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
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
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
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
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
206920
Tigre Blanc
Vodka
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of vanilla candle wax, fig custard pastry, and bbq rub spices with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming wax candy, dried citrus and flowers, and mineral accented finish. An intricately flavorful vodka
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211162
Opaline
Vodka
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211079
Kirkland Signature
French Vodka
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
214242
Summum
Wheat Vodka
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab