About Vodka from Canada

About Vodka from Canada
Without question, the most famous spirit from Canada is whiskey. Canadian whiskies, often made from rye, are elegant and lightly spicy, and although they may not rank as highly as single malt scotch, there are some examples that are of exceptional quality. Vodkas are becoming more of a factor in Canada, which should come as no surprise, given the quality of the river and lake water used in production. Yet there are many other notable spirits produced in Canada, ranging from bitters to orange liqueur to aged brandies. The spirits industry in Canada is relatively small, but the products are well worth the search.

Top Picks for Canada


Drinklab Hop Flavored Vodka
95 points
Clear color. Piney, tropical aromas of dried mango, pine resin, and peach pie with a round, vibrant, fruity light body and a smooth, elegant, long starfruit, lingonberry, and sugared nuts finish. A hoppy but never bitter vodka with beautiful aromatics; a great tropical spirit to add to the cocktail enthusiasts repertoire.
95 points $24.85
PUR Vodka
94 points
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
Aylesbury Duck Vodka
94 points
Clear color. Bright, creamy, buttery aromas of fresh granola in cream, caramel fondant, and nougat with a glycerous, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, amusing, medium-length praline, vanilla cream, and raisin bran finish. A delightfully smooth and creamy vodka that is a pleasure to drink.
94 points $24.99
Prince Igor Extreme Vodka
93 points
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.
Yukon Winter Vodka
93 points
Clear color. Grainy aromas of granola, nuts, and honeycomb with a supple, dryish medium-to-full body and a rye cookie and zucchini bread finish. A fun and flavorful grainy vodka for fall and winter craft cocktails and brown spirits drinkers.
93 points $34.99
Kootenay Country Craft Distillery Valhalla Vodka
93 points
Clear in color. Bold aromas of toasty raisin bran and apricot granola with a soft, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a honeyed melon, cream, and delicate pepper finish. Lots of fruit character that will make for flavor-packed cocktails.
93 points $37.50
Left Coast Hemp Vodka
92 points
Clear color. Lively, interesting, nutty grainy aromas of hazelnut bran muffin, granola bar, halva, and grain flour sack with a soft, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a warming, medium-length whole wheat pastry, date cake, straw, and pepper dust finish. A very distinctive and flavorful unflavored vodka for adventurous cocktails.
Loon Vodka
91 points
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of honeydew melon, green apple candy, and meringue with a silky, dryish light-to-medium body and a sugared citrus and stone accented finish. Tastes flavored, but very tasty.
Phoenix Ultra Smooth Vodka
87 points
Clear color. Aromas of rubber eraser, geranium, and shredded wheat with buttermilk with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and a peppery, buoyant white peppercorns, baby aspirin, and citrus spritzed apple finish. A sprightly vodka for tonic.
87 points $17.99
Ironworks Vodka
87 points
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.