i dunno i have had some cheap vodka that tasted like rubbing alcohol filtered through a dead hooker's thong
But really what I'm saying is that Scotch seems to be the foremost libation where you can pay a relatively high cost for relatively bad booze. Tequila is probably second.
Vodka has some notable exceptions, like Russian Standard, which is very expensive and (so i hear) tastes terrible.
|to be perfectly honest absolut is like the bose of vodka|
You can do a lot worse, but absolut just isn't very good. Neither is Smirnoff.