Why the cheap shot at the Russians?
Not a cheap shot. Just my endorsement of a personal political / moral statement regarding the situation in Ukraine. We are all entitled to our opinions.
I do enjoy Sobieski, Belvedere and Pan Tadeusz, although for general consumption, Sobieski is the best value for a dollar in my opinion.
I never enjoyed Grey Goose, poor flavour and high price.
The more times it has been distilled, the less flavour and character it has and thus the more chance there is for the distiller to hide sub-par ingredients or manufacturing.