About Vodka from USA

About Vodka from USA
The spirit industry in America is much like the beer industry; some large corporate distillers turning out good quality vodka, gin and whisky along with a growing number of artisan producers of these same products. In large cities such as Chicago and San Francisco, small distilleries turn out superb spirits, many of them organically produced. Vodkas and gins are most common, but there are even a few examples of single malt whiskey. This is certainly an encouraging alternative to the commercially produced spirits in the US, but the truth is that these artisan spirits are a drop in the bucket next to the huge amount of vodkas, gins and whiskeys made by the large companies and are sold in huge numbers; given the promotional money spent by these firms. But the new competition is a bright sign at least in terms of some of the famous whiskey producers that have recently introduced specialty bourbons, aged for a dozen or more years, many of them single barrel products. They are responding to a public looking for more high quality American spirits. The success of these products is a great thing for the American sprits industry.

Top Picks for USA

Vodka

Fire Oak Vodka
95 points
$22.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas of fresh cotton balls, sea salt, and cassia bark with a satiny, bright, bone-dry light-to-medium body and a warming, breezy licorice, allspice, tomato pomace, and mocha milkshake finish. A savory spice-flecked, creamy vodka that will do wonders for your bloody mary game.
95 points $22.99 Best Buy
Till American Wheat Vodka
94 points
$24.99
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of ethanol, limestone, lemon oil, and fresh papaya with a velvety, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, breezy finish. An uplifting, smooth, fantastically clean vodka for impressive martinis.
94 points $24.99
Rock Town Basil Vodka
94 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Exotic, herbal aromas and flavors of lavender bath salt, cumin, rose water, and cardamom with a velvety, lively, sweet body and a peppery, intricate, medium-long basil, green tomato jelly, and cinnamon stick finish. A complex flavored vodka begging for craft cocktails and quality tonic water.
94 points $13.99 Best Buy
Duckworth Truffle Vodka
94 points
$49.95
Clear color. Umami aromas and flavors of truffle oil, garlic toast, smoked salmon, and anchovy oil with a supple, crisp, dryish medium body and a finish. A fun, super savory truffle and garlic driven vodka that will be a hoot to experiment with.
94 points $49.95
SKYY Infusions Citrus Vodka
94 points
$18
Best Buy
Bright brilliant clear color. Bright, fresh, citrusy aromas and flavors of limes with a satiny, crisp, fruity medium body and a smooth, refreshing, easy lime sorbet, citrus and nut oils, and minerals finish. A great lime flavored vodka.
94 points $18 Best Buy
Smirnoff Citrus Vodka
93 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Citrusy, clean aromas and flavors of lemon oil, lime leaf, orange cream, and ground ginger with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a graceful, interesting, medium-long finish. A sophisticated lemon vodka packed with citrus flavor; pleasingly dry and fresh.
93 points $13.99 Best Buy
Dixie Black Pepper Vodka
93 points
$17.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Spicy aromas of diced jalapeño, peppered cucumber, and celery salt with a satiny, crisp, fruity full body and a warming, medium-length fresh cotton, fresh poblano pepper, wet stones, pineapple salsa, and lemon pith finish. A spicy, savory vodka with endless cocktail possibilities.
93 points $17.99 Best Buy
Party Animal Vodka
93 points
$22.50
Best Buy
Clear color. Fresh aromas of freshly sliced cucumber, carnation, caramelized apple, and melon balls with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, intriguing, medium-length geranium, underripe banana, vanilla cookies, and chamomile finish. A clean and fresh vodka with hints of summery cucumber and florals.
93 points $22.50 Best Buy
Durham Distillery Cold Distilled Cucumber Vodka
93 points
$28
Clear color. Aromas of freshly sliced cucumber, jicama, and lime zest with a satiny, vibrant, dry light body and a tingling, rapid white pepper and ground ginger finish. A dry, sophisticated and elegant cucumber vodka for vodka sodas with a kiss of fresh flavor.
OYO Barrel-Finished Honey Vanilla Bean Vodka
93 points
$29.72
Dusty light gold color. Aromas of vanilla bean, fennel, dill, and nutmeg with a round, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, delightful, medium-long sugared violet petals, caramel, steamed milk, butterscotch, and cream soda finish. A creamy and delicious barrel-influenced vodka that offers tons of character and charm to the whiskey-shy; try as a sophisticated substitute upgrade from plain-Jane vanilla vodka.
93 points $29.72