About Lithuanian Spirits

Vodka is a leading spirit in Lithuania; quality is very high, with the finest being elegant and complex enough to enjoy on its own. Flavor characteristics range from pastry dough to powdered sugar to a light peppery quality.

Brandies are also produced, while krupnik, a liqueur based on grain spirit with honey added, is quite popular. Along with the honey, dozens of herbs are sometimes added. Dating back several centuries, this is traditionally served warm after dinner.
Top Picks for Lithuania
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Gera
Premium Vodka
Clear color. Mild aromas of pastry bread, toasted nuts, and delicate pepper with a satiny, dryish medium-to-full body and a very clean and smooth, powdered sugar, sweet cream, warming pepper, and mineral finish. A fantastically flavorful and elegant vodka to enjoy on its own or in cocktails.
96 points $12.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211188
Stumbras
Vodka Centenary
Clear silver clear color. Mild, clean aromas of cream puff pastry and rye crisp bread with a silky, soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a peppery, breezy nutskin, grain husk, brown paper, and pepper finish. A dry earthy vodka.
93 points $19.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
203593
Devynerios
Vodka
Clear. Decidedly non-neutral aromas and flavors of anisette cookie, lush brown spices, and candied ginger with silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and grassy herb, licorice, honey, Alpine lozenge, and chalk accented finish. A well-balanced lightly herbal flavored vodka that will fun to mix with, like a mild aquavit.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
203596
Stumbras
Vodka Pure
Clear. Aromas suggest creme fraiche, grassy herbs, and fruity pastry dough with a silky, off-dry light-to-medium body and a honeycomb, cellophane, dried citrus, and talc accented finish with warming peppery heat. A good choice for vodka tonics.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206155
Alita
Brandy
Pale amber color. Aromas of caramelized stone fruits and nuts and mocha cream with a silky, fruity medium-to-full body and a peach tart a la mode, leather, and white toffee finish. Very nicely balanced oak accented flavors.
89 points $14.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
203594
Lithuanian
Vodka Auksine
Clear. Very neutral aromas suggest porcelain and bread with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a clean plum, powdered sugar, cream, and chalk accented finish. Rock solid character for cocktails.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
214367
Lithuanian
Gold Vodka
Bright brilliant clear color. Delicate, clean, minerally aromas of lemon scone with a supple, bright, dryish medium body and a tingling, refreshing, relaxed sweet cream, honeyed herb muffin, pepper, and minerals finish. A rock solid vodka that will cover many bases.
88 points $19.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211189
Stumbras
Vodka Gold
Clear color. Delicate, nutty, oily aromas of bread dough and powdered milk with a supple, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, refreshing, medium-length white clay, nougat, and cream finish. A nice rather neutral vodka with a snappy finish.
88 points $19.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab