Review: Trump Vodka

A certain high-profile executive would happily offer that Trump Vodka is the best vodka ever made. 200 times better than Grey Goose. At least. It’s right there on the bottle: “Trump: The World’s Finest Super Premium Vodka.” Apparently there was no additional room for “Duper” on the label.

Such hyperbole has become synonymous with the Donald Trump empire, one which now produces all manner of (sometimes cut-rate) stuff from suits to steaks.

Much to my chagrin I have to report that when it comes to spirits, whoever’s doing the dirty work for Trump knows his business. (It’s actually a long-running Dutch outfit called Wanders Distillery.) Distilled (five times) from wheat and bottled at 80 proof, it’s a traditional spirit that is countered by its gaudy packaging: Enormous gold Ts appear on the front and back of the thing. If ever a bottle was designed for Atlantic City, this is it.

Trump is not exactly the most complicated of spirits. It’s a very clean and almost weak vodka, with a hint of sweetness and a light medicinal tone that sets up a classic vodka profile. Not harsh by any stretch, I actually had trouble believing this was really 40 percent alcohol. Probably best as a mixer, Trump is easy to drink straight, though it’s hardly something to kick back and savor as you watch the sun set or the fireplace roar.

I’d give it a higher rating were it not for the silly high price. But then it wouldn’t be Trump, would it?

B+ / $33 /

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9 Responses

  1. Spoilsport July 10, 2009 / 12:15 pm

    How would he know about spirits? The Donald is a certified tee-totaler.

  2. AdamG July 27, 2009 / 9:37 am

    In Massachusetts, I recently picked up a bottle on closeout for $11. At this price, the TV is definitely a good buy. I intend to stock up before they’re all gone. Wonder if this means the end for this garish (although not entirely unpalatable) spirit.

  3. Anonymous November 30, 2010 / 6:07 pm

    im pissed. trump vodka has been discontinued in Tennessee

  4. D-Hall November 30, 2010 / 6:08 pm

    can u hook a brother up

  5. Anonymous June 24, 2011 / 3:36 pm

    my vodkaaaa ..

  6. John March 16, 2016 / 8:53 pm

    I have an original unopened bottle
    2006 of Trump Vodka $400

  7. John March 17, 2016 / 7:27 am

    Remember as a business man there is a fool born every minute! I already am fielding offers at $300 so there will be another that will meet my price, thanks for the insight! When I do sell this bottle at $400 remember this, I bought 5 cases of it when it was first introduced as I had the funds to do so, won’t tell you what the local grocery store was selling it for in 06, but I will you tell you it would not fit in the back of my sl550! So I went home and got my wife’s Range Rover, have a lovely day, the weather is just beautiful here in California.

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