WHAT: Slava Vodka Rating: NNN
WHERE: Zolotonosha, Ukraine
WHY: Taste variation from one vodka to the next is, shall we say, subtle. So people are easily swayed by vodka packaging. Slava's actually done something useful with its bottle: it's three-sided, so when you lay it down in the freezer it doesn't roll over and crush the frozen peas. The booze itself is pretty lively. If you like your vodka with a bit of a kick, try Slava.
PRICE: 750 ml/$28.35
AVAILABILITY: At selected liquor stores (product #600585)