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


Pinnacle Vodka
93 points
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
Gemme French Wheat Vodka
92 points
Best Buy
Clear color. Sweet aromas and flavors of butter-pecan, frosted pound cake, and latte with a velvety, crisp, fruity light body and a warming, amusing, medium-length Irish cream finish. A creamy sipping vodka that will also play well in decadent cocktails like a White Russian or Chocolate Martini.
92 points $19.99 Best Buy
Bomond Vodka
92 points
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
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.
FAIR Quinoa Vodka
90 points
Clear color. Aromas of fresh cream, faint summer peach, and lemon zest with a satiny, bright, dryish light body and a smooth, cheery malted milk finish. A texturally rich vodka for any serve.
90 points $29.99
Forex Atlantic Vodka
90 points
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.
Summum Wheat Vodka
88 points
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
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.
Old Barrel Vodka Aged in Cognac Oak Casks
88 points
Brilliant golden amber color. Bright, roasted, oaky aromas of maple chocolate fudge, caramelized nuts, toasted meringue, and dried apples with a vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a peppery, interesting, medium-length bananas foster, tapioca, coconut meat, and cherry finish. A very tasty and well made oak-aged vodka that tastes like neither whisky nor vodka.
88 points $21.99
Guillotine Vodka au Caviar Petrossian
87 points
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of bacalao, herring in cream sauce, and toasted rye with a satiny, bright, dryish light body and a seamless, amusing, short finish. True to its word, this vodka tastes of salted fish; zacuzki and vodka in one bottle.
87 points $219.99