Thursday, February 01, 2007

V2. Get Bombed.

Vodka # 74,935 has been introduced to the US. It's V2 (that's so 2.0!). Yet another vodka from The Netherlands. What's the gimmick with this new hooch? It comes with caffeine and taurine already "infused." Red Bull can't be happy about that. Being a bit of a history buff, my problem with V2 is the name itself: the V2 was the world's first ballistic missile and was used by the Nazis at the tail-end of WWII to kill scores of British civilians.
previously in vodka:
2. Excuse Me, While I Puke and Die.
3. Let's Get EFFEN Drunk.
4. Staten Island needs to distilled 5 times.

update—Yes, today is War day on copyranter.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

uh oh. virgin will also no doubt be pissed. V2 is a major offshoot of their record label.

3:33 PM  
Blogger RFB said...

Black and Red bottle design. Hmmm.

Nazi colors.

I smell a conspiracy in the Netherlands.

3:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hard to believe the marketer wasn't aware of the connotations of V2. Then again, given the historical ignorance that abounds in the target group..... "WWII? Wasn't that fought when that Lincoln dude was president? Ya know, two hundred years ago?"

5:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They even refer to "Hitler's last weapon" in the ad! Ballsy, indeed.

I wonder if they can sell it in Germany because of the anti-Nazi laws? (Mein Kampf is banned in Germany.)

Maybe they should consider cross-marketing by including the 20th anniversary box-set edition DVD of "the Holocaust" miniseries.

12:33 AM  
Blogger T.A.N. said...

I can get down with some V2. Score me some bottles Copy, let's nuke this beeotch.

1:21 AM  
Blogger RFB said...

Even Wolfenstein is banned in Germany. That's just wrong.

10:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not too surprising. I don't think the Dutch care much for self imposed limits. I mean you can make an appointment to shove your arm up a prostitutes dumpster like scheduling a visit to the dentist. Though that's more interesting than another shitty vodka with a twist. Should stand for venereal warts type 2.

5:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vodka with Caffeine and Taurine - Fucking Genius. Hook me up to an IV!!! and a name I can remember after 10 drinks. Isn't there a clothing line V2 also?

6:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

V2 is awesome! Blows red bull out of the water. Still waiting for my bottle?!

6:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just searched the web and found V2 clothing from Vercese, V2 music label (Virgin?), v2 editing, but no V2 vodka. So where can we buy this energy vodka? Holland?

6:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I much prefer to associate 'V2' with vodka, music, and clothes--in that order. Well...maybe clothes before music, but definitely vodka first. Especially if it has caffeine and taurine. Can't wait to get my hands (and lips) on this stuff!

12:51 AM  
Blogger copyranter said...

dear loyal readers:

Ignore these seeming random positive comments about the rocket vodka. These are actually people who work for V2 or V2's ad/pr firm.

7:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is true that V2 rockets killed English civilians but more Jewish slave labor was killed in the terrible working conditions of the V2 factories. There were lots of nasty chemicals that these poor people were exposed to.

One more thing: I need to set the record straight. Zygo vodka was launched in 2002. The website is It is the first vodka of any kind to contain functional ingredients like taurine, caffeine, guarana, etc. The V2 people need to get their facts right.

11:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should check out p.i.n.k. vodka. It's the original energy vodka - V2 is a cheap rip off. So much better.

11:18 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

There are several ways to actually find and/or purchase V2 vodka. The company website is You can purchase it at Gotham Wines or @ anywhere from 33.00-36.00 per bottle. On the actual company site you can see some background info on the company and the product.

12:51 AM  
Blogger dogboy443 said...

...and don't forget V1 Vodka that has been around for 2 years which boasts smoothest vodka without the hangover. It's been winning awards nation-wide and spreading throughtout the NorthEast and California. I don't see any originality in V2 at all unless it's to rip-off existing items and confuse the retailers and consumers.

2:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

V1 Vodka is a world class vodka.....this v2 thing is just another gimmick. I switched from Chopin to V1 last's the smoothest I've ever tasted.

6:02 PM  

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