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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-27-2007, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
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Grey Goose clone

Well I'll be damned. I have found a clone of Grey Goose vodka (my favorite).
Costco Kirkland brand vodka 1.75ml bottle. 29.99. No shit, this stuff taste exactly like it. Distilled 5 times and also made in France. The fuckin' bottle is huge! About 19in tall. Heard a lot of people on the web talking about it and figured they were all full of shit but the masses were correct for once.
Read two rumors, one was that Grey Goose actually makes it under a private label for Costco. The other rumor is that Grey Goose moved their manufacturing to get a bigger place and someone bought the old factory and uses the same equipment...etc.
Either way it is really good stuff. Grey Goose 1.75 = 49.99 at Costco and this was 29.99.
Give it a try.

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Hmmm, worth a try. thx.

I see you have the good stuff in the short bottle right next to it.

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Hmmm, worth a try. thx.

I see you have the good stuff in the short bottle right next to it.
And lots more goodies below, put these two bottles on top to show the size difference. Love Patron............Recently tried Don Julio, very good stuff too.

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Hmmm...thanks for the info. Do they have smaller bottles than the 1.75?

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Dude, just buy a half gallon of Papov and run it through a brita a few times.

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Hmmm...thanks for the info. Do they have smaller bottles than the 1.75?
No, I was hoping for the same. Am happy with the purchase though. It is almost cheap enough to use in mixing. My favorite for mixing while keeping cost in mind is Gordons, cheap and blends well. But for folks who like Martini's (not me) you need top shelf stuff, nothing to hide behind with those.

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No, I was hoping for the same. Am happy with the purchase though. It is almost cheap enough to use in mixing. My favorite for mixing while keeping cost in mind is Gordons, cheap and blends well. But for folks who like Martini's (not me) you need top shelf stuff, nothing to hide behind with those.

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Damn, I was hoping to get a smaller bottle to try out before getting the big bottle. I usually drink of a glass of vodka with a splash of cranberry, so if it's crappy tasting vodka, it really shows. Might have to pick some up for the people that do mix a lot, so they aren't drinking all my Goose/Effen.

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Cirroc FTW! Nothing beats a Vodka distilled from grapes!
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Cirroc FTW! Nothing beats a Vodka distilled from grapes!
Ciroc, Goose, and Chopin are my top 3 choices

Might have to try the Goose clone, though.

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Ciroc is awesome
but it's a bit more than 30 bucks for a half gallon
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Dude, just buy a half gallon of Papov and run it through a brita a few times.
Yup. Charcoal filters do miracles. 5 runs thru it and it'll taste better than Grey Goose
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Yup. Charcoal filters do miracles. 5 runs thru it and it'll taste better than Grey Goose
But if your running brita filters aren't you just going to spend as much in their overpriced filters as you would on the good overpriced vodka?

I suppose you could just buy some decent activated carbon for fish tank use and use that... It's just activated carbon right?
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But if your running brita filters aren't you just going to spend as much in their overpriced filters as you would on the good overpriced vodka?

I suppose you could just buy some decent activated carbon for fish tank use and use that... It's just activated carbon right?
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OK I bought some and am testing tonight. Not bad... Quite smooth. At the price, quite good.

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Cool, i'll have to try it. I used to drink grey goose and belvedere but lately been just drinking smirnoff and and liking it.

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ok sobered up, for now.

The clone is good, but maybe it is me, it tastes a little sweet. Not bad, but a little odd for Vodka. Still very smooth. It is a nice change from Smirnoff xxx that I normally swill down.

I think I'll test some more.

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