Originally Posted by Mike Bulgakov
I spend most of my time in the U.S. in the San Francisco area. It has been several years since I noticed FRÏS around here, but it was sold at a cheap price. The current cheap import seems to be Svedka from Sweden. I have never tried it, and it is sold in a plastic bottle. I know a shop that sells 1.75 liter bottles of Stolichnaya for $21.95, which seems too cheap.
With the modern communications, trasnsport, and logistics, you just can’t afford to get comfortable with brands or merchants anymore – things change too fast. I was unpleasantly shocked by the new design of the Stoli bottles a year or two ago. Fris looks good, tastes pure, and is reasonably priced around here.