About Belarusian Spirits

Vodka is the leading spirit in Belarus, as there are many firms that craft Russian-style, flavorless vodka. There are also specialty vodkas, including some made from rye.

Whiskey and vodka are also important spirits in Belarus, as are specialty liqueurs, which are made from any number of ingredients such as blueberries, cranberries, honey, cayenne pepper or even bison grass. Most of these are used for local cocktails and are not exported.
Top Picks for Belarus
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Slavic Gold
Deluxe Vodka
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of pastry dough, cream, and delicate spice with a silky, dryish medium body and a very clean quartz, almond cookie, and powdered sugar accented finish. A delicious, elegant vodka.
94 points $34.80
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Platinka
Original Rye Vodka
Clear. Aromas suggest lightly toasted citrus pastry, Greek yogurt, and spiced nuts with a buoyant, dryish light-to-medium body and a creme Anglaise, chalk and peppercorn accented finish with lingering warmth. A nice choice for creamy and seasonal fruit-driven cocktails.
94 points $19.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Petergoff
Lemon Vodka
Bright clear color. Bright, citrusy, creamy aromas and flavors of lemon pudding cake with a soft, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a peppery, interesting, easy lemon gelatin and rice candy and peppery spice finish. A vivacious, nicely balanced and pure lemon vodka.
90 points $14.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Petergoff
Wheat Vodka
Clear bright clear color. Mild, citrusy aromas and flavors of wet clay, cereal, and nougat with a soft, bright, dryish medium body and a warming, compelling, buoyant sweet cream, powdered sugar, and glycerin finish. A very clean and delicate vodka that will be very versatile.
90 points $14.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab