About Latvian Spirits

Latvia, in northeastern Europe, is home to good quality vodka as well as various types of liqueur. One of the best is balsam, an herbal liqueur with a vodka base. This has a dark color (black) and is served in numerous ways,- on the rocks, mixed in fruit juice or mixed in cocktails.
Top Picks for Latvia
207211
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Elit Vodka
Clear. Very neutral aromas and flavors of toasted cranberry and lemon breads and nuts with a silky, dryish medium body and a long and lively sweet citrus, anise, pepper, cream, and wet stone finish. A rich, elegant and super smooth vodka.
97 points $59.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211175
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Gold Vodka
Clear color. Muted aromas of custard and minerals with a satiny, soft, dry light-to-medium body and a warming, amusing, medium-length cream, powdered sugar, and hint of cinnamon finish. A very clean and precise vodka.
94 points $22.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211176
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"100 Proof" Vodka
Clear color. Mild, citrusy, clean aromas of grain, powdered sugar, nougat, and coconut water with a silky, dryish light-to-medium body and a peppery, interesting, long creme brulee, minerals, pepper, and dried fruit finish. A racy overproof vodka that will fun to mix with in spirit forward cocktails.
94 points $22.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211173
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Strasberi Vodka
Clear color. Bright, toasty aromas of strawberry with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light body and a tingling, compelling, very long berry sorbet, orange blossom water, and bubblegum finish. Pure, elegant strawberry flavor that will elevate cocktails.
93 points $22.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211174
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Hot Vodka
Opaque clear color. Bright, woody, dank herbal peppery aromas of smoked pink peppercorns and paprika, pickled peppers, Indian bbq rub on meat, and charcoal embers with a silky, vibrant, dry light-to-medium body and a hot, elegant, long spicy hot pickle and jalapeño relish finish. A nicely nuanced hot pepper vodka.
93 points $22.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
207214
Stolichnaya
Citros Vodka
Clear. Nuanced aromas of candied lemon zest, herbal lemon lozenge, and lemon custard with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a clean, mineral and sugar dust accented finish. A clean, precise lemon vodka.
93 points $22.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
215260
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Gluten-Free Vodka
Clear color. Delicate, sweet aromas and flavors of grainy bread, fondant, and nutskin with a supple, soft, dry light-to-medium body and a warming, refreshing, wet stones, sweet cream, hint of pepper, dried fruit, and anise finish. A wonderfully smooth and supple vodka with great texture and pleasing delicate warmth on the long finish.
92 points $19.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
207213
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Premium Vodka
Clear. Mild aromas of toasted pastry, praline, and dried fruit with a silky, dryish medium body and a melon ice, sweet cream, wet stone and spice accented finish. A smooth, flavorful, rock solid vodka for all occasions.
92 points $22.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
207215
Stolichnaya
Ohranj Vodka
Clear color. Aromas of orange and lemon Fruit loops and sweet cream with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an orange dreamsicle, powdered sugar, and mineral finish. Tasty and very versatile.
92 points $22.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
207218
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Vanil Vodka
Clear color. Aromas of warm vanilla milk and honey with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a vanilla taffy, powdered sugar, beeswax, and mineral finish. A clean, pure, dry-styled vanilla vodka.
92 points $22.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab