November 2012 - All Vodka

This month's Spirits feature is All Vodka
All Vodka Reviews
200263
Nemiroff
LEX Ultra Vodka
Clear. Layered, nuanced aromas of delicate anise, fruit cake, and spice with a satiny, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and noted of dried berries and citrus, taffy,minerals and peppery spice on the long, mouthwatering finish. Excellent complexity and character; will be great in cocktails.
94 points $23 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200211
Kozuba & Sons
"Starkus" Aged Natural Vodka
Pure golden color. Attractive aromas of frosted raisin scone and fruit cake with a satiny dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a grainy rye bread crust, vanilla, honey, cocoa, and oak spice nuanced finish with pleasing warmth. Fun and flavorful with a great layer of spicy oak barrel complexity. A vodka for whisky fans. Try on the rocks.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200091
Dark Horse Distillery
Rider Vodka
Clear. Creamy vanilla fudge and mild fruit caramel aromas with a silky, off-dry medium-to-full body and a powdered sugar, nougat, chalk, and cream driven finish. A bit on the confected side, but very clean and very tasty. Will be great in cream-based drinks.
93 points $19.95 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200703
Next Star
Vodka
Clear. Fruity spicy rum cake and buttery praline aromas with a silky, off-dry medium body and a frosted rye pastry, Asian spice, and earth driven finish. Very nice vibrancy and complexity; sure to be a hit in crafty cocktails.
93 points $24.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200239
Pristine
Vodka
Clear. Very neutral aromas reveal only a hint of bread and dried fruit with a soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a very clean and long Creme Anglaise, slate, jicama and peppery spice driven finish. A superbly stylish and character rich vodka.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200081
Eastside Distilling
Portland Potato Vodka
Clear. Mild aromas and flavors of sweet cream and minerals with a silky, dryish medium body and a graceful powdered sugar and pink peppercorn accented finish. Very nice flavor and texture; will make a fine martini.
92 points $19.95 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200210
Kozuba & Sons
Pure Grain Vodka
Clear. Mild aromas suggest custard and dusty grain with a plush, satiny, dryish medium-to-full body and a dash of powdered sugar, pepper, cream, lemongrass, and slate on the cool, sleek finish. A rock solid choice for martinis or artisan cocktails.
92 points $29.90
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200542
Valentine
White Blossom Vodka
Clear. Rich tropical fruit salad aromas and flavors of lychee, cling peach, and elderflower with a satiny, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, peppery spice, cream, powdered sugar, and mineral finish. An expertly balanced and very flavorful vodka.
92 points $29.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200453
Blackleaf
Organic Vodka
Clear. Very neutral nose with a hint of peppercorn, nut, and spiced pear with a satiny medium body and a chewy, warming powdered date cake, pepper, and chalk finish. Great texture and balance.
92 points $30.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200236
First Guild Grand
Vodka
Clear. Aromas of honeyed nut bread and clay are clean and subtle. Satiny textured with a dryish medium body and a hint of date on the warming mineral, pepper and sweet cream driven finish. Nice vitality and texture for sipping or martinis.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200141
Exclusiv
Rosé Vodka
Pretty silver pink color. Attractive rose water aromas with a supple, off-dry medium body and a tangy lychee, citrus peel, powdered sugar and talc finish. A fun flavorful floral vodka with solid flavor and balance.
91 points $9.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200507
Hope
Vodka
Clear. Mild aromas of citrus, spice, and pastry with a silky dryish medium body and a soft and warming wet stone, dried fruit, and powdered sugar accented finish. Very nice.
91 points $11.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200262
Nemiroff
Distinct Vodka
Clear. Delicate aromas of grainy bread nougat, caraway, and anise seed with a supple dryish medium body and a zesty, wood-toned finish with hints of pepper, dried fruit, birch bark, cream and mineral. Interesting on its own and will provide a nice snap to cocktails.
91 points $21 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200336
Batch 206
Vodka
Clear. Aromas of anise custard, lemon cake and gelatin with a silky, dryish medium body and a honeycomb, dusty mineral and delicate spice finish. A flavorful and elegant vodka that will shine in artisan cocktail or on the rocks.
91 points $24.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
199698
OYO
Vodka
Clear. Aromas of vanilla caramel bonbon, fig preserves, and spice with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a honey gelato and mineral driven finish. Quite flavorful and vibrant; will make for interesting cocktails.
91 points $31.50
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200271
Ivanabitch
Peach Vodka
Clear. Bright naturalistic peach and passionfruit sorbet aromas with a silky, fruity sweet medium body and a clean, lightly perfumed and warming peach, lychee, mineral, citrus oil and pepper finish. Very nicely balanced and will add a pleasing peach note to cocktails.
90 points $12.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200283
Capatina
French Vodka
Clear. Delicate aromas of dried citrus, bread, anise, and custard with a soft, off-dry light-to-medium body and a smooth milk and honey accented finish. Very clean and smooth with a nice range of flavor nuances.
90 points $14.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200300
Truestone
French Vodka
Clear. Light aromas of citrus scone, anise, and custard pastry with a soft, dryish medium body and smooth, warming wet chalk and grass accented finish. Very nicely styled and will make for excellent martinis.
90 points $14.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200261
Nemiroff
Delikat Vodka
Clear. Clear and delicate pepper bread aromas with a soft, silky dryish light-to-medium body and a powdered sugar, dried citrus, herb melange, and chalk driven finish. A lovely almost gin-like vodka for sipping or cocktails.
90 points $16 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200260
Cardinal Sin
Vodka
Clear. Aromas suggest creme brulee, fruit danish, praline and spice with a soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a grainy crusty raisin bread, chocolate milk, and pepper nuanced finish. An interesting range of flavors that will work well in fall and winter cocktails, particularly with cream.
90 points $28.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
199699
OYO
Honey Vanilla Bean Vodka
Pale golden straw color. Interesting aromas of toasted marshmallow and waxy honeycomb with a satiny, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a honey-vanilla bean ice cream and delicate peppery spice finish. Very pure,tasty, and balanced.
90 points $32.50
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200238
Rada
Special Vodka
Clear. Aromas of toasted nut and grain and sour cream with a silky, dryish light-to-medium body and a delicate warming, powdered sugar, straw, and chalk finish. Nice layers and structure.
89 points $9.15 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200144
Exclusiv
Berry Vodka
Clear. Bright aromas of macerated berries and cherries in cream and nougat with a silky, moderately sweet medium body and a clean, berry ice cream, chalk and spice driven finish.
89 points $9.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200232
360
Buttered Popcorn Vodka
Clear. Bright buttery kettle and caramel corn aromas and flavors with a satiny moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a clean, dark butterscotch and pepper finish. nicely flavored, very mixable and highly shootable.
89 points $12.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200114
UV
Chocolate Cake Vodka
Chestnut brown color. Very buttery aromas of chocolate cake batter, frosting, and kettle corn with a silky sweet medium-to-full body and toasted marshmallow and delicate pepper finish. Fun and well executed.
89 points $12.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200209
Loyal 9
Vodka
Spicy aromas of rye bread pudding, crisp, and stuffing with a supple, dryish medium body and a husk grain toast, powdered sugar, mineral and pepper finish. Lots of stuffing here; will make fine artisan cocktails.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200359
Peabody Jones
Vodka
Clear. Interesting aromas of vanilla nut fudge and dried fruit with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a creamy vanilla, taffy, nougat and peppery spice driven finish. Quite confected in flavor, but tasty; use in creamy cocktails.
89 points $29.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
199932
Vodka 14
Organic Vodka
Clear. Mild aromas suggest toasted rye crisp, potato chip, and date bread with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a grainy bread crust, dried fruit custard, and peppery spice finish. A lively vodka that will be refreshing on its own or in cocktails.
89 points $34.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200509
Citadelle
6C Vodka
Clear. Mild aromas of sweet cream, spicy brioche, and sea mist with a buoyant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a gentle citrus custard, melon, herb and peppery spice nuanced finish. A graceful, flavor accentuate choice for artisan choice.
89 points $36.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
199811
Cold Steel
Vodka
Clear. Aromas of freshly baked pepper bread and nougat. Silky and off-dry with a medium body sweetened condensed milk, powdered sugared, citrus peel, and honeycomb accented finish. A nicely proportioned vodka for cocktails.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200344
Kalinka
Khokhloma Vodka
Clear. Aromas of stone, cream, and pepper with a supple, dryish medium body and a clean, sweet wheat and mineral driven finish. A classically styled Russian vodka that will shine in cocktails.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
199704
Pro Nordic
Vodka
Clear. Clean aromas suggest mocha pudding and toasty pastry with a silky, off-dry medium body and a touch of creamed honey, wax, pepper, and dusty earth on the tingling finish. A nice choice for cocktails.
88 points $10.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200230
360
Red Raspberry Vodka
Clear. Bold aromas and flavors of raspberry powder candy and custard pie and cotton candy with a vibrant sweet medium body and a hint of dried flowers, honeycomb, and chalk on the finish. Excellent vitality for cocktails.
88 points $12.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200276
Ivanabitch
Lemmon Vodka
Clear. Bright lemon candy aromas with a supple sweet light-to-medium body and a long, lemon lozenge finish. Very candied, almost a liqueur, but very tasty and mixable.
88 points $12.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200362
Iceberg
Vodka
Clear. Sweet wheat cracker, powdered sugar, and pepper aromas and flavors with a round, dryish medium body and a nice citrus back note on the finish. A rock solid vodka for mixing, especially vodka and sodas.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200511
Froggy B
Vodka
Clear. Mild aromas of toasted fruit pastry and creme brulee with a supple, off-dry medium body and a very warm pepper, dried fruit, chalk and wax accented finish.
88 points $14.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198887
Grand Dutch
ChocoTini Vodka
Pale amber color. Aromas of warm, gooey chocolate brownie with a buoyant moderately sweet medium body and a lively, tangy chocolate covered fruit, cream, mineral and delicate peppery spice finish. Good vibrant texture and Dutch chocolate flavor.
88 points $24.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198481
Santa Fe Spirits
Expedition American West Vodka
Mild aromas of candy corn and toasted nut bread with a supple, dryish medium body and a wax, frosted fruit pastry, and pepper accented finish. Nicely styled for sipping or mixing.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
199877
Cîroc
Snap Frost Vodka
Clear. Lemon gelatin candy and soda aromas with a silky dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long, warming powdered sugar, mineral and pepper finish. More of a lemon vodka that unflavored, but very tasty.
88 points $29.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200237
Khlibnyi Dar
Vodka
Clear. Aromas of delicately toasted fig bread and cream with a silky, dryish light-to-medium body and a touch of honeycomb wax and cellophane on the round, lightly spicy finish.
87 points $9.63 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200143
Exclusiv
Coconut Vodka
Clear. Aromas of coconut custard pie and warm tapioca with a supple, off-dry medium body and a pleasant nuances of fruit, minerals, and warming pepper on the decidedly vodka-driven finish. A nice adult coconut vodka that will make fine cocktails.
87 points $9.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200294
Northern Peak
Citron Peak
Clear. Attractive aromas of lemon-orange pudding cake with a supple, lightly tannic, fruity sweet light-to-medium body with a creamy, chalk, starfruit and pepper accented finish. Solid lemon flavor for mixing.
87 points $11.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200274
Ivanabitch
Whipped Cream Vodka
Clear. Aromas and flavors of toasted meringue and vanilla-coconut gelato with a silky sweetish medium body and mineral and pepper nuanced finish. Nice balance of cream flavor and actual quality vodka character that seems to be lacking in this subcategory of flavored vodka.
87 points $12.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200275
Ivanabitch
Orange Vodka
Clear. Aromas and flavors of dreamsicle with a creamy, sugary sweet medium-to-full body and a tangerine sherbet and pepper finish. A bit confected and sweet, but a vibrant option for cocktails.
87 points $12.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200354
Real Russian
Vodka
Clear. Delicate aromas of toasted fig nut bread, custard and spice with a silky, dryish medium body and a lightly peppery, mineral, nutskin, cream, and dusty mineral contoured finish. A nicely rounded vodka for artisan cocktails.
87 points $19.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200405
Western Son
Texas Vodka
Clear. Mild toasted corn bread, cream, and praline with a soft, off-dry light-to-medium body and a nice dash of custard, honeycomb, pepper, and earth on the lively finish.
87 points $19.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197821
44° North
Rainier Cherry Vodka
Clear. Aromas of Luden’s cherry cough drop with a supple off-dry medium body and a waxy herbal honeycomb, dried flower and fruit, and pink peppercorn finish. Nice slightly medicinal and herbal complexity.
87 points $24.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198800
Twenty 2
Micro Distilled Vodka
Clear. Mild aromas suggest dried cherry scone, lemon talc, and white pepper with a silky, dryish medium body and creamy flan, spice, nougat, and mineral finish. A solid, flavor nuanced choice for martinis and craft cocktails.
87 points $26.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
199700
OYO
Stone Fruit Vodka
Copper color. Aromas of warm fruit compote, nut and vanilla caramel bonbon with a supple fruity medium-to-full body and a fig cake, earthy sweet potato and honeyed date finish. Interesting.
87 points $32.50
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200342
Sibirskaya
Vodka
Aromas of brown paper bag, grain sack husk with a silky, dryish medium body and a delicately peppery sweet cream, coconut oil and plastic wrapped fruit nuanced finish. Nice texture, but a touch uneven; try in fruit based cocktails.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200298
Northern Peak
Vodka
Clear. Aromas of spicy nougat and fruity sorbet with a soft, off-dry light-to-medium body and a tangy berry, sweet cream, and peppery spice finish. A solid, zesty vodka for making fruity cocktails.
86 points $11.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200292
Fourever
Vodka
Clear. Soft aromas suggest nut brittle and flan with a soft, off-dry light-to-medium body and a fruity, citrusy taffy, gum, hay, stone, and peppery spice finish. A nice mixing vodka.
86 points $12.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200272
Ivanabitch
Coconut Vodka
Clear. Lively, but slightly tinny coconut cream and oil aromas and flavors with a silky, mildly sweet medium body and a sweetened condensed milk and coconut flake finish with warming pepper and minerals underneath.
86 points $12.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200304
Veil
Double Espresso Vodka
Rich amber color. Aromas of cappuccino, hazelnut, and pistachio gelatos with a silky, mildly sweet medium body and a hint of cocoa, black walnut, and whipped cream on the finish. A sturdy coffee flavor vodka for mixing.
86 points $12.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200130
Traveller
Vodka
Clear. Neutral aromas suggest granola and sweet cream with a silky, dryish medium body and a pepper, frosted pastry, beeswax, menthol-mint tobacco, and mineral finish. A solid vodka for mixing.
86 points $14.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198914
Clique
Vodka
Clear. Mild aromas of dried fruit and scone with a soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a lightly tannic milk, pepper, and chalk accented finish.
86 points $15.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200330
Cupcake
Frosting Vodka
Clear. Aromas and flavors of vanilla cake and spumoni ice cream with a silky fruity medium body and a peppery spice, slate and nut brittle accented finish. A nice and relatively dry vanilla vodka for cocktails.
86 points $17.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200284
Decadent
Vodka
Clear. Interesting aromas suggest vanilla and fruit taffies with a soft, off-dry light-to-medium body and a citrusy fruit-stripe gum, cream, straw and pepper finish. A nice zesty vodka for vodka tonics.
86 points $17.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200241
Dizzy Three
Espresso Flavored Vodka
Deep copper brown color. Aromas of butterscotch, sorghum, and coffee yogurt with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body a coffee grounds and dark roasted whole nut finish.
86 points $19.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200287
Five
Espresso Vodka
Clear. Bold and very pure espresso aromas and flavors with a off-dry medium-to-full body and a Demerara sugar, pecan, and mineral accented finish. Great coffee flavor for mixing.
86 points $19.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200291
Five
Whipped Cream Vodka
Clear. Aromas and flavors of toasty coconut cream pie with a silky, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a warming, sweetened condensed milk, mineral and peppery snap on the finish. A solid creamy vodka that will mix well.
86 points $19.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197822
44° North
Mountain Huckleberry Vodka
Clear. Attractive aromas of huckleberry and grape soda with a silky fruity medium body and a tangy, lightly peppery finish. A tasty berry vodka with nice balance and intensity.
86 points $24.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197823
44° North
Magic Valley Wheat Vodka
Clear. Aromas of toasted grain cereal and citrus cream danish with a silky, dryish light-to-medium body and a mineral, pepper, grassy herb, and spice nuanced finish. A nice spry vodka that will add zip to cocktails.
86 points $24.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
199878
Cîroc
Peach Vodka
Clear. Brightly fruity, almost floral aromas and flavors of peach bubblegum and coconut sherbet with a soft, rather sweet medium body and lightly warming mineral and cream accented finish. A nice candied peach flavored vodka for mixing.
86 points $29.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200142
Exclusiv
Peach Vodka
Clear. Aromas of citrus and stone fruit lozenges and gum with a silky, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a creamy, peach and spumoni ice cream-like finish. Nice subtlety of flavor.
85 points $9.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200295
Northern Peak
Grape Vodka
Clear. Aromas of Concord grape juice and candy with a silky, mildly sweet light-to-medium body and a tangy, grape and pepper finish. A solid grape vodka for mixing.
85 points $11.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200305
Veil
Grape Vodka
Clear. Mild grape Jell-O and soda aromas and flavors with a slick, fruity sweet medium body and a gentle, grape powder and mineral finish. Solid candied grape flavor for cocktails.
85 points $12.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200280
Alpine Blu
Citron Vodka
Clear. Aromas of lemon-lime custard and candies with a soft, fruity sweet medium body and a creamy, mineral, powdered sugar, and straw accented finish. Nice.
85 points $14.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
199975
Heroes
Vodka
Clear. Aromas of grainy frosted cereal, nougat, and pepper with a supple, dryish medium body and a chalk, wax and white pepper accented finish. A nicely framed vodka for vodka tonics.
85 points $15.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200331
Cupcake
Ginger Snap Vodka
Clear. Mild ginger bread, carrot cake, lemongrass jelly aromas with a silky, mildly sweet medium body and a powdered sugar, peppery ginger candy and mineral finish. Understated, but quite mixable dry and peppery ginger flavor.
85 points $17.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200332
Cupcake
Deliciously Unflavored Vodka
Clear. Aromas of ironed cotton, straw, and nutshell with a supple, dryish medium body and a pepper, cream, and earth accented finish. A solid mixing vodka for vodka sodas.
85 points $17.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200418
Smiths
Premium Vodka
Clear. Aromas of roasted grains, toffee, toasted fruit bread, and custard with round, dryish medium body and a creamy, dried fruit and leaves, powdered sugar, and mineral accented finish with lingering hot pepper. A feisty, crafty vodka for vodka tonics.
85 points $18.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200288
Five
Grape Vodka
Bright grape sherbet aroma and flavor with a silky, fruity sweet medium body and a breezy, mineral and Concord grape jam finish. A tasty, candied grape vodka for cocktails or shots.
85 points $19.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200208
Loyal 9
Mint Cucumber Flavored Vodka
Pale golden silver color. Aromas and flavors of mint leaf, chamomile sorbet, and cucumber soufflé with a dry light body and a clean finish.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
199880
Cîroc
Coconut Vodka
Clear. Aromas and flavors of coconut jellybean, pineapple cake, and fruit punch soda with a glycerous off-dry medium body and a breezy milk, pepper and mineral oil accented finish.
85 points $29.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200240
Beak & Skiff
Vodka
Clear. Bold butterscotch and fruity Brach’s caramel aromas and flavors with a glycerous off-dry medium and a creamy dusty mineral and nut accented finish. Very confected, diacetyl character seems flavored and liqueur-like but will work well in creamy cocktails.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200112
Mark One
Whipped Cream Flavored Vodka
Clear. Aromas of coconut cream pie with a lightly syrupy sweet medium body and a creamy meringue and pepper finish. Pleasant creamy flavor for mixing.
84 points $9.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200268
Integré
Key Lime Vodka
Clear with a nickel cast. Convincing aromas of creamy key lime pie with a soft, off-dry light-to-medium body and a brisk, waxy accented finish.
84 points $12.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200309
Veil
Vanilla Vodka
Clear. Vanilla taffy and pudding aromas with a supple, mildly sweet medium body and hot peppery, mineral finish. A steely vanilla flavored vodka.
84 points $12.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
199805
Jay Dee’s
Texas Vodka
Clear. Mild aromas and flavors suggest candied lime, peppered melon, and custard with a silky, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a kiwi, chalk and pepper finish. Oddly fruity, almost flavored, in character, but should make for zippy cocktails.
84 points $13.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200281
Alpine Blu
Grape Vodka
Clear. Aromas and flavors of grape soda and popsicles with a supple, mildly sweet light-to-medium body and an gentle, glycerous finish. A good shooter option.
84 points $14.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200320
Ugly Dog
Vodka
Clear. Yeasty sour dough, date pastry, sarsaparilla, and peppery spice aromas with a soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a cola, beeswax candle, herbs, flour, and chalk accented finish. A wild and wooly vodka for daredevil cocktails.
84 points $19.97
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200235
Cathead
Honeysuckle Flavored Vodka
Clear with a faint nickel cast. Aromas of honeycomb, floral melon, and pepper with a soft, off-dry light-to-medium body and a honeydew melon sorbet and papaya yogurt finish.
84 points $19.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200360
Dodge City Distillery
Miss Kitty's Velvet Vodka
Clear. Aromas of custard pastry, dried fruit and herbs, and black peppercorn with a soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a hint of mocha cream and wax on the warming, grainy finish. A zesty mixing vodka.
84 points $19.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
199879
Cîroc
Red Berry Vodka
Clear. Aromas and flavors of strawberry and raspberry gelatos, gum and meringue with a silky, fruity sweet medium body and a delicate hint herbs and pepper spices on the warming earthy, mineral accented finish. The berry flavor will stand up well in cocktails.
84 points $29.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200111
Karkov
Whipped Cream Flavored Vodka
Clear. Coconut buttercream aroma with a very sweet light-to-medium body and a canned whipped cream and pepper finish. Liqueur like sweetness for shots or mixing with colas and sodas.
83 points $7.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200299
Northern Peak
Whipped Cream Vodka
Clear. Lightly fruity aromas suggest coconut ice cream and root beer float with a supple, sweet medium body and a cherry and cola accented finish. Ready to be mixed with cola.
83 points $11.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200266
Integré
Pink Lemonade Vodka
Pale silvery pink color. Aromas of sparkling lemonade and citrus powder with a sweet, lightly tannic light body and a tart diet lemonade finish.
83 points $12.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200303
Veil
Coconut Vodka
Clear. Aromas and flavors of coconut soda and sorbet have a peppery edge with and slightly glycerous, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and warming pepper, wax and vanilla cream soda finish. Decent coconut flavor for mixing.
83 points $12.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200279
Alpine Blu
Cherry Vodka
Clear. Bold maraschino cherry aroma with a soft, off-dry light body and slightly bitter almond, honeycomb, cherry pit and talc finish. Decent cherry flavor for mixing.
83 points $14.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
199974
Big Rack
Premium Vodka
Clear. Stony, grainy aromas with a round slightly off-dry medium body and a touch of cream and powdered sugar on the peppery, charcoal and chalk accented finish.
83 points $19.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200447
Dash
Vodka
Clear. Faint aromas suggest flax, frosted citrus cereal, and zucchini bread with a soft, dryish light body and a warming tannic powdered sugar, brown paper bag, chalk and pepper finish.
83 points $28.40
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200269
Integré
Whipped Cream Vodka
Clear. Mild sour cream frosting and cake aromas with a soft, sweet light-to-medium body and a vanilla cream soda, pina colada ice cream, and pepper finish.
82 points $12.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200306
Veil
Orange Vodka
Clear. Aromas of orange powder drink with a soft, slightly tannic moderately sweet medium body and a hot, peppery, mineral, and citrus oil finish.
82 points $12.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200293
Northern Peak
Cherry Vodka
Clear. Mild maraschino cherry aroma and flavor with a lightly tannic off-dry light-to-medium body and a quick, bitter almond, talc and artificial sweetener finish with lingering heat.
81 points $11.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200273
Ivanabitch
Red Berry Vodka
Clear. Interesting aromas of bath talc and berry yogurt with a soft, off-dry medium body and a very floral violet potpourri and sour cream driven finish. Odd.
81 points $12.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200307
Veil
Raspberry Vodka
Clear. Aromas of white pepper, berry yogurt, and floral talc with a soft, tannic off-dry light body and a hot berry granita, pepper and chalk driven finish.
81 points $12.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200310
Veil
Whipped Cream Vodka
Clear. Aromas and flavors of vanilla cola, pepper and creamy pina colada with a lightly syrupy light-to-medium body and a touch plastic and pepper on the hot finish. Try with Dr. Pepper.
81 points $12.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200267
Integré
Cream Soda Vodka
Clear. Aromas and flavors of pepper, pineapple-coconut frosting, and vanilla cola with a soft, sweet light-to-medium body and a hot spumoni ice cream and a white pepper accented finish.
80 points $12.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200308
Veil
Tangerine Vodka
Clear. Sharp aromas of overripe melon, orange, and white pepper with a sweet tannic light body and a chalky aspirin and saccharin finish.
80 points $12.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200301
Veil
Cherry Vodka
Clear. Faint maraschino cherry and almond aromas with a soft, slightly tannic off-dry light body and a brisk, bitter cherry pit, almond shell, pond water and hot pepper finish.
80 points $12.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200302
Veil
Chocolate Vodka
Clear. Odd yeast bread dough and tinny cocoa powder aromas with brisk, off-dry light body and a jumbled roasted nut, chocolate yogurt and hot pepper finish. Curious.
80 points $12.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200508
Froggy B
Citrus Vodka
Clear. Curious aromas of banana taffy/circus peanuts, chili pepper, candle wax, and bison grass with a limp, bone-dry light-to-medium body and a dilute, tinny canned cream, lemon water and grass finish. Odd.
80 points $14.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200388
Flathead
Vodka
Clear. Aromas of wax paper, apple cider, vinegar, and Colemans fuel with a slightly tannic medium body and a melted wax, plastic wrap, and hot chili, sucralose, and peppered melon finish. Odd.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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