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March 2017 - Vodka & Flavored Vodka

March 2017 - Vodka & Flavored Vodka
This month's Spirits feature is Vodka & Flavored Vodka

Vodka & Flavored Vodka Reviews

elit Ultra Luxury Vodka
97 points
$55
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of bread and dried fruit with a satiny, bright, dryish medium-to-full body and a sleek, subtle, very long cream, powdered sugar, and delicate spice finish. A fabulously plush and flavorful vodka of the highest order.
Awards: 2017 Best Vodka
Dutchcraft Vodka
96 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Clean aromas of electrical charge, porcelain, and rainwater with a velvety, vibrant, bone-dry light-to-medium body and a warming, medium-long underripe pineapple, whipped cream, mint jelly, and dried strawberries finish. A clean, nuanced and graceful vodka that hits the spot.
96 points $14.99 Best Buy
Stalinskaya Original Vodka
95 points
$10
Best Buy
Clear color. Clean, floral, minerally aromas of fresh lavender, lichen, rock, and vanilla wafer cookie with a supple, crisp, dry light-to-medium body and a warming, charming, medium-long mountain stream, whipped potato, yam, and dill finish. Lovely and pure vodka for vodka connoisseurs.
95 points $10 Best Buy
Stolichnaya Jalapeño Flavored Hot Vodka
95 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Grassy, citrusy aromas and flavors of charred agave, royal lime cologne, toilet bowl cleaner, and fresh ginger with a silky, lively, bone-dry light-to-medium body and a hot, gigantic, very long matcha, sage, hot peppers, and tanned leather finish. Exotic spice and tanned-leather notes round out this spicy flavored vodka.
Awards: 2017 Best Flavored Vodka
95 points $19.99 Best Buy
Fire Oak Vodka
95 points
$22
Best Buy
Brilliant clear color. Clean aromas of unleavened bread dough, wet stones, salt rock, and herbs de provence with a satiny, bright, dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, stimulating, long fructose crystal, mountain stream, porcelain, and dried bananas finish. This vodka shines with balance, smooth minerality, and a silky mouthful.
95 points $22 Best Buy
Stalinskaya Silver Vodka
94 points
$12
Best Buy
Clear color. Clean, minerally aromas of marble and wet clay with a velvety, crisp, dry medium body and a peppery, medium-long wet stone, crushed velvet, fondant, and pink peppercorn finish. A very successful vodka, serious and skillfully composed.
94 points $12 Best Buy
Rock Town Basil Vodka
94 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Exotic, herbal aromas and flavors of lavender bath salt, cumin, rose water, and cardamom with a velvety, lively, sweet body and a peppery, intricate, medium-long basil, green tomato jelly, and cinnamon stick finish. A complex flavored vodka begging for craft cocktails and quality tonic water.
94 points $13.99 Best Buy
Czar’s Original Vodka
94 points
$19
Best Buy
Clear color. Clean aromas of expressed lemon oil, dried leaves, cucumber seeds, and shredded wheat in milk with a creamy, soft, dry medium body and an effortless, stimulating, medium-length papaya, vanilla coffee creamer, sugared figs, and ginger and ginseng gum finish. The perfectly creamy flavors in this vodka show what vodka should be.
94 points $19 Best Buy
Stolichnaya Ohranj Vodka
94 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Attractive aromas and flavors of italian oranges, bergamot, orange blossom, and fruit loops cereal with a silky, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, long , and chamomile finish. An elegant, grown-up, orange vodka give the feeling of walking into an orange orchard.
94 points $19.99 Best Buy
Straw Boys Irish Vodka
94 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas of gravel, bamboo, tap water, and birch beer with a soft, crisp, bone-dry light body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long orange peels, anise, white tea, and menthol finish. Crisp, clean vodka full of sophisticated nuance.
94 points $19.99 Best Buy
Sobieski Estate 100% Dankowski Single Rye Vodka
94 points
$23
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of violet candy, grapefruit, and nutmeg with a round, vibrant, dryish medium body and a tingling, interesting, brisk finish. A vodka for pineapple cocktails on a back patio in the summer night.
94 points $23 Best Buy
Van Gogh Double Espresso Vodka
94 points
$24.99
Dark dark brown color. Aromas of boxed cake mix and brownie batter with a thick, vibrant, very sweet medium-full body and a tingling, captivating, medium-length mocha fudge, brownie, and powdered sugar finish. A rich mocha-like vodka for after-dinner cocktails.
94 points $24.99
Van Gogh Dutch Caramel Vodka
94 points
$24.99
Bright light copper color. Confected, creamy, buttery aromas of caramel latte and melted butter with an oily, sweet full body and an effortless, long salted caramel frosting finish. This on-trend, rock-solid caramel vodka will be a crowd pleaser in hot winter warmers.
94 points $24.99
PUR Vodka
94 points
$39.99
Clear color. Aromas of sports drink, honeyed lime and kiwi, and bread crust with a round, bone-dry medium body and a warming, captivating, medium-length violet, plum sauce, Nicoise olive, and wax paper finish. A pleasant vodka with umami notes to complement vermouth.
94 points $39.99
Duckworth Truffle Vodka
94 points
$49.95
Clear color. Umami aromas and flavors of truffle oil, garlic toast, smoked salmon, and anchovy oil with a supple, crisp, dryish medium body and a finish. A fun, super savory truffle and garlic driven vodka that will be a hoot to experiment with.
94 points $49.95
Sobieski Cytron Vodka
93 points
$11
Best Buy
Clear color. Exotic aromas and flavors of lime juice, galangal, coconut water, and melon balls with a lean, crisp, dry thin body and a warming, snappy key lime pie and lemon Danish finish. Pair this vodka’s delicate lime flavors with high quality tonic water.
93 points $11 Best Buy
Sobieski 100% Pure Dankowski Rye Vodka
93 points
$11
Best Buy
Clear color. Medicinal, nutty aromas of almond skin with a velvety, soft, light body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long roasted almond, cocoa powder, candied ginger, and lemon cream finish. A great spicy vodka to try in the 20th-century cocktail.
93 points $11 Best Buy
Pinnacle Vodka
93 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Brilliant bright clear color. Clean aromas of tomato flesh and honeydew rind with a round, bright, bone-dry light-to-medium body and a peppery, distinctive, long lemon peel, juniper, butterfly pea flower, and artisan paper finish. A vodka lover’s vodka, with very clean flavors.
93 points $12.99 Best Buy
Pearl Vodka
93 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of porcelain, stainless steel, and gloves with a supple, soft, bone-dry thin body and a warming, brief wet chalk, dried lemon and kiwi, licorice, and mint cream finish. A great, clean, smooth vodka to enjoy on its own or to paint beautiful cocktails with.
93 points $14.99 Best Buy
Stolichnaya Vanil Vodka
93 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas of hostess "cupcake", gingerbread, and croissant with a creamy, vibrant, sweet medium-full body and a peppery, cookies n’ cream shake, marshmallow, chocolate ice cream, and almond milk finish. Mouthwatering dessert flavors shine in this vanilla vodka.
93 points $19.99 Best Buy
Cutwater Spirits Fugu Vodka
93 points
$21.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Minerally, elegant aromas of salt scrub, strawberry seeds, and swimming pool with a satiny, bright, bone-dry light body and a peppery, engaging, medium-long vanilla steamer, salted caramel, black pepper, and chalk finish. A sophisticated, creamy vodka well-suited for cocktails and friends.
93 points $21.99 Best Buy
Purity Vodka
93 points
$32.99
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of salted cucumber, toasty wheat cracker, and sourdough with a supple, bright, bone-dry light body and a dolma and powdered milk finish. A precisely made and martini-worthy vodka.
93 points $32.99
Rock Town Vodka
92 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Floral aromas of orange blossom, carnation, and fresh moss with a satiny, lively, dryish medium body and a peppery, involved, medium-length shortbread cookie, sugared rose petals, white pepper, and mango peel finish. An elegant and floral vodka for tropical cocktails.
92 points $13.99 Best Buy
SKYY Infusions Bartlett Pear
92 points
$14
Best Buy
Dull clear color. Green, fruity, floral aromas of yellow delicious apple flesh, green jolly rancher, apple blossom, and vanilla extract with a glycerous, crisp, off-dry medium body and a tingling, medium-long pear coulis, baked pear, apple taffy, and pear juice finish. A superbly flavorful and pure pear vodka that will be great to mix with.
92 points $14 Best Buy
VOLK Vodka
92 points
$17.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Clean aromas of dryer sheet with a supple, bright, dry medium-to-full body and a peppery, medium-length pistachio meringue, mixed peppercorns, and sourdough bread finish. An everyday vodka that is sure to please.
92 points $17.99 Best Buy
Colorado High Mtn. Hemp Vodka
92 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Clean aromas and flavors of kosher salt, pressed powder, powder room, and hairspray with a velvety, bone-dry light-to-medium body and a graceful, breezy mocha ice milk and wet minerals finish. A clean, pure vodka, fresh as mountain air.
92 points $19.99 Best Buy
Stolichnaya Premium Vodka
92 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Clean, citrusy aromas of clean laundry, lime cordial, and wonder bread with a satiny, soft, dry light body and a hot, medium-length polished marble, lemon oil, and vanilla almond creme finish. A citrusy and pleasant vodka that needs little fuss.
92 points $19.99 Best Buy
Stolichnaya Peachik Vodka
92 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Candied, fruity aromas and flavors of honeyed peach skin, banana taffy, baby powder, and packaged strawberry frosting with a syrupy, bright, off-dry medium-full body and a warming, amusing, grilled peach, and peach tea white tea finish. An interesting blend of peach flavors in a dry sturdy frame.
92 points $19.99 Best Buy
Van Gogh Vodka
92 points
$24.99
Clear color. Aroma of coin with a soft, bright, bone-dry light body and a warming, medium-long scotch oatmeal cookie, icing, and allspice finish. A supple, zippy vodka that will pop nicely in cocktails.
92 points $24.99
Imperial Collection Gold Vodka
92 points
$25
Clear color. Buttery aromas and flavors of orzo, feta, olive, and lemon with a velvety, bright, bone-dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, elegant, medium-long finish. A great, savory vodka.
Breckenridge Vodka
92 points
$27
Clear color. Citrusy aromas and flavors of fresh lemon zest, fleur de sel, and anisette cookie with a glycerous, bright, bone-dry medium body and a warming, intricate, long jasmine tea, bergamot, vanilla, and chai milk tea finish. A stalwart vodka of the spirituous realm.
Duckworth Sipping Vodka
92 points
$29.95
Clear color. Attractive aromas and flavors of cream of wheat with honey, vanilla yogurt raisins, and white chocolate pretzels with a silky, bright, dryish body and a tingling, delightful, medium-length warm milk and honey, porcelain, and pepper dust finish. A nice tingling vodka with creamy flavor and a zesty finish.
92 points $29.95
Central Standard Rye Vodka
92 points
$29.99
Clear color. Grainy aromas of granny smith apple, pancake batter, and vegetable shortening with a satiny, crisp, dry medium-to-full body and a warming, interesting, medium-length granite, zinc, wheat germ, and sourdough milk toast finish. A great mineral forward vodka for elegant spirit-forward cocktails.
92 points $29.99
Icelandic Mountain Vodka
92 points
$29.99
Clear color. Creamy, confected aromas and flavors of spumoni, peach jam, and pistachio paste with a round, dryish medium-to-full body and a lychee and mint cream finish. A vodka full of character, body, and confection – balanced and unexpected.
92 points $29.99
Oma’s Natural Cherry Vodka
92 points
$34.99
Medium reddish mahogany color. Attractive aromas and flavors of sour cherry skin, dried currant, prune, and cocoa with a syrupy, tangy, fruity medium body and a tingling, elegant, medium-long and allspice finish. A multipurpose, true to fruit vodka.
92 points $34.99
1941 Vodka
91 points
Clear color. Minerally, clean aromas of lime custard, white pepper, and stones with a creamy, crisp, dry body and a peppery, quick lime custard, plain popcorn, ginger powder, and white cake finish. A fresh and crisp vodka that will be very versatile.
TOBARITCH! Premium Vodka
91 points
$15
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas of craft store, linoleum, and cream puff with a creamy, bright, salty light body and a warming, lemon pith, minerals, and vanilla cake finish. A salty, lemony backbone makes this vodka a natural choice for Bloody Mary’s.
91 points $15 Best Buy
Banyan Reserve Vodka
91 points
$17.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Clean aromas of honeydew, kiwi, and glazed donut with a round, vibrant, dryish medium body and a peppery, interesting, medium-long melon salad, honey, pistachio cake, and fondant finish. A lazer focused and refreshing vodka for summer cocktails.
91 points $17.99 Best Buy
Grand Teton Ultra Premium Vodka
91 points
$19.95
Best Buy
Clear color. Fresh aromas of spring rain, banana taffy, and coconut water with a glycerous, bright, dry medium-to-full body and a warming, interesting, medium-long marshmallow fluff, peanut butter, wonder bread, and clarified butter finish. This vodka’s fantastic clean, fresh and fruity flavors will complement any cocktail.
91 points $19.95 Best Buy
Grand Traverse Distillery True North Chipotle Vodka
91 points
$35
Clear color. Spicy, earthy aromas of grilled peppers, charred pineapple, and apricot coulis with an crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a nuanced, medium-length roasted poblano pepper, dark agave syrup, stewed tomatoes, and ancho chile heat finish. This is a great savory vodka to mix in cocktails for a night of barbecue and close friends.
Stalinskaya Blue Vodka
90 points
$13
Best Buy
Clear color. Minerally aromas of yeasty dough, deodorant, and freshly cut grass with a creamy, bright, dry medium-to-full body and a warming, delightful, medium-length condensed milk, nutmeg, egg yolk, and wax candy finish. A delightfully custardy vodka for weighty cocktails or sipping on the rocks.
90 points $13 Best Buy
Pickers Original Vodka
90 points
$16.99
Best Buy
Bright clear color. Aromas of cucumber, chervil, wool, and latex with a creamy, bone-dry light-to-medium body and a warming, charming, medium-length cucumber, rose, cardamom, and gravel finish. A delicate and relaxed vodka for everyday use.
90 points $16.99 Best Buy
Stolichnaya Citros Vodka
90 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Fresh aromas and flavors of key lime juice, lemon lime soda, and tobacco leaves with a glycerous, lively, fruity light body and a tingling, intriguing, relaxed fruit stripes gum finish. Candied fruit flavors make this an easy to love spirit.
90 points $19.99 Best Buy
Virus Vodka
90 points
$25
Clear color. Clean aromas and flavors of sugar cookie dough, cucumber, nougat, and cotton ball with a silky, bright, bone-dry thin body and a peppery, medium-length pewter finish. A satisfying vodka for craft cocktails.
Red E Vodka
90 points
$27
Clear color. Roasted aromas of fresh meringue, roasted nut, overripe persimmon, and caulk with a supple, soft, dry light-to-medium body and a peppery, intriguing, medium-length nougat, banana taffy, and sage finish. A creamy, flavor packed vodka that drinks like a pot still rum.
Duckworth French Oak Barrel Vodka
90 points
$29.95
Light golden straw color. Tropical, sweet aromas and flavors of vanilla flan, taro root custard, and yogurt covered raisins with a glycerous, bright, dryish medium-to-full body and a warming, medium-length , and buttered popcorn finish. A crowd pleaser that will add complexity to any vodka cocktail.
90 points $29.95
Debowa Lipowa z Ula Vodka
89 points
$7
Best Buy
Light straw color. Curious, candied, perfumed aromas and flavors of instant coffee, elder flowers, and packaged vanilla frosting with a glycerous, lively, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a peppery, nuanced, medium-long lychee, champagne cola, and coconut cream finish. A fascinating spirit for drinking on its own or with apple juice in a classic polish combination.
89 points $7 Best Buy
Rock Town Grapefruit Vodka
89 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Light pink color. Floral, fruity, sweet aromas of peach blossom and grapefruit jellies with a round, tangy, sweet medium body and a peppery, medium-length peach pit, grapefruit jellies, orange juice, and diet grapefruit soda finish. A gorgeously hued vodka with fun, lively flavors.
89 points $13.99 Best Buy
Infuse Origin Vodka
89 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Spicy aromas of cardamom, coconut cream porridge, cocoa powder, and bayou with a velvety, crisp, dry medium body and a peppery, delightful, long gulab jalun, powdered sugar, rice powder, and peppercorn finish. A gorgeous vodka for discerning palates.
89 points $19.99 Best Buy
Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka
89 points
$24.99
Clear color. Aromas of cream of wheat and white pepper with a lean, bright, dry thin body and a hot, medium-length powdered sugar, juicy fruit gum, rubber cement, and candy wrapper finish. A round, straightforward vodka for mixed drinks.
89 points $24.99
Grand Traverse Distillery True North Rye Vodka
89 points
$29.99
Clear color. Aromas of carrot cake, cream cheese, and white chocolate pretzel with a satiny, crisp, light-to-medium body and a warming, stimulating, medium-length tapioca, cantaloupe, and cappuccino gelato finish. A stylish vodka with a roasted nose that leads to a crisp and refreshing palate.
89 points $29.99
Walton’s Finest Vodka
89 points
$29.99
Brilliant clear color. Clean, floral aromas of stone fruit, banana chips, fresh newspaper, and cucumber with a creamy, soft, bone-dry medium body and a peppery, elegant, medium-long dried lemon, ginger candy, milk, and aloe vera finish. A floral and soft vodka for any occasion.
89 points $29.99
Sobieski Vanilla Vodka
88 points
$11
Best Buy
Clear color. Interesting aromas of thin mint cookie, mocha lady finger, vanilla frosting, and coconut flake with a glycerous, crisp, sweet medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-length chocolate syrup, chocolate caramel, and mint frosting finish. A nice marriage of vanilla flavors that will be very versatile.
88 points $11 Best Buy
Green Palm Vodka
88 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Citrusy, perfumed aromas of citrus oil, green grass, sea spray, and young men’s cologne with a soft, crisp, bone-dry thin body and a sleek, compelling, crisp finish. A fresh and green vacation-worthy vodka.
88 points $19.99 Best Buy
Stolichnaya Razberi Vodka
88 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Fruity aromas and flavors of cantaloupe, sour cherry juice, and fresh mint leaves with a thick, prickly, fruity body and a hot, complex, long underripe strawberry slices, chocolate, underripe peach, and ricola drops finish. Generous fruit flavors with make this vodka a hit.
88 points $19.99 Best Buy
Sobieski Raspberry Vodka
87 points
$11
Best Buy
Clear color. Candied, jammy, fruity aromas of fruit cake gems, bisquick, and red starburst with a round, lively, fruity body and a peppery, captivating, medium-length fresh crushed raspberries, mint jelly candies, and wild raspberry confection finish. Intense raspberry fruit flavors with a sweet mint nuance.
87 points $11 Best Buy
Pinnacle Citrus Vodka
87 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Clean, citrusy, piney aromas and flavors of lime loaf, lemongrass, green tea, and tobacco leaf with an oily, racy, dry-yet-fruity thin body and a peppery, brisk finish. Confectionary qualities make this vodka a crowd-pleaser.
87 points $12.99 Best Buy
The Art of the Still Organic Vodka
87 points
$15.99
Bright clear color. Tropical aromas and flavors of circus peanut, coconut cream pie, and banana cake with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, delightful, limestone, vanilla milk, nutskin, and waxy dried fruit finish. A pleasant fruity vodka vodka that will mix well in carefree cocktails.
87 points $15.99
Kiki Vodka
87 points
$16.99
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of circus peanut and apple cobbler a la mode with a silky, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-long white toffee, sugared dried tropical fruits, pepper, and chalk eraser finish. A nice lightly tropical vodka will mix like a rum.
87 points $16.99
Infuse Cinnamon Apple Vodka
87 points
$19.99
Brilliant golden amber color. Confected, baked aromas and flavors of packaged cinnamon bun and raisin with a round, soft, moderately sweet body and a tingling, medium-length cinnamon bun dough, bread pudding, and stewed raisin finish. A solid cinnamon apple vodka that’s not too sweet.
87 points $19.99
Infuse Lemon Vodka
87 points
$19.99
Pale straw color. Aromas of lime pith and earl grey tea with a glycerous, shrill, fruity medium body and a peppery, lime seeds, chalk, clarified butter, lemon blossom, and white tea finish. The bitter lemon flavors in this vodka will pleasingly round out a gimlet.
87 points $19.99
Success Vodka
87 points
$20
Brilliant clear color. Dusty aromas and flavors of vanilla creme, white grape, cinnamon, and rye toast with a rough, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a hot, swift , tapioca, and powdered milk finish. A zippy vodka for savory cocktails.
Cutwater Spirits Fugu Horchata Vodka
87 points
$20.99
Creamy nearly opaque opaque golden color. Nutty aromas of horchata, nata de coco, tin can, and yellow box cake with a thick, bright, sweet fat body and a peppery, medium-length coconut oil, horchata, metal, and dry nutmeg finish. A sweet vodka for daredevil shots.
87 points $20.99
Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate Vodka
87 points
$24.99
Bright clear color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate frosting with a syrupy, soft, sweet body and a smooth, medium-length chocolate ganache and creme Anglaise finish. A crowd pleasing vodka for cocktails and shooting.
87 points $24.99
Alpine Blu Vodka
86 points
$10.99
Best Buy
Bright clear color. Spicy, confected aromas and flavors of anise candy and citrus gelatin candy with a lightly tannic, soft, fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, brisk powdered sugar and chalk, St. Joseph’s baby aspirin, and whipped cream finish. An all-around solid vodka.
86 points $10.99 Best Buy
Sobieski Orange Vodka
86 points
$11
Best Buy
Clear color. Spicy, inviting aromas and flavors of lemon peels, fruit punch, and sun tea with a glycerous, shy, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a tingling, breezy navel orange, orange Jell-O, and orange drink finish. A nice, easy drinking orange vodka.
86 points $11 Best Buy
Rock Town Mandarin Vodka
86 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas of lime leaf and plumeria with a syrupy, lively, sweet body and a peppery, medium-length fresh lime cordial, daiquiri, galangal, and condensed milk finish. Kaffir lime leaf flavors make this an interesting vodka for cocktails.
86 points $13.99 Best Buy
Five Wives Vodka
86 points
$19.95
Bright slivery straw color. Grainy, interesting aromas and flavors of porridge with milk, salty kettle potato chip, hard cheese rind, and lemon oil with a satiny, bright, dryish medium body and a warming, medium-length whipped cream on citrus and cranberries, chalk, pepper, and oatmeal finish. A silky, lightly savory and citrusy vodka that will play nicely in cocktails.
86 points $19.95
Stolichnaya Blueberi Vodka
86 points
$19.99
Clear color. Candied, fruity aromas and flavors of blackberry candy, tin, and cotton candy with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a hot, medium-length blackberry candy, cranberry, freeze dried raspberry, and peppered melon rind finish. A fun and versatile un-sweetened, fruit flavored vodka for mixing.
86 points $19.99
Cutwater Spirits Fugu Habanero Vodka
86 points
$20.99
Light amber color. Savory, rustic aromas of dried peppers, sun dried tomatoes, oregano, and toasted pepita with a glycerous, racy, off-dry light-to-medium body and a peppery, distinctive, medium-long chipotle pepper, peppered acorn squash, tajin, and spiced crickets finish. Make this vodka your go-to savory cocktail modifier.
86 points $20.99
Born and Bred Damn Smooth Potato Vodka
86 points
$24.95
Clear color. Minerally, fruity aromas and flavors of apple juice, circus peanut, crayon, and candy wrapper with a round, soft, dry light-to-medium body and a peppery finish. A robust, spicy vodka with a sweet underbelly.
86 points $24.95
Van Gogh Pomegranate Vodka
86 points
$24.99
Bright red color. Confected, fruity, sweet aromas of cherry jell-o powder, cherry cola, and cough syrup with an oily, tangy, sweet light-to-medium body and a warming, medium-long black cherry soda syrup and cherry pits finish. A fun and tangy cherry vodka for shooting.
86 points $24.99
Georgian Bay Vodka
86 points
$39.95
Clear color. Grainy, herbal aromas of juniper, ginseng, and rye berry with a round, crisp, dry medium body and a warming, amusing, medium-long ginseng, buckwheat porridge, sweet and sour mix, and cashew butter finish. A nice example of craft vodka with nutty notes.
86 points $39.95
Pyla excellium Vodka
86 points
$75
Bright clear color. Confected aromas and flavors of circus peanut, spumoni, cantaloupe, and elder flower with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, nuanced, medium-length finish with shades of circus peanut, cantaloupe, and coconut custard finish. A somehow fruity vodka for shooting by itself or sipping in a spring cocktail.
Debowa Polska OAK Vodka
85 points
$8
Slivery straw color. Herbal aromas of thai chile pepper, purple basil, and fresh oregano with a lightly tannic, soft, dryish medium-to-full body and a peppery, intriguing, vanilla icing, molasses cookie, and fallen bell pepper finish. An interesting and rich vodka to pair with quality tonic water.
ALOO Vodka
85 points
$19.95
Bright clear color. Minty, green, funky aromas and flavors of fresh agave, dried mint, aloe vera pulp, and ripe avocado with a round, crisp, dry thin body and a peppery, delightful, medium-long , dried coconut flake, white pepper, and lime zest finish. A fresh vodka with lush flavors.
85 points $19.95
Copperworks Distilling Company Northwest Washington Malt Vodka
85 points
$32
Clear color. Medicinal aromas of farmer’s cheese, shallot chutney, rubber cement, and banana with a round, lively, dry body and a peppery, charming, medium-length pink peppercorns, wonder bread crusts, coriander, and skim milk powder finish. A peppery and earthy vodka full of character.
Azeo Vodka
85 points
$32.99
Bright clear color. Tropical, funky aromas of cane field, tropical soft fruits, hop candy, and brown sugar with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light body and a tingling, nuanced, long fountain pen ink, marshmallow, and long grass finish. A funky vodka for playful cocktails.
85 points $32.99
Global Vodka
85 points
$40
Bright clear color. Aromas and flavors of porcelain, chalk, and cream with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, intriguing, medium-long powdered sugared lime zest, hard candy wrapper, pepper, and grape skin finish. A bright, zesty vodka that will excel in citrus based drinks.
Corridor Vodka
84 points
Clear color. Cheesy aromas of semi-soft cheeses, overripe berries, and shoe liner with a round, soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a warming, subtle, medium-length baby, cheddar cheese, and old fudge finish. A funky vodka for mixology experiments.
Debowa Orzech Walnut Vodka
84 points
$6
Best Buy
Bright dark amber color. Creamy, perfumed aromas and flavors of orgeat, chicha morada, and soy marinated mushrooms with a glycerous, crisp, off-dry body and a peppery, nuanced, medium-length finish with suggestions of toasted almond slices, orange blossom water, orange peel finish. A curious earthy vodka of indeterminate flavor; try like a vermouth.
84 points $6 Best Buy
Infuse Spiced Pear Vodka
84 points
$19.99
Dull straw color. Herbal aromas of dried juniper berries, over-baked pear, stewed rhubarb, and smoke with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a peppery, refreshing, long over-brewed cinnamon-ginger tea, fallen orchard fruit, white peppercorns, and gentian root with vanilla yogurt finish. An unusual vodka for mixing or cooking.
84 points $19.99
Roofraiser Vodka
84 points
$23.95
Clear color. Rubbery aromas of sugarcane, parmesan wax, marinated cucumber, and raisins with an oily, vibrant, dryish medium-to-full body and a tingling, intricate, long warm salted pecans, apricot syrup, and chocolate mousse finish. A nutty and funky vodka brimming with character.
84 points $23.95
Van Gogh Acai-Blueberry Vodka
84 points
$24.99
Neon steely purple color. Candied, sweet, fruity aromas of fun dip, grape powdered drink, and berry lip gloss with a body and a peppery, medium-long artificial berry, powdered gelatin, and lanolin finish. A straightforward candy flavored vodka for mixing.
84 points $24.99
Stud World Premium Vodka
84 points
$41
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of grainy bread, yogurt nuts, and pepper with a silky, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a warming, cheery vanilla taffy wrapper, cream of wheat with cream, and pepper finish. A round, character rich vodka for cocktails.
Infuse Peach Vodka
83 points
$19.99
Bright golden amber color. Fruity aromas and flavors of dried apricot, sour cream, and mature apricot pastry with an oily, soft, medium-full body and a warming, interesting, long mossy earth, durian, overripe papaya, and juice of canned peaches finish. An earthy, blush colored peach vodka.
83 points $19.99
Infuse Mango Habanero Vodka
82 points
$19.99
Brilliant gold color. Fruity, jammy, sweet aromas of peach jam, sweet tea, pickled banana pepper, and mambo candy with a medium-full body and a peppery, charming, very long banana pepper and Hungarian wax pepper finish. A blazingly hot condiment-like vodka designed to crush the palate; try in daredevil shots.
82 points $19.99
Veil Caramel Vodka
81 points
$9.49
Clear color. Off, putting, sour aromas and flavors of blue cheese, fermenting apples, fallen mango, and maple with a syrupy, soft, very sweet medium body and a polished, odd, medium-length maple syrup, pecan fudge, sherry, and soy sauce finish. A robust and complex caramel vodka with umami nuances.
81 points $9.49
Death Wish Coffee Vodka
81 points
$29.99
Dark dark brown color. Smoky aromas of stale instant coffee, chicory ash, zinc, and horse hair with a syrupy, vibrant, sweet medium body and a peppery, interesting, burned coffee, summer sausage, and chocolate covered peanut finish. Austere, smoky and dry coffee vodka for black Russians.
81 points $29.99
Central Standard Anodyne Coffee Vodka
80 points
$29.99
Dark brown color. Aromas of bagged coffee beans, elmer’s glue, smoked meats, and charred minestrone with an oily, shrill, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a medium-length metal coffee filter, baking chocolate, burned coffee bean, and roasted nut shell finish. A very dry, austere and angular mashup of coffee and spirit; try with cigars.
80 points $29.99
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