asher

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  • Luksusowa Vodka Review By Kevan

    5 *****

    I love this vodka — so delightfully smooth. I use it in White Russians, but I also like it with lemon and club soda. It makes an excellent martini with a certain thickness of mouth feel. After shaking the martini with this vodka, you _always_ get the classic floating ice crystals when you pour. Do yourself a favor and grab a bottle!

    Kevan

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  • Luksusowa Vodka Review By Michael

    5 *****

    vodka….. oh it suppose to be odorless and tasteless.. so wrong…. every vodka has a taste to it and this has a special taste to me. Excellent mixer and double vision vodka that is gluten free.. GOT TO LOVE THOSE POTATOES! you cannot beat this vodka for price and taste period.. so soothing in a screwdriver or a bloodymary. a very good go to at bottom prices.

    Michael

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  • Luksusowa Vodka Review By Matt

    5 *****

    Saw this at my local liquor store for $9.99 a fifth. I’m certainly not a “conisouer”…i keep a bottle of vodka in my freezer and like a shot or two at night. It’s my first experience with “potato” vodka and I have to say-Really good stuff, smooth and enjoyable. As a matter of fact, the best Vodka I’ve tasted at this price point. I’m in!

    Matt

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  • Luksusowa Vodka Review By taffyg2003

    No Rating

    Although I have had the great fortune to experience the likes of Crystal Head, Jean Marc XO, and some other truly awesome vodkas, I find myself yearning more and more for Luksusowa for my martinis. It really makes a great cocktail. It tastes great, exhibits higher end refinement, tastes great, has a great flavor, tastes great, and is wonderful in a martini. Also, it really tastes great! Although the previous recipe was a little smoother, the terrific flavor of Luksusowa is more pronounced in the new version, and it just tastes great!

    taffyg2003

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  • Luksusowa Vodka Review By patti irwin

    5 *****

    love, love, love..this is by far the best vodka I have ever drank…I am a martinit drinker and this vodka is so smooth!

    patti irwin

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  • Luksusowa Vodka Review By Sieghild

    No Rating

    Bought a bottle of this, cant wait to open it up on Xmas vacation with my GF o(>_<)Y

    Sieghild

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  • Luksusowa Vodka Review By Libertarian Bob

    5 *****

    There is one word that best describes this vodka; “creamy.” Try it you’ll love it. Much better than many other vodkas that are priced 3x. as much. Highly recommended.

    Libertarian Bob

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    • Luksusowa Vodka Review By taffyg2003

      “Creamy” is a good way to describe this great vodka. I think that its potato roots impart the creaminess that you are noticing. Enjoy!

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  • Luksusowa Vodka Review By Bradford Metal

    No Rating

    Nice and smooth, but gave me a slight hangover.

    Bradford Metal

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  • Luksusowa Vodka Review By Chris A

    5 *****

    Excellent, I’m glad you finally found this vodka. Love the feel of it, the oily–creamy works too, I guess–texture when I’m shooting it is magnificent if I do say so myself. Although like an earlier comment said, I did have some trouble mixing it, but I was perfectly fine shooting it.

    I do think it was a shame they changed the bottle shape, even if the newer compact version is actually easier to arrange in my freezer.

    Chris A

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    • Luksusowa Vodka Review By taffyg2003

      While I do not think that the new bottle design and graphics are unattractive, the previous packaging was a little nicer and more distinctive, in my opinion.

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      • Luksusowa Vodka Review By Jeramirah

        In my opinion, the quality of Luksusowa declined along with the label change.

        My friend picked up a bottle with the old label and it is much smoother without the bite, like I remember Luksusowa.

        On the other hand, the red label has a bit of a bite too it. It’s still wonderful, but sadly I’ve had to choose Monopolowa, an Austrian potato vodka, for sipping, due to its lesser bite. Note that Monopolowa, however, is terrible for rocks or Martinis because it has much less flavor than Luksusowa.

        I was remaining loyal to Luksusowa because Poland is the original home of potato vodka, but sadly they have fallen a bit since gaining popularity.

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        • Luksusowa Vodka Review By taffyg2003

          Really?!? If the quality has declined with the introduction of the new label, I will be very disappointed. I have had a few bottles so far, but all with the previous label. I will try another bottle with the new label sometime soon and provide my opinion of the quality of the current product. I am keeping my fingers crossed that the vodka inside the new bottle is the same as in the older bottles, and that your experience was simply a fluke.

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          • Luksusowa Vodka Review By taffyg2003

            I finally purchased a bottle of Luksusowa in the new label, and I have to say that my initial impression was that the vodka seemed more harsh than I had remembered. HOWEVER, after the first few sips of the martini, the cocktail seemed as great as ever. Additionally, when I had some friends over a few days later, we tasted the vodka warm and straight, and it was as wonderfully smooth and flavorful as ever.

            I have had this experience with Crystal Head, too, and I have been wondering if there is a corking issue that seems to lead to a rougher than expected first sip or two of these terrific vodkas. Any thoughts?

          • Luksusowa Vodka Review By Ripp Asher

            I did not notice much of a difference in old vs new. I sell a fair amount of Luksusowa in my lounge, and have never heard a customer bring up old vs new.

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