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.
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.
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.
Georgian Bay Vodka
86 points
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
Prince Igor Vodka
86 points
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.
Quartz Vodka
85 points
Clear color. Delicate, candied aromas and flavors of fruit stripe gum, circus peanut, and whipped cream with a silky, soft, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, intriguing, easy berry marshmallow cereal, creamy tapioca, and chalk finish. A somewhat candied and mild vodka for carefree, fruity cocktails.