Overall Rating: 8
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good for Don Draper

[40%, sampled in the US]

I stayed in and had some of that good Столичная – Stolichnaya vodka today. This is a Russian brand that seems to be mainly targeted at foreign markets. The guys in Mad Men have this all the time, so I was pretty excited to try it out myself. Something that’s good for Don Draper can’t be bad for me, right?


This is one of the biggest vodka brands on the planet. The name Stolichnaya means “from the capital”, but of course the Mad Men dudes never say Stolichnaya. They’re too cool for that. They call it Stoli.

So that’s what I decided to do as well – Chris, the cool guy, connoisseur of the Stoli. And I must say, it didn’t disappoint.

Stolichnaya is classy

In one word, Stolichnaya vodka tastes like quality. It’s smooth and refined. It does a great job at leaving that nice warm feeling in the stomach, and there is an aroma that hints at caramel in the aftertaste.

I liked the old school bottle design, and the price was surprisingly affordable (14€/700ml)

This is some good vodka. I suggest drinking it at room temperature, with a bit of bread or some pickles. Or do it like Don Draper’s boss: mix it with milk. Because milk is good for your health.

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