Review: Zodiac Vodka

As gimmicks go, astrology is pretty far up there. Or should I say “out there.” And thus one looks to Zodiac Vodka with a certain skepticism: Available in 12 different, star-signed bottles, Zodiac attempts to merge the astrologic with the alcoholic. How does it fare?

This potato vodka (straight outta Idaho, U.S.A.) is 80 proof and pretty traditional in flavor. It’s got a huge bite, both in the nose and in that first, fire-breathing sip. As it mellows, you can pick out lemon, cinnamon, and lots of pepper. Maybe it’s all that Snake River water that gives Zodiac such a big bite, but despite a reported “four-column, 91-stage distillation process,” Zodiac proves that you just can’t take the fire out of some spirits. If you like old school vodka — the kind that makes you do a double take after you take a shot — Zodiac is your baby, whatever sign you are.

B / $28 / zodiacspirits.com


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4 Responses

  1. Carlo Barone December 17, 2008 / 8:16 am

    Hey there! I just wanted to say THANKS for your review! While I don’t know about the bite (The one word we hear is SMOOOOOTH) if that’s what you got, then that’s what you got!! Let me know if there is ever anything I can do for you!

    Carlo Barone
    President-Zodiac Vodka

  2. jerseycityfrank2004@yahoo.com July 9, 2009 / 5:49 pm

    This is the BEST vodka I have ever had. Zodiac is the ONLY vodka that I can drink “on the rocks” without a mixer. Zodiac is so, so smooth. I tasted it at a restaurant show in ny, but I live in nj in zip code 07753, neptune and I can’t find it anywhere out here. Does anyone know where I can find it??? jerseycityfrank2004@yahoo.com

  3. Greg July 24, 2009 / 9:51 am

    Interesting. I see this at my local liquor store in CT for a relatively low price and wonder if it’s worth going for. I’m not into the “bite” so your review makes me wary. I’ll have to do a little more research. Thanks.

  4. Bill G July 25, 2009 / 9:09 pm

    One word, smooooooth!!!!!! You must have another vodka mixed up with Zodiac. There is nothing close to having any bite at all. Happy drinking!

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