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    why cant u get good russian vodka worldwide

    I cannot understand it i can get irish whiskey , mexican tequila , french champagne wines from all over the world but why oh why can i not get russian vodka are there trade embargos for people could be making millions here , whats the deal with smirnoff - all over the world and its shit ,,,anyone have any ideas
    its my opinion - but its flexible

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    Heeee, vodka sucks. Generally.

    As I know, Finns always travel to St.Petersburg and buy boxes of russian vodka, which is very expensive in Finland. this way they get it.
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    Stolichnaya and Moskovskaya are pretty readily available here, even in some supermarkets; Krepkaya is harder to get hold of, but possible....

    But it has become more difficult to find Russian vodka here than, let's say, ten years ago - a Russian restaurateur told me he was having trouble getting it wholesale.

    Maybe too much demand?!
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    In New Jersey I used to be able to get Moskovskaya but I don't see it anywhere. Fortunately Stolichnaya is no problem to find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fortheether
    In New Jersey I used to be able to get Moskovskaya but I don't see it anywhere. Fortunately Stolichnaya is no problem to find.

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    Is it manufactured in Russia?
    I ask because we have many foreign brands of beer manufactured here in Russia, and most of them are tasteless s%it compared to genuine imported products (but cost several times less). So it is very likely that if the production is "outsourced" in that way, the product will have little in common whit what it's supposed to be.

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    Re: why cant u get good russian vodka worldwide

    how do you get Red Army or Standard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pisces
    Quote Originally Posted by fortheether
    In New Jersey I used to be able to get Moskovskaya but I don't see it anywhere. Fortunately Stolichnaya is no problem to find.

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    Is it manufactured in Russia?
    I ask because we have many foreign brands of beer manufactured here in Russia, and most of them are tasteless s%it compared to genuine imported products (but cost several times less). So it is very likely that if the production is "outsourced" in that way, the product will have little in common whit what it's supposed to be.
    It's the same in most places.

    Foster's is well known to be Australian beer. But the Foster's one buys in the UK, is brewed in the UK and tastes quite different that that bought and brewed in Oz.
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    Foster's is brewed in Russia as well, but tastes quite nasty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pisces
    Quote Originally Posted by fortheether
    In New Jersey I used to be able to get Moskovskaya but I don't see it anywhere. Fortunately Stolichnaya is no problem to find.

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    Is it manufactured in Russia?
    I ask because we have many foreign brands of beer manufactured here in Russia, and most of them are tasteless s%it compared to genuine imported products (but cost several times less). So it is very likely that if the production is "outsourced" in that way, the product will have little in common whit what it's supposed to be.
    Yes Moskovskaya was made in Russia. It tasted very good. Can't find it any more though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TATY
    Quote Originally Posted by pisces
    Quote Originally Posted by fortheether
    In New Jersey I used to be able to get Moskovskaya but I don't see it anywhere. Fortunately Stolichnaya is no problem to find.

    Scott
    Is it manufactured in Russia?
    I ask because we have many foreign brands of beer manufactured here in Russia, and most of them are tasteless s%it compared to genuine imported products (but cost several times less). So it is very likely that if the production is "outsourced" in that way, the product will have little in common whit what it's supposed to be.
    It's the same in most places.

    Foster's is well known to be Australian beer. But the Foster's one buys in the UK, is brewed in the UK and tastes quite different that that bought and brewed in Oz.
    Foster's here in NJ is brewed in Canada. Can't say if I ever had the one brewed in Australia.

    Say - in the U.K. and Russia are there Outback Steakhouses? Any other countries have it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fortheether
    Say - in the U.K. and Russia are there Outback Steakhouses? Any other countries have it?
    Haha. Interesting question...
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    The best vodka I've ever had is "Оша". I doubt you can find it outside Russia. Moskovskaya and Stolichnaya are OK, comparable with Absolut which is a Swedish brand.
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    Say - in the U.K. and Russia are there Outback Steakhouses? Any other countries have it?
    I see only McDonalds around.

    The best vodka I've ever had is "Оша".
    It's made in my hometown, Omsk And their beer "Siberian Crown" rules.
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    Re: why cant u get good russian vodka worldwide

    Quote Originally Posted by Mordan
    how do you get Red Army or Standard?
    I had Red Army, I thought it was ok. The bottle was better.

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    i tried russkii standard in russian and thought it was awful. I don't know if the stolichnaya outside of russia is proper russian, but its the best.

    Mind you, with poland in the EU now, Chopin should be more available.
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    funny thing about fosters is that no australians drink it , all the australians i have spoken to have told me that fosters would be the last on their list of beer to drink lol its more popular outside Oz. Anyhow are there any places online that you are able to order russian vodka , if not then theres an enterprising venture and money to be made here people lol ill be anyones first and regular company sure there are rules but there must be a way around it and online would be excellant.
    its my opinion - but its flexible

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    Quote Originally Posted by mooman
    funny thing about fosters is that no australians drink it , all the australians i have spoken to have told me that fosters would be the last on their list of beer to drink lol its more popular outside Oz. Anyhow are there any places online that you are able to order russian vodka , if not then theres an enterprising venture and money to be made here people lol ill be anyones first and regular company sure there are rules but there must be a way around it and online would be excellant.
    I've never used them but in the USA they ship to some states:

    http://www.missionliquor.com/Store/Qstore/Qstore.cgi

    Check the shipping policy for states they ship to.

    Scott

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    any outside the states say worldwide prehaps south africa
    its my opinion - but its flexible

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    Quote Originally Posted by BabaYaga
    Stolichnaya and Moskovskaya are pretty readily available here, even in some supermarkets;
    Since soviet times SojuzPlodExport (or whatever its descendant is called today) has an excusive right to export Stolichnaya and Moskovskaya to US. Unfortunately, SojuzPlodExport's Stolichnaya and Moskovskaya are not the best Russian vodkas. They are not even good.

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    Vesh - it's probably a matter of taste....
    I once had a Russian swearing to me that Russkij Standart was the very, very best there was, so I tried it - and I quickly switched back to Stolichnaya.....
    Again, maybe the versions you get in Russia are different from the export ones?

    My favourite is still Krepkaya, but I am yet to meet a Russian who knows it.... although it is from the same exporters as of Stolichnaya....

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