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I've tried expensive vodkas, including one with real gold leaf floating in it, and they all taste the same. Which is no surprise because they are almost all chemically identical, ethanol and water. The source of the sugars used for the initial fermentation is pretty much irrelevant, as after distillation very little of that remains.

I take your point about filtration, though, as it does remove the few fusel oils that the raw spirit contains. Doesn't make much difference in the taste, however; fusel oils are thought to be a contributing factor in that wonderful side effect that every boozer is all too familiar with, the hangover!
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And btw, all those expensive vodkas (thirty five quid for a bottle of "Gray Goose")? THEY ALL TASTE THE SAME. It hasn't been matured, it's days old, it's the cheapest of the cheap spirit to make. The makers of that Swedish vodka in the distinctive bottle knew that, so to try to distinguish themselves from the competition they poured it into fancy bottles. It's the biggest con trick in the drinks industry.

I've heard the arguments about "fusel oils" and they don't hold water. Buy cheap and put the shysters out of business!
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As a True Scotsman©, I can confirm this. And it doesn't take gallons, couple of pints and it's on!

Btw, thanks for introducing me to SMBC, love it almost as much as Cyanide and Happiness.
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