Diamond Standard Vodka
Top 10 Spirits 2010
In the world of "value-added" marketing ploys, this product of Poland may very well have no peer. First, Diamond Standard Vodka is filtered through "thousands of De Beers diamonds," because we all know precious stones filter out microscopic impurities in alcohol. Then comes the bottle; no run-of-the-mill bottle, mind you, but a "perfume-grade" glass pourer inset with a real Swarovski crystal. Well, la-di-da!
Needless to say, all this high-dollar ostentation makes us feel like regular Paris Hiltons...and all for under three figures. As for the vodka itself: while some might argue the taste doesn't warrant the premium price tag, we find the combination of citrus and spice to be ideal for our daily after-work vodka martini.