August 2015 - Vodka & Flavored Vodka

This month's Spirits feature is Vodka & Flavored Vodka
Vodka & Flavored Vodka Reviews
211300
FASHION VODKA
Luxury Collection
Clear color. Muted aromas of grain, nuts, and citrus pastry with a supple, soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-long chalk, cream, fig bread, and pepper finish. A great combination of precision and liveliness.
96 points $31.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211461
Sobieski
Estate Vodka
Clear color. Mild, citrusy, clean boozy hot aromas of vapor and nut with a satiny, crisp, dryish medium body and a peppery, interesting, medium-length citrus wax candy, sweet cream, pepper, and chalk finish. A lively vodka for vodka tonics, or rum cocktails.
95 points $24.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211190
Stumbras
Vodka Jagiello
Clear color. Faint aromas of nougat and cereal with a silky, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, captivating, medium-length sweet cream, dried fruit, pepper, and saline finish. A rock solid vodka with a nice texture and tingle.
94 points $19.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211175
Stolichnaya
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
Stolichnaya
"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
211091
Magic Crystal
Premium Vodka
Clear color. Faint, clean aromas of shredded wheat, date pastry, and table cracker with a satiny, soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long citrus meringue, minerals, and pink pepper finish. A pure, delicious, creamy textured vodka that is sure to please.
94 points $23.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211153
Effen
Vodka
Clear color. Aromas of grainy toast and geranium with a silky, soft, dryish light-to-medium body and an engaging, breezy citrus and nut oils, dried fruit, minerals, and pepper finish. A very smooth and elegant vodka for martinis.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211092
Staritsky & Levitsky
Reserve Vodka
Clear color. Faint, grainy aromas of toasted grain and nuts with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length sweet cream, wet stones, and grass finish. A bright yet neutral vodka that will play nicely in cocktails or neat.
94 points $27.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211296
Wyborowa
Vodka
Clear color. Aromas of whipped cream and minerals with a satiny, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a warming, medium-length nutskin, pepper, and honeyed citrus finish. A nice vodka for mixing.
93 points $15.99 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
211185
Texas Tail
Vodka
Clear color. Muted aromas of grain husk, beeswax, and tapioca with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, subtle, long sweet cream, powdered sugar, minerals, and honeyed citrus finish. A very tasty, classically styled vodka.
93 points $19.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211173
Stolichnaya
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
Stolichnaya
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
211093
Pur Class
Vodka
Clear color. Aromas of carrot cake and spice with a soft, tangy, fruity sweet medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length vanilla cream, nougat, and mocha latte finish. A very nice, creamy vodka that will mix well.
93 points $23 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211363
Prince Igor
Extreme Vodka
Clear color. Delicate, clean, citrusy aromas of porcelain, pepper, and dried citrus with a velvety, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-length sweet cream, powdered sugar, and minerals finish. Great texture and balance with an elegant style.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211218
Vodka de Marc de Raisin
Ultra Premium Vodka
Clear color. Bright, exotic, fruity floral aromas of lychee, potpourri, and golden raisin chutney on orange scone with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a polished, long powdered sugar, creme Anglaise, dried fruit melange, and limestone finish. A superbly crafted fruit-driven vodka with elegance and a unique hypnotic style.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
209719
Square One
Bergamot Vodka
Minutely hazy clear color. Bright, attractive, citrusy floral aromas of candied lemon peel, orange cake, and floral herbal tea with a soft, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, involved, medium-long lemon rice candy, pepper, and mineral finish. A delicious and dainty floral lemon vodka with lots of layers for creative cocktailsmanship.
93 points $34.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211256
Rogue Spirits
Voodoo Bacon Maple Vodka
Clear color. Confected aromas of butterscotch, maple fudge, and caramelized bacon with a satiny, fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, long roasted nuts and coffee gelato finish. A fun, cream, maple and coffee flavored vodka.
93 points $40.25
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211301
Stalinskaya
Vodka
Clear color. Delicate aromas of sweet cream, citrus scone, and nut brittle with a supple, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a warming, charming, medium-long honeycomb and pepper finish. A nice range of subtle flavors make this a pleasure to drink.
92 points $9 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211303
Stalinskaya
Silver Vodka
Clear color. Faint aromas of granola, citrus cream, and delicate spice with a silky, lively, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a polished, appealing, medium-length fondant, tapioca, pepper, and chalk finish. A clean, precise, and delicious vodka that is sure to please.
92 points $11 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211298
Wódka
Vodka
Clear color. Aromas of nougat, delicate spice, and slate with a velvety, soft, dry light-to-medium body and a medium-length nut oil and minerals finish. A super clean, super neutral vodka.
92 points $11.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
210169
SKYY
Infusions Texas Grapefruit
Clear color. Bright, citrusy aromas of fresh cut grapefruit with a satiny, vibrant, off-dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long citrus peels, simple syrup, and pepper finish. Delicious, very natural tasting and multidimensional grapefruit flavor.
92 points $18.49 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211102
KINKY®
Vodka
Clear color. Aromas of nut brittle, bread crust, and rain water on pavement with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, refreshing, breezy citrus rice candy, gelatin, potato, and minerals finish. An engaging vodka with a citrusy character.
92 points $19.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211115
Pau Maui
Vodka
Clear color. Muted, citrusy aromas of dried pineapple and papaya and cream with a glycerous, bright, dryish medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-length wet stones, coconut and rain water, and pepper finish. A nice and lively, rather rum-like vodka with good viscosity and a touch of tropical fruit.
92 points $21.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211166
Voli
Vodka
Clear color. Aromas of melon, tropical fruit candy, and cereal with a silky, soft, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, intricate, medium-length papaya gelato, white macadamia brittle, bison grass, and pepper finish. A elegant and lightly fruity vodka that will mix well.
92 points $24.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211222
Roxx
Vodka
Clear color. Faint, clean, grainy pure aromas of nougat with a velvety, shy, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, delightful, breezy dried fruits, puff pastry, and pepper finish. A smooth, lively and very tasty vodka that is sure to please.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211355
Method and Standard
Original Vodka
Clear color. Aromas of white nuts and bread with a glycerous, crisp, dryish medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length simple syrup, fruit pastry, delicate pepper, and limestone finish. A clean, refreshing and flavorful vodka that will be very versatile.
92 points $32.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
210966
Woody Creek
Signature Potato Vodka
Bright clear color. Bright, peppery aromas of roasted nuts and fruits, coffee beans, and cocoa with a soft, dryish light body and a tingling, interesting, brisk chocolate mousse finish. A fun, snappy vodka with a creamy chocolatey center.
92 points $32.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
209657
Santamania
Premium Vodka
Bright clear color. Delicate, citrusy, complex fruity grassy aromas of lime zest and honey cream with a soft, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, brisk pineapple gelatin candy, powdered sugar, and pink pepper finish. A lovely citrusy vodka that makes the mouth water; try in gin cocktails.
92 points $36.75
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211271
Chuckanut Bay
Potato Vodka
Clear color. Toasty aromas of nougat and raisin bread with a supple, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, long mocha cream, ground nuts, spiced fig, and minerals finish. A zesty fruit nuanced vodka that will mix brilliantly.
92 points $37.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211904
Kruto
Original Vodka
Clear color. Mild, clean, yeasty aromas of porcelain, nutskin, and tapioca with a satiny, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, charming, medium-long sweet cream, limestone, citrus, and moss finish. A vibrant, delicious vodka that will be very versatile.
91 points $13.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211113
Ivanhalder’s
1815 Vodka
Clear color. Mild, floral, clean aromas of pie crust and salty pretzel with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, refreshing, medium-long rice pudding, sweet cream, talc, and pepper dust finish. A very clean, rock solid vodka.
91 points $16.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211354
Class V
Vodka
Clear color. Lively, complex aromas of citrus-cherry gelato, pistachio toffee, and latte with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, compelling, medium-length black licorice, top soil, and smoked peppercorn finish. An interesting confluence of flavors for adventuresome cocktails.
91 points $23.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211268
VDKA 6100
Vodka
Clear color. Clean aromas of bread crust and cheese olive pastry with a soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, buoyant nougat, cream, minerals, and dried citrus finish. A very clean and attractive vodka.
91 points $31.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211418
360
Huckleberry Vodka
Clear color. Mild, fruity, floral aromas of huckleberry sorbet and lilac with a satiny, bright, off-dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, layered, medium-length simple syrup and berry cream finish. A rich and satisfying exotic berry treat.
90 points $12.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211158
Eight Degrees
Cucumber Vodka
Bright clear color. Bright, fruity aromas of cucumber relish and soufflé and melon sorbet with a glycerous, crisp, off-dry medium body and a warming, complex, medium-length melon rind, cream tapioca, pepper, and stones finish. A pleasant, peppery cucumber vodka that will punch through in cocktails.
90 points $17.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211905
Kruto
Flawless Vodka
Clear color. Mild, floral, clean aromas of creme fraiche, bread crust, and nutskin with a silky, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length sweet cream, minerals, and fig pastry finish. A piquant, nicely crafted vodka that will cover a lot of bases.
90 points $19.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
209741
Den Klodsede Bjørn
Den Rene Bjørn// The Pure Bear Vodka
Clear color. Delicate, toasty aromas of cream of wheat, fruity nutty granola, and custard with an vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a peppery, nuanced, medium-length raisin bran, coconut water, pepper, and rye cracker finish. A nice grainy vodka with lively artisanal potstill, white whisky-like character.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211111
Poppin
Original Vodka
Clear color. Aromas of rice candy, herbs, and cream with a soft, bright, fruity light body and a tingling, snappy war vanilla milk, delicate spice, and honeyed lemon and melon finish. A smooth, effortless vodka that will mix brilliantly.
89 points $8.49 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211118
Nue
Vodka
Clear color. Aromas of bread and stones with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, medium-length honeyed orange, sweet cream, and nut oil finish. A clean, precisely made vodka that will be a great neat or as a blank canvas for cocktails.
89 points $12.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211162
Opaline
Vodka
Opaque clear silver color. Muted, toasty aromas of salty roasted nuts and grains and potato chip with a velvety, soft, medium body and a warming, medium-length citrus, vanilla, pepper, and herbs finish. A lively creamy vodka that will mix well.
89 points $12.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211345
Envious
Vodka
Bright clear color. Muted, toasty aromas of latte and nougat with a velvety, soft, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, engaging, breezy coconut cream finish. A solid, rum-like mixing vodka.
89 points $14.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211055
Boru
Irish Vodka
Clear color. Grainy aromas of porcelain and nougat with a soft, bright, dryish medium body and a tingling, compelling, breezy custard, fig scone, talc, and lemon pepper finish. A delicate, dainty vodka with a nice grainy core.
89 points $19.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211079
Kirkland Signature
French Vodka
Clear color. Faint aromas of wheatberry bread, granola, mocha, and dried cherry with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, captivating, medium-length orange ice, minerals, cream, and coconut water finish. A nicely textured vodka with a fruity underbelly.
89 points $19.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211323
Fugu
Horchata Vodka
Opaque slivery straw color. Mild aromas of horchata and flan with a glycerous, bright, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a tingling, engaging, snappy finish. finish. A clean and attractive horchata flavored vodka bordering on liqueur.
89 points $20.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211326
Fugu
Habanero Vodka
Clear color. Delicate, smoky aromas of smoked and grilled hot peppers and salty roasted potato puree with a satiny, bright, dry light body and a hot, interesting, medium-long habenero hot sauce, nougat, and cream finish. A nice, very spicy hot vodka for mixing.
89 points $20.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
209783
Cosmik
Pure Diamond Vodka
Bright clear color. Mild, citrusy aromas of lemon candy and pastry with a silky, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, quick waxy honeycomb, lemon custard, and minerals finish. A zesty, refreshing vodka that will mix well.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211272
Chuckanut Bay
Vodka
Clear color. Rich, curious, savory aromas of soy rice cake, sautéed mushrooms, and chestnut brittle with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, appealing, medium-length whipped cream, white maple toffee, and cherry pit finish. This has an interesting combination of savory and sweet notes.
89 points $29.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211246
Sno
Vodka
Clear color. Aromas of caramelized nuts and bouillon with a silky, soft, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long mocha latte, burnt sugar, raisin toast, and pepper finish. An interesting, toasty vodka.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211269
Ocean
Organic Vodka
Clear color. Mild, boozy aromas of creamy latte and nougat with a shy, dry-yet-fruity light body and a peppery, brisk fruit pastry, pepper, minerals, and chalky finish. A lively, creamy vodka that will add some zing to cocktails.
89 points $33.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208030
Den Klodsede Bjørn
Vodka
Clear color. Faint aromas of toasted soda bread, honey butter, and marmalade with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length creme brulee, fig bread, peppercorns, and minerals finish. A lively and appealing vodka that will be quite versatile.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211417
360
Peach Vodka
Clear color. Mild, citrusy aromas of pickled melon and lime, peach skin and pit, and tapioca with an oily, crisp, moderately sweet medium body and a sleek, charming, medium-long peach sorbet and custard and minerals finish. A delicious and dimensional peach vodka that will mix brilliantly.
88 points $12.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211160
Knight’s Hall
Vodka
Clear color. Clean aromas of citrus custard and phyllo dough with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, charming, medium-length kiwi, key lime pie, and pepper finish. A very zesty and lively vodka that will be great in citrus cocktails.
88 points $17.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211085
Banner
Natural Vodka
Clear color. Mild, interesting aromas of hazelnut nougat, spumoni gelato, and oatmeal raisin cookie with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a silky, easy pepper-herb muffin, chalk, and moss finish. A nice creamy, nutty vodka.
88 points $18 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
210168
SKYY
Infusions Pacific Blueberry Vodka
Clear color. Bright, fruity aromas of blueberry sorbet and cobbler with a satiny, bright, off-dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, medium-length simple syrup and gelatin and rice candies finish. A nicely flavored vodka.
88 points $18.49 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
210068
Veved Ice
Premium Vodka
Clear color. Aromas of cereal and porcelain with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, delightful, medium-length wet stones, pepper, sweet cream, and citrus wax candy finish. A vibrant, zesty vodka that will shine in citrus cocktails.
88 points $19.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211292
Anders’
Vodka
Clear color. Delicate, sweet aromas of almond frosting on white cake and cherry pastry with a soft, fruity light body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length whipped cream, wax candy, talc, and white chocolate finish. A pleasant, cake like vodka that will be fun in fruity cocktails.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211291
Blue Heron
Vodka
Clear color. Bright, fruity aromas of raisin bran, custard, and plantain chips with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity body and a silky, delightful, medium-length banana-mocha gelato, candy corn, coconut water, and pepper dust finish. A nicely textured, tropical, rum-like vodka for fruity cocktails.
88 points $24.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211249
Hue
Vodka
Clear color. Lively, creamy, grainy aromas of fondant on petit fours, chestnut nougat, and flour with a satiny, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, compelling, medium-long grainy rye pastry, raisin bran, citrus, and pepper finish. A vibrant grainy vodka with a real artisanal character.
88 points $29.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211247
50 Bleu
Ultra Premium Vodka
Bright clear color. Rich, interesting, meaty aromas of turkey jerky, bread dough, and smoked peppercorn with a glycerous, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, charming, snappy creme brulee and minerals finish. A interesting, silky vodka with a nice toasty grain character for interesting cocktails.
88 points $34.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211097
St. Blaise
Vodka
Clear color. Aromas of vanilla nuts and honeycomb with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, refreshing, medium-length horchata, chalk, and delicate pepper finish. A nice zesty vodka.
88 points $34.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211112
Southern Style
Sweet Tea Vodka
Copper color. Delicate, attractive aromas of ice tea with a lightly tannic, crisp, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a tingling, relaxed lemon, honeyed floral white tea, and pepper finish. A pleasant tea vodka for carefree sipping on the rocks.
87 points $8.49 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211295
2Nite
Tuscan Peach Flavored Vodka
Clear color. Lively, fruity aromas of peach sorbet and tropical punch with a glycerous, vibrant, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and an effortless, interesting, medium-length dried peach and simple syrup finish. Rich and delicious peach flavor that will stand out in cocktails.
87 points $17.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211032
Wheatley
Vodka
Clear color. Faint, attractive aromas of nougat, frosted cereal, and cream with an even, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, engaging, medium-long marshmallow, pepper, and minerals finish. A spunky vodka with a creamy middle and nice tingle.
87 points $17.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211029
Five Wives
Vodka
Clear color. Faint, minty, grainy aromas of porcelain, frosted wheat, and granola with a silky, crisp, dryish light body and a warming, intriguing, easy nut oil, powdered sugar, citrus cream, and pepper dust finish. A bright and sassy vodka for cocktails.
87 points $19.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211324
Fugu
Jamaica Vodka
Clear amber color. Faint, floral aromas of cranberry custard, hibiscus, and strawberry fruit leather with a glycerous, lively, off-dry medium body and a tingling, interesting, pomegranate and honeyed spiced apple finish. Great pure hibiscus flavor that will be fun to mix with.
87 points $20.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
210907
Blysk
Vodka
Clear color. Delicate, grainy aromas of raisin bread and berry cream with a soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a peppery, medium-long powdered sugar, minerals, and cellophane finish. A solid vodka for mixing.
87 points $21.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211147
Jackpot
Vodka
Clear color. Aromas of chocolate raisin nut bar, vanilla yogurt, and nightshade with a lightly tannic, lively, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a peppery, medium-long mango ice, citrus gelatin candy, mint cream, and pepper finish. An unusual vodka.
87 points $24.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211794
Infuse
Cinnamon Apple Vodka
Golden amber color. Bright, fruity, pure aromas of dried apple and pear, raisins and prunes, and praline with a satiny, bright, off-dry medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length grainy nut bread, dried citrus, and peppery spices finish. A great dried harvest fruit flavored vodka that screams for fall cocktails.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211353
619
Vodka
Clear color. Faint aromas of cream of wheat, custard, and geranium with a soft, bright, dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, brisk minerals, straw, and gelatin candy finish. A very clean, very smooth vodka.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211358
Method and Standard
Apple Spice Vodka
Bright gold color. Delicate, attractive, pure aromas of cinnamon spiced baked apple with a velvety, vibrant, moderately sweet medium body and a tingling, compelling, medium-length nut, mineral, and pepper dust finish. A spiced apple vodka that delivers what it promises.
87 points $32.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211257
Ironworks
Vodka
Clear silver color. Bright, creamy, fruity aromas of apricots and raisins in cream and pear with a supple, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, amusing, easy dried apples in cream, minerals, and delicate peppery spice finish. A very fruity and attractive vodka that is sure to please.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211302
Stalinskaya
Blue Vodka
Clear color. Aromas of toasted whole nuts and baked parchment with a soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a peppery, swift whipped cream, roasted grain, pepper, and soil finish. A sturdy vodka for mixing.
86 points $12 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211109
Blue Ivy
Vodka
Clear color. Faint aromas of toasted grain and stone with a supple, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, rapid orange gelatin and pepper finish. A solid vodka for mixing.
86 points $12.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211344
Ten Thirty
Vodka
Bright clear color. Clean, floral aromas of powder cookie with a silky, dryish light body and a seamless, short milk and minerals finish. A very neutral and mild.
86 points $13.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211617
Griffon
Vault Vodka
Bright clear color. Mild, floral aromas of honeyed citrus and panettone with a supple, soft, dry light body and a smooth, fleeting melon, spice, and papaya finish. A nice fruity vodka with a tropical twist.
86 points $14.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211361
Pickers
Blood Orange Vodka
Pale silvery pink amber color. Delicate, citrusy aromas of orange candy and cake with a soft, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, breezy custard, peppery spices, and nut finish. A solid orange vodka for cocktails.
86 points $14.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
210824
Pyramid
Vodka
Bright clear color. Bright, nutty aromas of pistachio nougat and gelato, hazelnut latte, and toasted coconut with a glycerous, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, medium-long green apple custard, cajeta, pepper spices, and chalk finish. A wild and wooly spirity vodka with a lot of charm.
86 points $19.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211350
Teton
"100" Vodka
Clear color. Mild aromas of vanilla nut fudge, maple sugar, and magic marker with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a overripe pineapple, banana yogurt, white pepper, and ink finish. A wild and wooly vodka for adventurous cocktails.
86 points $24.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211319
Quicksilver
Vodka
Bright clear color. Muted, clean, boozy aromas of pistachio nougat, cashew gelato, and fig pastry with a soft, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a warming, engaging, breezy vanilla pudding, powdered sugar, peppery spices, and peppery spices finish. A vibrant, creamy vodka that will be fun to mix with.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211362
Prince Igor
Vodka
Clear color. Mild, grainy, minerally aromas of stone and pepper with a supple, dryish light body and a tingling, interesting, breezy nougat, custard, powdered sugar, and chalk finish. A nice zesty, creamy vodka that will liven up cocktails.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208396
Blaum Bros.
HellFyre
Slivery straw color. Bold, spicy aromas of jalapeño pepper jelly and pepper bread toast with a satiny, racy, dryish light-to-medium body and a hot, elegant, very long chili peppers, cantaloupe and honeydew, and roasted pepper finish. A very pure, precise, and penetrating pepper vodka with a hint of melon fruitiness.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211357
Method and Standard
Strawberry Vodka
Golden amber color. Bright aromas of toasted marshmallow and strawberry shortcake with whipped cream with a supple, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, breezy strawberry preserves and melon rind finish. Attractive strawberry flavor for mixing.
86 points $32.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211255
Rogue Spirits
Oregon Single Malt Vodka
Clear color. Mild aromas of salt water taffy and frosted white cake with a soft, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a tingling, breezy vanilla caramel nougat bar, powdered sugar, and hazelnut skin finish. A pleasant vodka for cocktails.
86 points $47.75
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211114
Veil
Vodka Pineapple
Clear color. Bright, tropical, fruity aromas of sliced pineapple and fruit punch with a velvety, crisp, sweet light-to-medium body and a tingling, compelling, medium-long orange baby aspirin, pepper, and sucralose finish. Solid pineapple flavor for mixing.
85 points $9.49
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211346
Kirkland Signature
American Vodka
Clear color. Faint aromas of pastry and pepper with a silky, bright, dryish body and a tingling, interesting, snappy stones, dried citrus, powdered sugar, and nougat finish. A vibrant, lively vodka with pleasing warmth.
85 points $13.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211161
Mon Bijou
Vodka
Opaque clear silver color. Delicate, boozy, grassy aromas of anise, date bread, and nougat with a supple, crisp, dry light-to-medium body and a peppery, compelling, long minerals, rice candy, peaches and cream, and pepper finish. A lively and well balanced vodka.
85 points $16.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211031
Five Wives
Sinful Cinnamon Vodka
Clear color. Delicate, dank, unusual funky aromas of cinnamon simple syrup, ground roasted nuts, and spiced pork rinds with a glycerous, bright, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a tingling, medium-length cream and raisin bread pudding finish. A likable cinnamon flavored vodka.
85 points $17.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211796
Infuse
Peach Vodka
Brilliant gold color. Fruity aromas of peach cobbler, dried apricot, and pineapple cake with a satiny, bright, off-dry medium body and a graceful, easy bread pudding, spice, pepper, and earth finish. A drier styled peach vodka.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211108
Alverion Gray
Potato Vodka
Clear color. Aromas of pistachio gelato, peach-cheese danish, and cake wrapper with a silky, soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a hot, intriguing, medium-long powdered sugar, minerals, and mint cream finish. An interesting vodka with nice fruity, nutty overtones.
85 points $29.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211330
Vikre
Lake Superior Vodka
Bright clear color. Bright, clean aromas of citrus compote and oil, herbs, saddle soap, and putty with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, intriguing, swift menthol mint and grass finish. A very interesting, earthy herbal vodka for adventurous cocktails.
85 points $29.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211119
Nue
Peach Flavored Vodka
Clear color. Delicate, fruity aromas of ripe peaches with a silky, bright, sweet medium body and a warming, engaging, breezy peach and melon sorbets, wax candy, pepper, and flowers finish. A sweet fruity peach vodka.
84 points $12.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211347
Rye Harbor
Vodka
Bright clear color. Muted, boozy, clean aromas of toasted grain and nuts and mocha cream with a supple, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, brisk citrus gelatin, powdered sugar, chalk, and pepper finish. A solid vodka for mixing.
84 points $16.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211030
Five Wives
Heavenly Vanilla Custard Vodka
Clear color. Bright, confected aromas of white cake with almond frosting, roasted nuts, and fish food with a glycerous, lively, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a tingling, snappy vanilla custard pastry, white nut brittle, and pepper finish. A solid vanilla vodka.
84 points $17.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211228
Off the Hoof
Scrapple Flavored Vodka
Clear color. Delicate, spicy aromas of nutmeg and mace, corn pudding and husk, roasted whole nuts, and minerals spirit with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a warming, relaxed grain, spice, melon rind, and mineral finish. A playful, lightly spiced vodka.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211245
TimberJack
Vodka
Clear color. Aromas of lemon cleanser and anise with a soft, shy, dryish light body and a warming, breezy sugar and wax finish. An earthy vodka with some wooly notes.
84 points $22.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211150
Dry County Distillery
Copper Still Vodka
Clear color. Mild, fruity, creamy aromas of fruit custard tart and zucchini bread with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a peppery, cheery pepper, wax, and earth finish. A sturdy mixing vodka.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211793
Infuse
Orange Clove Vodka
Light gold color. Bright, citrusy aromas of spicy orange-clove cake and apple cider with a satiny, soft, dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, delightful, medium-length dusty spices and orange peel finish. An interesting spicy citrus vodka.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211237
Jaan
Premium Spiced Vodka
Clear color. Faint aromas of dried citrus and toast with a supple, soft, dryish light body and a warming, medium-length lemon cream, nougat, horchata, and pepper finish. A nicely restrained, delicately spicy vodka.
84 points $27.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
209708
St. Augustine Distillery
Florida Cane Vodka
Clear color. Mild, toasty aromas of nut brittle, chocolate coconut cookie, and peppercorn muffin with a glycerous, crisp, dryish light body and a warming, fast sweet cream, cherry rice candy, pepper, and chalk finish. An interesting toasty vodka.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211946
Golia
Vodka
Brilliant clear color. Muted, clean, floral aromas of grain and stone with a soft, light body and a smooth, short cream, dried fruit, and spice finish. A nice stony vodka that is pleasing.
84 points $29.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208395
Blaum Bros.
Vodka
Clear color. Mild, vegetal, funky odd roasted aromas of coconut cookie and corn custard with a supple, crisp, dryish medium body and a peppery, interesting, cheery dried citrus, chalk, vanilla milk, and pepper finish. A solid, grainy mixing vodka.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211351
GT Vishnovka
Cherry Vodka
Light color. Faint aromas of cherry pit with a soft, dryish light body and a smooth, brisk finish. finish. A mellow cherry vodka.
83 points $24.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211795
Infuse
Lemon Vodka
Pale slivery straw color. Faint, waxy, citrusy aromas of honey roasted citrus, lemon verbena, dandelions, and lemon candle with an even, bright, fruity light body and a hot, brisk melted honeycomb, caramel yogurt, lemon blossoms, and chalk finish. An unusual citrus vodka for savory cocktails.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211110
Northern Peak
Raspberry Vodka
Clear color. Lively, fruity aromas of fresh raspberry sorbet with a lightly tannic, lively, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, brisk baby aspirin, chalk, Jell-O, and pepper finish. A somewhat rustic berry flavored vodka.
80 points $12.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211360
Pickers
Blueberry Vodka
Clear color. Mild, toasty aromas of baked cherry tart and custard with a lightly tannic, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, carefree wild strawberry, cranberry gelatin, and nutrasweet finish. A solid berry vodka for carefree cocktails.
80 points $14.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211315
Red Turtle
Vodka
Bright clear color. Delicate, rubbery aromas of latex, coconut, toast, and green apple with an oily, vibrant, light-to-medium body and a warming, unusual, cheery paint, oil, and pudding finish.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211797
Infuse
Chili Pepper Vodka
Slivery straw color. Lively, vegetal aromas of chili and nut oils, Playdoh and silly putty, and leather with an even, soft, dryish body and a hot, medium-length dusty chili powder, olive skin, and powdered sugar finish. An oily hot chili pepper vodka.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211356
Method and Standard
Raspberry Vodka
Clear color. Delicate aromas of raspberry custard, nougat, and baked tomato with a lightly tannic, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a brief chalk, aspirin, and berry seeds finish.
80 points $32.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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