About Vodka from Netherlands

About Vodka from Netherlands
Gin and juniper-flavored spirits are an important part of the spirits industry of the Netherlands; Dutch soldiers in the 16th century were given genever to help them in their battles against opposing forces. The Dutch gins are very flavorful and elegant, often made with ingredients from countries as varied as Italy, Morocco and Indonesia. Genevers, produced long before the more commercial gins in the country, tend to be even spicier and more distinctive. There are a few large distillers in the Netherlands that make fruit and nut liqueurs that are exported to many countries around the world. Flavored vodkas are also made here and exported; these are moderately priced vodkas for mixing.

Top Picks for Netherlands


Dutchcraft Vodka
96 points
Best Buy
Clear color. Clean aromas of electrical charge, porcelain, and rainwater with a velvety, vibrant, bone-dry light-to-medium body and a warming, medium-long underripe pineapple, whipped cream, mint jelly, and dried strawberries finish. A clean, nuanced and graceful vodka that hits the spot.
96 points $14.99 Best Buy
Van Gogh Dutch Caramel Vodka
94 points
Bright light copper color. Confected, creamy, buttery aromas of caramel latte and melted butter with an oily, sweet full body and an effortless, long salted caramel frosting finish. This on-trend, rock-solid caramel vodka will be a crowd pleaser in hot winter warmers.
94 points $24.99
Van Gogh Double Espresso Vodka
94 points
Dark dark brown color. Aromas of boxed cake mix and brownie batter with a thick, vibrant, very sweet medium-full body and a tingling, captivating, medium-length mocha fudge, brownie, and powdered sugar finish. A rich mocha-like vodka for after-dinner cocktails.
94 points $24.99
Van Gogh Vodka
92 points
Clear color. Aroma of coin with a soft, bright, bone-dry light body and a warming, medium-long scotch oatmeal cookie, icing, and allspice finish. A supple, zippy vodka that will pop nicely in cocktails.
92 points $24.99
Ivanhalder’s 1815 Vodka
91 points
Best Buy
Clear color. Mild, floral, clean aromas of pie crust and salty pretzel with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, refreshing, medium-long rice pudding, sweet cream, talc, and pepper dust finish. A very clean, rock solid vodka.
91 points $16.99 Best Buy
Eight Degrees Cucumber Vodka
90 points
Best Buy
Bright clear color. Bright, fruity aromas of cucumber relish and soufflé and melon sorbet with a glycerous, crisp, off-dry medium body and a warming, complex, medium-length melon rind, cream tapioca, pepper, and stones finish. A pleasant, peppery cucumber vodka that will punch through in cocktails.
90 points $17.99 Best Buy
Effen Cucumber Vodka
89 points
Clear color. Bright, vegetal, fresh aromas of cucumber, honeyed sunflower rye bread, cracked pepper, and melon skin and parsley with a satiny, vibrant, dryish medium body and a smooth, charming, medium-length pith, nut oil, and wet stones finish. A very pure and natural tasting cucumber vodka.
89 points $29.99
Knight’s Hall Vodka
88 points
Best Buy
Clear color. Clean aromas of citrus custard and phyllo dough with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, charming, medium-length kiwi, key lime pie, and pepper finish. A very zesty and lively vodka that will be great in citrus cocktails.
88 points $17.99 Best Buy
Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate Vodka
87 points
Bright clear color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate frosting with a syrupy, soft, sweet body and a smooth, medium-length chocolate ganache and creme Anglaise finish. A crowd pleasing vodka for cocktails and shooting.
87 points $24.99
Van Gogh Pomegranate Vodka
86 points
Bright red color. Confected, fruity, sweet aromas of cherry jell-o powder, cherry cola, and cough syrup with an oily, tangy, sweet light-to-medium body and a warming, medium-long black cherry soda syrup and cherry pits finish. A fun and tangy cherry vodka for shooting.
86 points $24.99