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November 2013 - Vodka and Flavored Vodka

November 2013 - Vodka and Flavored Vodka
This month's Spirits feature is Vodka and Flavored Vodka

Vodka and Flavored Vodka Reviews

FAIR Quinoa Vodka
96 points
$29.99
Clear. Very neutral aromas and flavors suggest cream, cake, and minerals with a very soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a exquisitely smooth custard, dried fruit, and limestone accented finish. A superbly silky, elegant, and delicious vodka that is fantastic on its own and will be perfect in cocktails.
96 points $29.99
Russian Spirit Vodka
95 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas of cream and cereal with satiny, dryish medium body and crisp, dried citrus, powdered sugar, stone, and pepper accented finish. A lively, silky vodka that will cover a lot of bases and be great in fruit based cocktail.
95 points $19.99 Best Buy
Platinka Original Rye Vodka
94 points
$19.99
Best Buy
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
Bear Force Vodka
94 points
$21.99
Best Buy
Clear. Aromas suggest grainy porridge with syrup, toasted nuts, and faint dried meat with a silky, dryish light-to-medium body and a honey cream and chalk accented finish with very little heat. Quite refined and smooth.
94 points $21.99 Best Buy
American Harvest Organic Spirit
94 points
$23.99
Clear. Gentle aromas and flavors of fruity custard pastry, nougat, and butter pecan ice cream with a silky, off-dry medium body with a long, honeyed granola, powdered sugar, chalk and warming spice accented finish. A very nice fruit and honey nuanced vodka for sipping or cocktails.
94 points $23.99
New Deal Distillery Mud Puddle Chocolate Vodka
94 points
$29.95
Rich reddish mahogany color. Rich aromas of fresh dark fudge brownies and artisan cacao nib chocolate bars with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a chocolate espresso bean, dark roasted nut, mineral and peppercorn accented finish. A serious, dry, adult chocolate flavored vodka that will triumph in cocktails.
94 points $29.95
Anestasia Vodka
94 points
$34
Clear. Aromas of toasted grainy bread and delicate spiced nuts with a silky, off-dry medium body and a creme brulee, mineral, and delicate peppery spice finish. Very nice.
Oddka Original Vodka
93 points
$15.99
Best Buy
Clear. Aromas and flavors suggest salty teriyaki almonds, dried citrus, and grainy fig pastry with a soft, dryish medium body and creme brulee, nougat, and fine chalk finish. Very expressive, savory, and stylish.
93 points $15.99 Best Buy
FASHION VODKA Party Collection
93 points
$16.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas suggest sourdough nut bread and salty roasted root vegetables with a soft, dry light-to-medium body and coconut cream, mineral, sweet pickling spice,and vanilla accented finish. A pleasant all-purpose vodka.
93 points $16.99 Best Buy
Heritage Distilling Co. Elk Rider Vodka
93 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Clear. Interesting aromas of honeyed green apple, rye sack, dried pear, leather and clay with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a pear cider, nougat, latex, mossy stone, and dried leaf accented finish. A wild and wooly fruit accented vodka that finishes very earthy and is reminiscent of pear brandy.
93 points $19.99 Best Buy
Alpha Noble Ultra Premium Vodka
93 points
$34.95
Clear. Soft aromas and flavors suggest meringue, nut bread, and dried fruits with a satiny, dryish medium body and alluring hints of citrus, spice, chalk, and floral herbs on the long, warming finish. A delicious, balanced vodka for all applications.
93 points $34.95
Smirnoff Honey Flavored Vodka
92 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Clear. Delicately floral honeycomb, berry, and potpourri aromas and flavors with a silky, moderately sweet medium body and a honeyed, berry flavored white tea accented finish. Nice complexity and balance, will be excellent in cocktails.
92 points $13.99 Best Buy
2Nite Alpine Mint Vodka
92 points
$18.99
Best Buy
Pale nickel emerald color. Attractive aromas of chocolate mint and pink peppercorn with a slick, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a long, penetrating, and cooling peppermint candy and delicate floral herb driven finish. Delicious and vibrant mint flavor for artisan cocktails.
92 points $18.99 Best Buy
Voli Light Lemon Flavored Vodka
92 points
$18.99
Best Buy
Clear. Aromas of lemon zests, lemon chiffon, and rain water on a field of grass with a glycerous, off-dry light-to-medium body and a clean lemon rice candy and porcelain accented finish. A very clean, understated, and natural tasting lemon vodka.
92 points $18.99 Best Buy
Five Cherry Vodka
92 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Clear. Aromas of maraschino cherry and almond peel with a silky, fruity-yet-dry light-to-medium body and an almond oil, honeycomb, whipped cream and cherry lozenge finish. Nicely styled and balanced cherry flavor for crafty cocktails.
92 points $19.99 Best Buy
Prairie Organic Cucumber Vodka
92 points
$24.99
Clear. Very pleasant cucumber salad and gazpacho aromas and flavors with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a delicate salted nut, honey cream, and earth accented finish. A nice, mellow, and very dimensional cucumber vodka that will mix well.
92 points $24.99
Russian Diamond Premium Imported Vodka
92 points
$24.99
Clear. Aromas and flavors of sweet cream, pastry dough, and minerals with a slick, dryish medium body and a long powdered sugar and talc accented finish. Excellent balance and structure for sipping neat or cocktails.
92 points $24.99
Grand Traverse Distillery Wheat Vodka
92 points
$26.98
Clear. Aromas and flavors toasted meringue and grainy, crusty berry tart with a silky, dry-yet-fruity dried fruit, sweet cream, grain husk, mineral and pink pepper accented finish. Very tasty with nice nuances of toasted grain and fruit flavors.
92 points $26.98
Tao Vodka
92 points
$30
Clear. Aromas of cotton candy with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a buttercream, limestone, rice candy and delicate pepper accented finish. Very smooth and tasty.
F VODKA Luxury Collection
92 points
$31.99
Clear. Neutral nose suggests sour cream frosting, salty cracker, and granola with a creamy, dryish medium body and a long, polished finish with hint of wet stones, frosted cereal, and delicate pepper. A nicely composed vodka that will be great in martinis.
92 points $31.99
Bong Spirit Vodka
92 points
$35
Clear. Aromas of anise seed, custard, and honey pastry with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body a long, cream, powdered sugar, dried fruit, sweet grass, and mineral nuanced finish. Excellent style and flavor for all applications.
Devynerios Vodka
91 points
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.
Stumbras Vodka Pure
91 points
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.
Smirnoff Kissed Caramel Flavored Vodka
91 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Clear. Aromas of butterscotch and toasty, buttery caramel corn with a satiny, moderately sweet medium body and a mellow burnt sugar and chalk accented finish. A nice marriage of true caramel and minerally vodka flavors.
91 points $13.99 Best Buy
SKYY Infusions Wild Strawberry Vodka
91 points
$18.49
Best Buy
Clear. Rich strawberry cream pie, gelato, and waxy honeycomb with a satiny, fruity sweet medium body and a long, creamy dried strawberry, mineral, and nut oil accented finish. Very clean, flavorful and balanced.
91 points $18.49 Best Buy
Prairie Organic Vodka
91 points
$24.99
Clear. Very clean aromas and flavors suggest creamy pastry and dried fruit with a silky dryish light-to-medium body and a gentle, sweet cream and mineral accented finish. A flavorful and well balanced vodka.
91 points $24.99
North Shore Distillery Sol Vodka
91 points
$29.99
Clear with a nickel cast. Interesting aromas of candied lemon and orange peels, delicate herbs and dried flowers with a very soft, lightly tannic, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a citrus gelatin candy, faint chamomile tea, peppercorn and grassy earth finish with pleasing warmth. Nice combination of delicacy and vibrancy that will pop well in cocktails.
91 points $29.99
EQUISSOLIS Organic Vodka
91 points
$30
Clear. Very clean aromas and flavory suggest nut brittle, cream, and dried citrus with a satiny, dryish medium-to-full body and a smooth, oily, sweet cream, and delicate spice pastry accented finish. A deliciously poised vodka for sipping neat or in martinis.
Mark One Cherry Berry Vodka
90 points
$10.99
Best Buy
Clear. Aroma of berry candy wrapper with a sweet, tannic, light body and a tangy cherry soda, sorbet, and cherry children’s aspirin finish. Good cherry flavor for mixing.
90 points $10.99 Best Buy
Ivanabitch Cherry Flavored Vodka
90 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Clear. Meaty sour cherry, almond cookie, and herbal honey aromas and flavors with a silky, fruity medium body and a tangy, cherry chutney, pink peppercorn, and cherry fruit leather accented finish. Distinctively flavorful cherry flavor for cocktails.
90 points $12.99 Best Buy
2Nite Caffe Espresso Flavored Vodka
90 points
$18.99
Best Buy
Copper color. Aromas and flavors of sweetened coffee with a silky sweet medium body and a warming spumoni, coffee gelato, peppery spice, and mineral accented finish. Will pop well in cocktails.
90 points $18.99 Best Buy
Voli Light Original Vodka
90 points
$18.99
Best Buy
Clear. Delicate aromas suggest lemon scone and spearmint with a very soft, dryish light body and a delicate whole milk and grain accented finish. A very clean, understated vodka.
90 points $18.99 Best Buy
Esmé Original Vodka
90 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Clear. Herbal perfume, citrus marmalade, and pink peppercorn aromas with a silky, dryish medium body and an oily, blueberry and cranberry accented finish. A distinctively flavorful vodka for artisan cocktails.
90 points $19.99 Best Buy
Pigalle Vodka Ultra Premium
90 points
$24.99
Clear. Delicate aromas and flavors of grain flour, minerals, dried fruit, and pepper with a soft, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a lively floral honey, cream, powdered sugar, chalk, and herb accented finish. A fine balance of smoothness and zestiness that will excel neat or in cocktails.
90 points $24.99
ZING Red Velvet Vodka
90 points
$24.99
Clear. Aromas of sour cream frosting on white cake and nougat with a silky, moderately sweet medium body and and a gently warming, mineral, dried berry, and pepper nuanced finish. A very nice, natural tasting and balanced cake-flavored vodka.
90 points $24.99
DOT AU Vodka
90 points
$32
Clear. Aromas and flavors suggest cream, cane, anise, honeycomb and plantain with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body with good viscosity and a warming pepper, fruity gelatin, and wet stone accented finish. A nice, flavorful choice for sipping on the rocks or in cocktails.
Oola Citrus Flavored Vodka
90 points
$32.95
Clear. Attractive aromas of Key lime pie and delicate peppery spice with a supple, dry light-to-medium body and a warming lemon peel, grain, chamomile, nut, pepper and mineral accented finish. A dry, seriously-styled citrus vodka (with the emphasis on vodka) for craft cocktails.
90 points $32.95
Esmé Black Shield Vodka
90 points
$34.99
Clear. Fragrant aromas of tropical custard tart are attractive with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a gentle vanilla, honeycomb, berry, wet stone, and pepper nuanced finish. Interesting and fun, if verging a bit on flavored territory.
90 points $34.99
High West 7000 Peach Vodka
90 points
$35.99
Pale golden amber color. Aromas of dried peach, leather, and grainy peach bread aromas with a fruity-yet-dry medium body with a drying, nutshell, peach pit, starfruit, white pepper, and earth accented finish. A complex dry peach vodka with a grainy, earthy character.
90 points $35.99
BelleWood Honeycrisp Vodka
90 points
$38
Clear. Interesting aromas of cider vinegar, pepper, and bread pudding with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a very smooth custard, apple peel, and mineral finish with comforting warmth.
American Star Caviar Lime Vodka
90 points
$38.99
Clear. Interesting aromas of lime zest, lime leaf, pickled melon and faint saddle soap with a soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and grilled citrus rind and medicinal herb and bark driven finish. A bit unusual, but interesting savory cocktail possibilities abound.
90 points $38.99
Punzoné Organic Vodka
90 points
$39.99
Clear. Bright black licorice, citrus gelatin, and tonka bean aromas and flavors with a lightly tannic, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a pleasant grain, anise seed, and custard accented finish. Fun and flavorful anise nuances for cocktails.
90 points $39.99
Lithuanian Vodka Auksine
89 points
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.
Frïs Whipped Freeze Vodka
89 points
$10.99
Best Buy
Clear. Aromas of warm meringue and white toffee with mildly sweet light-to-medium body and whipped cream, pound cake, and mineral accented finish. Solid whipped cream flavor without the cloying sweetness, nice.
89 points $10.99 Best Buy
Mark One Watermelon Peach Vodka
89 points
$10.99
Best Buy
Clear. Aromas and flavors of hard watermelon candy and ripe peach with a lightly tannic fruity light-to-medium body and a juicy, mouthwatering sweet citrus and honeyed green apple accented finish. Nice concentration of realistic and candied flavor for cocktails.
89 points $10.99 Best Buy
Ivanabitch Dutch Apple Flavored Vodka
89 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Clear. Convincing aromas of green apple cider and hard candy with a silky, fruity light-to-medium body and a sweet apple sorbet, honey syrup, pepper, and sweet spice accented finish. Tasty, sweet apple flavor for mixing.
89 points $12.99 Best Buy
Oddka Fresh Cut Grass Vodka
89 points
$15.99
Best Buy
Silvery pale green beryl color. Curious aromas and flavors of cut wheatgrass, green caramel apple, and honeydew melon candy with a glycerous, fruity medium body and a simple syrup, grassy herb, and pepper accented finish. A fun choice for adventuresome woodsy, spring and fall cocktails.
89 points $15.99 Best Buy
Idol Vodka
89 points
$23.99
Clear. Interesting aromas suggest orange-fig pastry, grape preserves, and lemon chiffon with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a stony, oil and pepper finish.
89 points $23.99
ZING Premium Vodka
89 points
$24.99
Clear. Very neutral aromas suggest nut pastry and porcelain with a silky soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a hint of vanilla and banana taffy on the nicely warming finish. A solid vodka for a variety of applications.
89 points $24.99
Moon Vs. Sun Premium Vodka
89 points
$28.99
Clear. Aromas and flavors of spicy pistachio nougat, dried wild berries and flowers, and fruity rye pastry with a soft, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a gently tingling sweet spice, herb, cream, and putty accented finish.
89 points $28.99
Beethovens Fifth Premium Vodka
89 points
$29.99
Clear. Mild aromas suggest custard pastry, nougat, delicate spice, and dried cherry with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body with a powdered sugar and earth accented finish. A rock solid vodka for mixing.
89 points $29.99
Ultimat Vodka
89 points
$39.99
Clear. Quite neutral on the nose with suggestions of multigrain bread crust, dried fruits, and nuts. Silky and dry with an even medium body and a touch of creamy vanilla Greek yogurt, beeswax, chalk, and pepper dust on the finish. Nicely styled.
89 points $39.99
Sonavavitch Vodka
88 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Clear with a nickel cast. Aromas and flavors of circus peanut and baklava with a silky, soft, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a warming whipped cream, banana taffy, white pepper, and mineral accented finish. A touch of fun and balanced confectionary flavors.
88 points $9.99 Best Buy
Frïs Vodka
88 points
$10.99
Best Buy
Clear. Aromas of buttercream, kettle corn, dried citrus, and clay with a satiny, dryish medium body and a creamy tapioca, grainy pasty, chalk, peppery spice, and straw accented finish. A nice gutsy vodka that will do well in cocktails.
88 points $10.99 Best Buy
Smirnoff Citrus Flavored Vodka
88 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Clear. Aromas of lemon chiffon and minerals with a silky, dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, gentle lemon zest kissed finish. A clean, understated lemon vodka.
88 points $13.99 Best Buy
Oddka Apple Pie Vodka
88 points
$15.99
Best Buy
Luminous golden amber color. Bright, spicy, unbaked apple pie aromas and flavors with a silky, fruity sweet medium body and a honeycomb, mineral, nut oil, and delicate peppery spice finish. Nicely balanced apple and minerally vodka flavors.
88 points $15.99 Best Buy
SKYY Infusions Raspberry Vodka
88 points
$18.49
Best Buy
Clear. Rich fruity raspberry tart and gelato aromas with an oily, dryish medium body and a relaxed mineral oil, floral talc, dried raspberry, and warming pepper finish. A rock solid raspberry vodka for mixing.
88 points $18.49 Best Buy
Traveller Black Edition Vodka
88 points
$24.99
Clear. Mild aromas of toasted bread and pepper dust with a silky, dryish medium body and a powdered sugar, mineral, creamy nougat, and white pepper accented finish with tingling heat.
88 points $24.99
TOPO Vodka
88 points
$28.95
Clear color. Bright aromas suggest fondant and vanilla-cherry nut fudge with a satiny, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a dried fruit, creme brulee and kettle corn. A little on the confected side, but quite nice.
88 points $28.95
Kealy’s Moonshine Premium Vodka
88 points
$29.99
Clear. Light aromas suggest lemon yogurt, grass, and nougat with a silky, dryish light-to-medium body and a wax paper, sweet cream, wet stone, and pepper finish. A solid, well rounded vodka that will be good in cocktail with citrus or cream.
88 points $29.99
Oola Chili Pepper Flavored Vodka
88 points
$32.95
Pale golden silver color. Aromas and flavors of spicy frosted carrot cake and pepper bread with a soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a chocolate mint, sweet cream on grainy, fruity granola, and chili pepper driven finish. Nice balance, complexity, and restraint that will show well in cocktails.
88 points $32.95
Kas’tell Vodka
88 points
$34.99
Clear. Slightly floral aromas are creamy and fruit with a silky, dryish medium body and Concord grape note and herbal and a wax edge. A nice flavor nuanced choice for cocktails.
88 points $34.99
American Star Vodka
88 points
$38.99
Clear. Mild aromas of talc and custard pastry with a silky, dryish medium body and a vanilla yogurt, grassy earth, and dried berry nuanced finish with pleasant warmth.
88 points $38.99
360 Glazed Donut Vodka
87 points
$10.99
Best Buy
Aromas of candied toasted nuts and caramel corn with a silky, sweet medium body and a peppery, honeyed toast, and beeswax accented finish.
87 points $10.99 Best Buy
Alaska Vodka
87 points
$11
Best Buy
Clear. Aromas of citrus, delicate spice and cream with a supple, dryish medium body and a powdered sugar, pepper, and vanilla candle accented finish. A solid vodka.
87 points $11 Best Buy
Northern Peak Peach Vodka
87 points
$11.99
Best Buy
Clear. Delicate peach jolly rancher and skin aromas with a lively, lightly tannic, fruity sweet light body and a peach soda, lemon pepper, and waxy honeycomb finish. Solid peach flavor for mixing.
87 points $11.99 Best Buy
UV Citrus Vodka
87 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Clear. Lightly floral aromas of baked lemons in wax paper and lemon-lime soda with a soft, fruity sweet light body and a lemon diet candy, jasmine, and lip balm accented finish. Nice floral lemon flavors.
87 points $12.99 Best Buy
Smirnoff Vanilla Flavored Vodka
87 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Clear. Bright aromas of fresh vanilla frosting and whipped cream with a supple, mildly sweet light-to-medium body and a mineral, pepper, and nut oil accented finish.
87 points $13.99 Best Buy
Kalinka Export Vodka
87 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Clear. Aromas suggest bread crust and nuts with a soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a salt water taffy, limestone, pepper, and beeswax accented finish.
87 points $14.99 Best Buy
2Nite Sicilian Blood Orange Vodka
87 points
$18.99
Clear. Interesting aromas of candied orange peels with a hint of anise, nut and mint leaf. Silky and fruity sweet with a medium body and a tangy, almost juicy, tangerine, simple syrup, and warming pepper finish. An almost liqueur-like orange vodka that is a bit cloying on it’s own, but will mix well.
87 points $18.99
Voli Espresso Vanilla Fusion Vodka
87 points
$18.99
Clear with a nickel cast. Aromas of chocolate espresso beans and hazelnut latte with a supple mildly sweet light-to-medium body and a pleasant, savory salted chocolate and mocha ice finish.
87 points $18.99
Voli Light Orange Vanilla Fusion Vodka
87 points
$18.99
Clear. Aroma of orange yogurt and candy with a silky, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a slick orange rice candy and vanilla cream finish. A mild orange vodka.
87 points $18.99
Voli Light Raspberry Cocoa Fusion Vodka
87 points
$18.99
Clear. Aromas and flavors of malted cocoa powder and dark roasted nuts and soy beans with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a mild chocolate-raspberry ice cream, cookie, and wax accented finish. Fun mild chocolate vodka for artisanal cocktails.
87 points $18.99
Tahoe Blue Vodka
87 points
$29.99
Clear. Delicate aromas suggest frosted berry pastry, grainy cereal, and tapioca with a silky, dryish light-to-medium body and a creamy, slate and honeyed nut accented finish. Nice robust grain character for cocktails.
87 points $29.99
Vodka Viracocha Vodka
87 points
$33
Clear. Earthy aromas of toasted grain, shredded wheat cracker, salted nuts, and polenta with a silky, dryish medium body and a powdered honey, savory cream, pickling and pepper finish with lingering, tingling heat.
Frïs Citrus Freeze Vodka
86 points
$10.99
Best Buy
Clear. Bright aromas of fresh lemon meringue pie with a satiny dryish light-to-medium body with a drying orange and lemon oil, flour, and mineral accented finish. Very clean and understated citrus flavor for refined cocktails.
86 points $10.99 Best Buy
Ivanabitch Blackberry Flavored Vodka
86 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Clear. Aromas of berry scented talc powder and dried flowers with a silky, fruity medium body and a lingering, perfumed violet candy,berry sherbet, and sweet spice accented finish. Pungently floral.
86 points $12.99 Best Buy
Smirnoff Whipped Cream Flavored Vodka
86 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Clear. Aromas of coconut macaroon and marshmallow with a silky, moderately sweet medium body and a warming, sugary whipped cream and pepper finish. Pretty sweet, almost a liqueur.
86 points $13.99 Best Buy
Graham’s Texas Tea Vodka
86 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Copper color. Convincing aroma of recently brewed tea has a nice woody quality with a silky, off-dry medium body and a sweet lemon tea finish. Simple and direct.
86 points $14.99 Best Buy
Komouraska Vodka
86 points
$18
Clear. Husky grain, roasted chestnuts, cheese rind, and peppered jerky aromas with a supple, dryish medium body and a sautéed mushroom, honeycomb, powdered sugar, and grassy earth finish with peppery warmth. Lots of umami notes here for savory cocktails.
SKYY Infusions Passion Fruit Vodka
86 points
$18.49
Clear. Aromas and flavors of tropical fruit punch and bubblegum with a soft, odd-dry light-to-medium body and a tangy, pepper accented finish. Nice vibrancy for tropical cocktails.
86 points $18.49
ID The Black Onyx Edition Vodka
86 points
$24
Clear. Aromas suggest praline, honeycomb, and wet grain with a supple, dryish medium body and a powdered sugar, mineral and white pepper finish.
Frïs Orange Freeze Vodka
85 points
$10.99
Clear. Aromas of orange sherbet and Tang with a glycerous dryish light-to-medium body and a rather dry dried orange and powdered milk accented finish.
85 points $10.99
Smirnoff Raspberry Flavored Vodka
85 points
$13.99
Clear. Aroma and flavor of creamy raspberry gelato with a silky, sweet light-to-medium body and waxy berry candy wrapper, balsa, and vanilla cream finish. A solid berry flavored vodka for mixing.
85 points $13.99
Smirnoff Cinna-Sugar Twist Flavored Vodka
85 points
$13.99
Clear. Toasty cinnamon roll and nut aromas with a supple, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a mineral, nut oil, pastry dough, and pepper finish. Pleasant.
85 points $13.99
Alpine Blu Peach Vodka
85 points
$14.99
Clear. Aromas of peach sorbet and pie with a lightly tannic, fruity sweet medium body and a peach nectar, soda, and slightly prickly pepper finish. Good peach flavor for mixing.
85 points $14.99
Excalibur Vodka
85 points
$24.95
Clear. Aromas of starched and ironed linen, toasted nut bread, prairie grass, and vanilla taffy with a satiny, dryish medium body and a sweet cream, toasty praline, wet limestone, and model wax accented finish.
85 points $24.95
UV Sriracha Vodka
84 points
$12.99
Clear with a platinum blue cast. Bold aromas of sriracha pepper sauce are quite convincing with a silky, off-dry sweet custard and pepper jelly of raisin scone accented finish with tingling warmth. The juxtaposition of hot and sweet is a little too toward to sweet to be very practical in savory cocktails, but the Asian pepper sauce character is true. For daredevil cocktails.
84 points $12.99
UV Vodka
84 points
$12.99
Clear. Fruity and flavors aromas suggest berry Jell-O, cereal, and nougat with a soft, fruity-yet-dry light-to-medium body and a relaxed wax candy and warming pepper finish. A good mixing vodka.
84 points $12.99
Veil Citron Vodka
84 points
$13.99
Clear. Aromas of Italian lemon soda and gelatin with a soft, fruity light body and a lemon cream, lemon leaf, chalk, and warming pepper accented finish.
84 points $13.99
ID Premium Vodka
84 points
$14
Clear. Grainy aromas and flavors suggest wet grain, hay, nuts, and wax with a soft, off-dry medium body and an warming,, oily, honeyed cereal, chalk, and hot pepper accented finish. Very much like a white whisky; will be good in vodka tonics.
Alpine Blu Raspberry Vodka
84 points
$14.99
Clear. Mild aromas and flavors of berry powder drink, shredded wheat cracker, and evaporated milk with a soft, mildly sweet and lightly tannic, light body and quick, flour and berry phosphate accented finish.
84 points $14.99
Oddka Salty Caramel Popcorn Vodka
84 points
$15.99
Brilliant golden yellow color with a green cast. Aromas of brown butter and dark roasted nuts with a silky, mildly sweet light-to-medium body and a mineral, nut oil, and pepper accented finish.
84 points $15.99
Starlite Vodka
84 points
$15.99
Clear. Aromas and flavors of papaya custard, celery soda, and nut bread aromas with a supple, dryish medium body and a peppery, melted wax, chalk, and dried pineapple accented finish. Interesting.
84 points $15.99
Lucky Player Vodka
84 points
$24.99
Clear. Somewhat neutral nose with suggestions of clay, paper, and nutshell. Silky textured, dry and light-to-medium body with a vanilla candle, pepper, and plastic wrap finish.
84 points $24.99
Infuse Mango Vodka
84 points
$25
Pale emerald straw color. Interesting aromas of frosted carrot cake and banana bread with a supple, fruity medium body and a dried mango and apple cereal, hot pepper, and and polished cedar finish. Curious, but should make for interesting cocktails.
Oola Rosemary Flavored Vodka
84 points
$32.95
Slightly hazy silver amber color. Aromas of rosemary marinate, treated cedar, and white chocolate fudge with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a sweet-and-savory, Middle Eastern honeyed rosemary-cardamom pastry finish. Interesting.
84 points $32.95
SKYY Infusions Moscato Grape Vodka
83 points
$18.49
Clear. Concord grape juice, grassy herb, waxy honeycomb with a soft, fruity light body and a perfumed lilac water and grape sorbet finish with a hot peppercorn and melted wax notes.
83 points $18.49
2Nite Vodka Premium Italiana
83 points
$18.99
Clear. Aromas suggest beeswax, overripe citrus, and sour cream with a soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a dusty grain, wax candy wrapper and straw finish. A rustic vodka for mixing.
83 points $18.99
Five Citron Vodka
83 points
$19.99
Clear. Aromas of lemon Jell-O and lemonade with a soft lightly tannic light-to-medium body and a granulated sugar and diet lemon cream soda finish.
83 points $19.99
Batch 206 Mad Mint Vodka
83 points
$25.95
Clear. Enticing aromas of chocolate mint fudge, pepper, and delicate medicinal herbs and barks with a silky, dryish medium body a penetrating mint mouthwash and peppery alcohol finish with lingering tongue-tingling heat. Intense, primal mintiness, use sparingly.
83 points $25.95
Seraphine Chai Tea Flavored Vodka
83 points
$34.99
Amber color. Aromas of spicy chai tea and pumpkin and apple pies with a supple, bone dry, flat medium body and a drying, tannic, and earthy tea leaf, dried brown spice,pithy reed, and chalk finish. A little too astringent and ungenerous on the finish.
83 points $34.99
Alpine Blu Whipped Cream Vodka
82 points
$14.99
Clear. Aromas of vanilla yogurt and candied peanuts with a soft sweet light body and pepper, wax paper, canned whipped cream, and metal accented finish.
82 points $14.99
Voli Light Mango Coconut Fusion Vodka
82 points
$18.99
Clear. Earthy caramelized canned mango, nutskin, dried flowers, and coconut husk aromas with a silky, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a slick nut oil, creamy nougat, balsa, and suntan lotion like finish. A bit off the mark.
82 points $18.99
Wild Roots Northwest Red Raspberry Vodka
82 points
$33
Dark garnet color (looks like a shiraz). Attractive natural aromas and flavors of crushed raspberries and baked raspberry tart with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium body and somewhat fleeting, earthy beet, weedy gravel road, and slight artificial sweetener finish. Promising nose, but falls a little flat on the mid-palate and especially the finish.
Smirnoff Sorbet Light Mango Passionfruit Flavored Vodka
81 points
$13.99
Clear. Aromas of mango sorbet have a wax paper edge with a soft, mildly sweet light body and a mango core, pepper, cooling menthol mint, tinny artificial sweetener powder, and melted wax accented finish. A bit too mild and artificial.
81 points $13.99
Smirnoff Sorbet Light Raspberry Pomegranate Flavored Vodka
81 points
$13.99
Clear. Aromas of strawberry shortcake with whipped cream and berry Starburst candies with a soft, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a cooling menthol mint and diet berry seltzer water finish.
81 points $13.99
Five Peach Vodka
81 points
$19.99
Clear. Aromas of singed peach pie crust, toasty praline, and overripe peach with a soft, fruity light body and a peach pit, honey,parchment, moss, and hot pepper finish. A bit of mustiness detracts.
81 points $19.99
Five Raspberry Vodka
81 points
$19.99
Clear. Tinny aromas of dried berries and berry flavored vitamin powder with a tannic, fruity sweet light body and a tart berry aspirin, canned whipped cream, and dusty hay finish.
81 points $19.99
Mark One Passion Fruit Vodka
80 points
$10.99
Clear. Aromas of fruit punch soda on burn candle with a gritty fruity sweet light body and an acrid children’s baby aspirin finish.
80 points $10.99
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