A few weeks ago, there was a program on CBC where an invited guest was an "artisan distiller from PEI" who specialized in making vodka from potatoes. Since, hey, we were going to PEI, and, hey, I have some experience consuming vodka from my Russian years, we've decided to pay them a visit.
55 dollars later, I can sadly confirm that potato vodka, even when made by "artisan distillers" is still
Of course, if all you have around is potatoes, making potato vodka makes sense. However, for good vodka, you should still go see trusted brands that are made from wheat.
Not a big loss. We'll use the bottle that we got to make a "ryabinovka" -- a rowan liquor. Should taste passable. There's no lack of rowan berries around this time of year.