I absolutely love this drink. I tried a sample bottle and had been hooked. The funny thing is that I am not even a vodka drinker. Since then I told my friends and they loved it as well. Sadly, when we attempted to purchase more yet we found that it extremely hard to get. I've purchased other flavors but they have nothing on the Expresso. Please bring this flavor back to to the liquor stores. It is strong yet smooth and doesn't knock u out b4 the night is over. It is great mixed with milk and even better served by itself.If u like coffee/caffine and something nice to unwind with at the end of a hard week u might enjoy this product. I've tried similar drinks but it's not the same. My friends and I REALLY, REALLY LOVE Smirnoff Expresso and would love to see it regularly in stores.
In the 1930s Vladimir met Rudolph Kunett, a Russian who had emigrated to America in 1920. The Kunett family had been a supplier of spirits to Smirnoff in Moscow before the Revolution. In 1933 Vladimir sold Kunett the right to begin producing Smirnoff vodka in North America. However, the business in America was not as successful as Kunett had hoped. In 1938 Kunett couldn't afford to pay for the necessary sales licenses, and contacted John Martin, president of Heublein, who agreed to buy the rights to Smirnoff for the value of the distilling equipment. His board thought he was mad. Sales were very slow until they changed the product to use whiskey corks instead. In Kentucky sales rocketed as the distributor started marketing Smirnoff as 'white whiskey, no taste, no smell'.