Absolut Chicago in all of its glory... (Photo Credit: Mason Johnson)

Absolut Chicago in all of its glory… (Photo Credit: Mason Johnson)

By Mason Johnson

The jokes have already been made.

What? A Chicago vodka? What’s it taste like… A dirty L car? Deep dish pizza? Italian beef? The bricks & mortar of a 2-flat?

Apparently, none of the above.

According to the Absolut website, Absolut Chicago is “rich and aromatic with intriguing herbal notes of rosemary and thyme in a harmonious blend with fresh green olives.”

Having tried it, I can attest that this is an accurate description.

But is that a good thing?

Last night, I bought a bottle, and instead of chugging it down all by myself (which would have guaranteed I’d end up mysteriously in my bathtub by the end of the night, suspiciously sweaty and curled up in a fetal position), I invited some friends over to taste test Absolut Chicago with me.

Most of us assumed we wouldn’t like it — me chief among them (I’m a whiskey kinda guy). As it turns out, we were pleasantly surprised.

Here’s what we found…

Read the rest of this review at KHITSChicago.com!

Mason Johnson, CBS Chicago