Absolut: "Bitter and Harsh. Yuck."
Apparently members of Clarion Alley Mural Project aren't the only ones who think Absolut Vodka SUCKS! Check out the results of the taste test conducted by the Huffington Post:
Despite vodka being the No. 1 selling spirit in America, we're somewhat convinced that the majority of its fans are eating their meals in dining halls and walking around in pajama pants. Vodka isn't exactly a darling of the mixology community, but in terms of overall popularity, the numbers speak for themselves.
Last year, a consumer study revealed the top 5 vodkas preferred by American consumers, listing Grey Goose as the favorite. The study is in direct conflict with a2005 New York Times blind tasting of 21 world-class vodkas, which ranked Smirnoff the "hands-down favorite." So of course, HuffPost Taste had to put those top-5 finishers to the test.
We polled our newsroom to find both vodka lovers and haters, gathering tasters from opposite ends of the spectrum. We discovered that the vast majority of our newsroom abhors vodka, but there were a few vodka lovers (who ... happened to be young females). So …
How did Absolut rank?
Origin: Sweden Made with: Wheat
"Rubbing alcohol. This made me shudder."
"It has a weirdly sweet aftertaste."
"Oh god. Oh god. I feel like I'm being waterboarded."
"Bitter and harsh. Yuck."
"Too gross to drink."
"This tastes like it's had something burnt soaked in it."
"Smells like nail polish."