Had a bit of unflavoured spirit left, so put it in a small bottle to give to my dad. He nearly choked on it. He grasped his throat and started gagging saying it was good stuff. I game him some of the Brandy flavoured spirit, he loved it. So, it is amazing the difference the flavour brings to the spirit. No wonder you need a vodka flavouring for vodka, not just use the spirit on its own, too harsh. I could add a bit of glycerine though, theres an idea.