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

Vodka

Jean-Marc XO Vodka
97 points
$55
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of coconut flakes, bison grass, anise, grilled sweet corn, vanilla latte, and fruit cup with a satiny, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a polished, engaging, breezy finish that exhibits elements of anise cookie, marzipan, and white flowers finish. A playful vodka with a welcoming attitude; exceptionally clean and well-structured.
Awards: 2019 Best Unflavored Vodka
Gemme French Wheat Vodka
92 points
$19.99
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 finish that presents accents of 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
$28.99
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
Pinnacle Vodka
90 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas of fresh cream and cereal flakes with a satiny, crisp, dryish light body and a warming, medium-length pink peppercorn and lemon spritz finish. A soft, forgiving vodka with creamy texture; sip on the rocks or in any manner of cocktail.
90 points $12.99 Best Buy
FAIR Quinoa Vodka
90 points
$29.99
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
Belle Chasse Vodka
89 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas of creme, white florals, spicy rye, and peppercorns with a supple, bright, dryish light body and a smooth, relaxed water crackers, Neufchâtel, white pepper, and sea salt finish. A spicy and nuanced vodka with lots of serving possibilities.
Awards: 2019 Best Buy Bar - Best Value Unflavored Vodka
89 points $14.99 Best Buy
Guillotine Vodka au Caviar Petrossian
87 points
$219.99
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of bacilli, 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
Flamingo Crystal Vodka
87 points
$28
Clear color. Aromas of whole lime, pressed linen, and orange blossom with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light body and a tingling, sparse plantain and Marie biscuits finish. An easy-going vodka with a hint of fruity sweetness; a lovely cocktail vodka.
1852 Kurant Gold Grape Vodka
87 points
$31.99
Clear color. Aromas of shaved coconut meat, honeydew melon, and pineapple with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, medium-length chalk and orange custard finish. A tingly vodka perfect for everyday mixed drinks.
87 points $31.99
Flamingo Black Diamond Vodka
87 points
$32
Clear color. Citrusy aromas and flavors of orange flesh and cream soda with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a peppery, crisp finish that shows shades of orange pith and cotton finish. A nice workhorse vodka with fruity character for sweeter cocktails.