Vodka - Grain

Skyy Vodka

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Awards

San Francisco WSC

  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2014

Wine Enthusiast

  • 2004
  • 2011
  • 2014

Proof66 Notes

Skyy vodka is the flagship brand of one of the largest vodka producers in the world and by far the biggest in the United States. The blue bottle can be seen everywhere and is often billed as a "premium vodka" at the bars." Actual production of the vodka is in various locations, according to filings with the federal Tax and Trade Bureau, but principally from Frank-Lin Distillers of California and Brown Forman of Kentucky. We have simply noted Skyy Spirits here to avoid confusion.

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This bottle has 23 ratings and 23 reviews.
Tango Tango (256)
Rating: 1.0 (2017-04-20)[Updated Review]
Skyy vodka is bad straight or mixed. The nose is is rubbing alcohol. The entry is harsh with Palate of bitter citrus peel and a dry vanilla finish. The bitterness is pronounced. One of the worst vodka martinis I have ever had was made with Skyy vodka. Also the Bloody Mary is undrinkable with overwhelming bitterness.Avoid Skyy vodka as there are many vodkas that are better in its price range.
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davedvdy davedvdy (15)
Rating: 3.6 (2017-04-09)[Updated Review]
Skyy is a solid mixing vodka. There are better options for shooting straight or drinking on the rocks in smoothness. Skyy is an option I'll choose for mixing, since it doesn't leave me with the hangover symptoms and it's consistent bottle to bottle. It tested in first place on having the lowest amount of impurities in lab results.
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kidshelleen51 kidshelleen51 (22)
Rating: 2.8 (2016-10-30)
Just a middle of the road mixer. Nuff said.
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SirDeath SirDeath (36)
Rating: 3.3 (2016-10-13)
A few ticks up from Smirnoff 21, but not much. An acceptable cocktail vodka, but not really a sipping vodka until about the 3rd round or the 2nd round if frozen. Again like Smirnoff there are better options for the price. I've had this most often as a house brand in airline lounges. Acceptable but not remarkable.
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Irishman Irishman (418)
Rating: 1.0 (2016-07-15)
I can't believe I haven't left a review for this bottle that I frequently refer to as "heartburn in a bottle". This is a very harsh tasting vodka that has a heavy char flavor profile with a hornet's sting of a bite on the front, middle, and finish. I've noticed that my friends who are smokers tend to gravitate towards this vodka. For the rest of us... unless you dilute it to a 12:1 ratio or more, this vodka will ruin your cocktail, your evening, and your morning the day after. For the price point, try plain old Stoli or Sobieski or better yet... Real Russian Vodka.
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Review Comments
kidshelleen51 (2016-10-30):
Hard to believe an Irishman finds this harsh. Disappointing perhaps but harsh is a Guiness in Glasgow.

Tango (2017-04-20):
I have to agree Irishman, This is a terrible vodka with many vodkas in its price point better.

blais213 blais213 (9)
Rating: 3.0 (2016-01-21)
Definitely not a sipping vodka! Still its good enough for cocktail.
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mct mct (8)
Rating: 2.0 (2015-08-17)
college party vodka which teenagers pretend to like
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emuts199 emuts199 (1)
Rating: 4.0 (2015-03-06)
I've been a Skyy Vodka drinker for years. I've finally had it with the new 1.75L bottle. It's to tall and doesn't fit where I keep my liquor bottles. The other major issue is you cannot get the top off with out a major struggle. I'm done buying it until there's a change.
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lisanak lisanak (1)
Rating: 3.0 (2015-01-20)
I love Skyy vodka, however, I hate the semi-new bottle (1.75L), there is no neck to hold on to when you pour, that is if you can get it open. Even a regular size bottle is so hard to open i have to have my husband or another male open it. I hate the bottle,. just saying. It hasnt stopped me from drinking Skyy...Yet.
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wbrinst wbrinst (11)
Rating: 3.0 (2015-01-16)
It has a very pretty bottle
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Hotspur17 Hotspur17 (34)
Rating: 3.0 (2014-04-25)
equal to absolut, good mixer
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derkerderr derkerderr (73)
Rating: 4.0 (2014-01-27)
Skyy is perfectly fine to me. It doesn't overpower my cocktails and it is readily available and very affordable.
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andr01d_3000 andr01d_3000 (14)
Rating: 2.0 (2013-12-31)
With so many good inexpensive vodkas on the market, why would you EVER buy this? Skyy has that strong hairspray taste that I try to avoid like the plague.
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TimeToGoHome TimeToGoHome (29)
Rating: 3.0 (2013-10-24)
Average. Alcohol smell. Some burn on tongue and roof of mouth going down neat. Better mixed.
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flintquatch flintquatch (215)
Rating: 3.0 (2013-08-27)
Good, midshelf level vodka. Not amazing, not overly rubbing alcoholic either. Great mixer or base
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costellow costellow (1)
Rating: 3.0 (2013-02-07)
It was good. I didnt love the way it tasted and at least what I had had a bit of an unpleasant aftertaste. I think it is well marketed but not the best for your money.
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monkeyxx monkeyxx (49)
Rating: 4.0 (2013-02-05)
Best cheap vodka I've had so far. Pinnacle was kind of dull grain tasting, like plain white bread. Svedka was harsh and odd. Skyy is a nice balance of rich and sharp. A fairly plain taste profile, but well balanced. I even liked it neat. It's worth the extra few bucks over the bottom shelf stuff. Not as good as pricier vodkas but some of the best of the more affordable stuff. For a few dollars more, Reyka is a good choice for cocktails, with a little more sophistication than Skyy.
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bengals198369 bengals198369 (11)
Rating: 1.0 (2013-01-28)
Nasty
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cpweisbrod cpweisbrod (1)
Rating: 4.0 (2012-12-26)
The absolute best vodka value for the money. Mixes perfectly with anything and is a staple for my liquor cabinet. For a martini or drinking neat Id pay more for Kettle One
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TxPoor TxPoor (3)
Rating: 1.0 (2012-11-24)
Worse vodka I have ever tried. Could never put this in a martini and even in a highly spiced and flavored Bloody Mary, the overtones come thru and make it almost undrinkable. So many other, better choices out there to deal with this.
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St.jimmy1283 St.jimmy1283 (8)
Rating: 3.0 (2012-05-07)
ok
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evantate09 evantate09 (10)
Rating: 3.0 (2011-07-13)
Ok so this stuff is cheap and definitely not meant to be a sipping vodka, but it is not the worst thing out there. I just tasted this stuff neat, and I was surprised to find that it isn't that bad. The flavor is pretty simple: just some confectioner's sugar and a little grain. The nose is full of alcohol and some other fairly straightforward vodka notes, but sipping this exceeded my expectations. While this is certainly not a bottle to pick up for sipping or making martinis, it is a great go-to if you are throwing a party and making mixed drinks. It is cheap and has a good enough flavor to not foul up a cocktail. All in all, though, this is a party mixer vodka and nothing more.
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Frodont Frodont (3)
Rating: 1.0 (2008-10-06)
This stuff is overrated crap. It might appeal to the average addle brained college kid, but I'd rather drink rubbing alcohol than this crap. Go with a nice bottle of Ketel One if your looking for a good vodka. Or if you can find it pick up a Divine Vodka.
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