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Vodka Review: Taaka

Taka Vodka Review - Initial Thoughts: In an effort to keep my vodka reviews unbiased, I decided to take a look at Taaka vodka. We all need to experience a few rainy days in order to fully appreciate the sunny ones. Taaka is definitely a bottom shelf vodka. However, when…

Review Overview

Smoothness of Shot
Smoothness in a Cocktail


This stuff should be relegated to the cleaning supplies closet and used solely to remove soap scum from your shower.

User Rating: 2.33 ( 4 votes)

Taka Vodka Review – Initial Thoughts:

In an effort to keep my vodka reviews unbiased, I decided to take a look at Taaka vodka. We all need to experience a few rainy days in order to fully appreciate the sunny ones. Taaka is definitely a bottom shelf vodka. However, when making large punches or coolers of vodka cocktails, sometimes you’ll want to just get the cheap stuff.

I took some time off and actually conducted this review on a recent camping trip with some friends. I wasn’t exactly planning on drinking Taaka that night, but it was cheap and I was planning on mixing it with other non-alcoholic liquids. There’s not too much else to say about this relatively unknown vodka, so let’s jump right in on how it tasted!

Taaka Vodka Review -The Shot:

My goal is to record myself take a shot of every vodka brand that I review. Why? Well, nothing describes the pain/joy of taking a shot then looking at a persons face while he does it! So before I describe the shot, go ahead and press play to observe my immediate reaction.


As soon as the liquid hit my throat, I knew was in trouble. As the liquid moved over my tongue, I could feel it singe each and every one of my taste buds. I swallowed it pretty quick so I thought I was ok, however this vodka seems to burn even more AFTER the shot.

I understand this is cheap vodka, but Taaka took that to a new level. There’s really not much more I need to say about this one. I know I laughed it off in the video, but my mouth really was on fire. If you have the choice between taking a shot of Taaka and taking a shot of rubbing alcohol, I would probably take a second to think about it.

The Mixed Drink:

Taaka alcohol
Drinking Cheap in the Mountains!

This turned out to be much better than taking the shot. Obviously, because I was mixing it with flavors, but I managed to survive with this method. My mixer of choice was Jones Soda, specifically the strawberry lime flavor. Now I don’t know whether it was the mixing process, or the fact that Jones Soda is delicious, but making a vodka mixed drinks with these two tasted alright. I’m more inclined to believe the latter.

If you see this in the store and are looking for a cheap mixer, I suppose this is serviceable in that department. However, I feel like there are some that are just a tad cheaper. At this point, just go with whatever is cheaper, because you’re not exactly upgrading by choosing Taaka.


Taaka Vodka – Conclusion:

Maybe there are some people out there who would enjoy this. I mean, who’s to say that enjoying vodka cocktails that always leave a bitter aftertaste in your mouth is so bad? Eh, the bottom line is, if you’ve found yourself looking at this bottle, you’re obviously looking to drink for cheap. I did this review to show that I’m willing to help you on your journey of finding that really good no-name vodka brand that tastes awesome. I’m also here to tell you that Taaka is not that vodka.

Taaka Facts

Average Price:$7.99 per 750 ml

Distilled From: Grain

Percent Alcohol: 40%

Produced By: Sazerac

Website: sazerac.com/

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  1. I’m not an avid drinker, but vodka works best for me. I usually stick to Smirnoff but I tried vodka BC I’m broke as shit, as a shot it was crap. I mixed it with raspberry lemonade, about 3 ounces taaka with 12 ounces lemonade, tasted great. Couldn’t even feel the burn or taste the alcohol.

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  2. Taaka is only about $7.50-$9.00 in my town depending on where you go. It’s super cheap so it’s really all my friends and I drink. It gives me nasty hangovers though. It really gets you messed up easy, but then again i’m rather tiny so it may just be that. anyways on classyness I’d give it a 2.5/10, on how fucked up it’ll get you I’ll give it a 8/10

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  3. I don’t drink Taaka, my BFF does. She holds her nose while she drinks it. Taaka smells just like the stuff they use at the blood bank to disinfect your arm, but that stuff has (IIRC) chlorhexidine in it. Having to smell the stuff at the blood bank is usually the worst part of a donation. The liquor store was out of Taaka, they recommended White Wolf as being cheaper and better. How about a review of White Wolf? My BFF will be reviewing it shortly!

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  4. Obviously opinions will vary, but Taaka is not that bad.
    I started getting it because it was cheap (I agree with Walker, better buzz for the buck than beer).
    I have consumed copious amounts of the stuff and have never once gotten a bad hangover from it.

    Over the last several months I have noticed that quite a few bars and casual restaurants here in Houston use Taaka as their house vodka. I know they try to keep their costs down but I don’t think its use would be that wide spread if it was truly horrible.

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  5. This is only about $1 cheaper than Smirnoff.

    Smirnoff isn’t great but I think you will find it is worth the extra dollar!

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  6. Yall must all be light weight drinkers. I got some Taaka Vodka (I’m more of a burbon man myself) just to try vodka and try some drinks on my iphone mixer app and it surprized me I drank a 6oz burbon drinking glass full no problem and few minutes later a nice buzz. If this Vodka is as bad you make it out I gotta see what the premium brands taste guess I’ll get some Sobieski I hear it the best!

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  7. I love the pink lemonade Taaka on ice.it’s a very smooth drink.

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  8. Cheapest vodka at the liquor store. I mix it with cranberry juice an it tastes fine. I drink for the effects not the taste. Definitely recommend if your mixing it an just need the effects. An its cheaper than beer!!

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    • I’ve drank taska for years worth with less ill effects than the more expensive stuff and I used to go though a half g every 2 to days………

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  9. Taaka Vodka had my stomach hurting for like 3 days and i only took one shot.. never again! NEVER!

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  10. I recently purchased a 200ml bottle of Taaka Vodka and turned it into a unique gift for a friend.
    Check it out on the 7/25/12 post on my blog: http://www.ithappenedatpurity.com
    Tell me what you think.

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  11. I had to laugh when I saw you reviewed Takka.
    I’ve had this, it’s on the level of Gordon’s Vodka.
    Both should be used for cleaning machinery.

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