About French SPIRITS

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
204224
FAIR
Quinoa Vodka
Clear. Very neutral aromas and flavors suggest cream, cake, and minerals with a very soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a exquisitely smooth custard, dried fruit, and limestone accented finish. A superbly silky, elegant, and delicious vodka that is fantastic on its own and will be perfect in cocktails.
96 points $29.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
218771
Pinnacle
Vodka
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
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
204332
Alpha Noble
Ultra Premium Vodka
Clear. Soft aromas and flavors suggest meringue, nut bread, and dried fruits with a satiny, dryish medium body and alluring hints of citrus, spice, chalk, and floral herbs on the long, warming finish. A delicious, balanced vodka for all applications.
93 points $34.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
214286
Forex
Standard Vodka
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.
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
204259
Voli
Light Lemon Flavored Vodka
Clear. Aromas of lemon zests, lemon chiffon, and rain water on a field of grass with a glycerous, off-dry light-to-medium body and a clean lemon rice candy and porcelain accented finish. A very clean, understated, and natural tasting lemon vodka.
92 points $18.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208882
EPIC
Classic Vodka
Clear color. Delicate aromas and flavors of coconut cream and fruit caramel with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish displaying accents of honeyed granola, chalk, cream, and sugared figs. A very smooth and effortless vodka that is sure to please.
91 points $12.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
204220
EQUISSOLIS
Organic Vodka
Clear. Very clean aromas and flavory suggest nut brittle, cream, and dried citrus with a satiny, dryish medium-to-full body and a smooth, oily, sweet cream, and delicate spice pastry accented finish. A deliciously poised vodka for sipping neat or in martinis.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
214287
Forex
Atlantic Vodka
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.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab