About Vodka from France

About Vodka from France
As with wine, French spirits are world famous and of exceptional quality. The types of spirits and liqueurs produced in France reads like a what's what of these categories. There are Cognacs and Armagnacs hat are the most refined and compelling of all brandies. In addition, you have herb liqueurs, spice liqueurs, fruit-based liqueurs, as well as dry and sweet vermouth. Eaux-de-vie, produced from wine grapes as well as fruit from Alsace, are among the best of their type found anywhere. There are also gins produced in France and as of recently, vodka as well. Products such as these may not be as well known as those from other countries, but the fact that they are products of France helps give them instant respect.

Top Picks for France

Vodka

Pinnacle Vodka
93 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas of mild yogurt and sumac with a round, crisp, dry light-to-medium body and a silky, appealing, breezy tapenade finish. An incredibly smooth vodka with a savory edge; perfect for the rocks or dirty martinis.
93 points $12.99 Best Buy
Vodka de Marc de Raisin Ultra Premium Vodka
93 points
$30
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.
Bomond Vodka
92 points
$28.99
Clear color. Citrusy aromas of key lime pie, lemon poppyseed muffin, and pomegranate with a silky, soft, dryish light body and a smooth, medium-length whipped topping finish. A very silky vodka with a citrusy and incredibly clean, mineral-forward palate.
92 points $28.99
Forex Standard Vodka
92 points
$26
Bright brilliant clear color. Mild, sweet, herbal aromas and flavors of honeyed herb muffin, pink pepper, and hint of anise with a silky, soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a warming, refreshing, breezy praline, cream, and minerals finish. A very smooth and elegant vodka for martinis.
Voli Vodka
92 points
$24.99
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
Forex Atlantic Vodka
90 points
$28
Bright brilliant clear color. Clean, minerally aromas of nut baguette and talc with a soft, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a warming, medium-length citrus, sweet cream, chalk, and pepper finish. A lively, zesty vodka that will play nicely in cocktails.
Opaline Vodka
89 points
$12.99
Best Buy
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
Kirkland Signature French Vodka
89 points
$19.99
Best Buy
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
Summum Wheat Vodka
88 points
$16.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Delicate, nutty, grainy aromas and flavors of peanut butter on toast, wheat germ, clay, and geranium with a silky, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a warming, amusing, breezy peppery spices, caramelized nuts, malted chocolate, and cedar finish. A very different, malty, nutty vodka for clever cocktails.
88 points $16.99 Best Buy
Forex Pacific Vodka
88 points
$32
Clear color. Faint, peppery, nutty floral aromas and flavors of shredded wheat, macadamia brittle, tea leaves, and honey with a supple, soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, delightful, breezy fruit and spice powder, sweet cream, wax candy, and wet limestone finish. A very supple and delicate vodka.