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

Vodka

Dutchcraft Vodka
96 points
$14.99
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
Effen Vodka
92 points
$29.99
Clear color. Aromas of dry cereal grain and sand with a supple, bright, dry light body and a peppery, sparse rye crisp and cornichon finish. An unabashedly neutral vodka in a mixer-friendly dry style that leaves all options open.
92 points $29.99
Van Gogh Vodka
90 points
$24.99
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of cedar, lemon oil, and wax with a supple, bright, dry light body and a peppery, cheery finish that exhibits notes of dried apple and parchment finish. A zesty, peppery vodka well-suited to Bloody Marys.
90 points $24.99
Van Gogh Dutch Caramel Vodka
90 points
$24.99
Amber color. Roasted aromas of roasted coffee and hazelnut coffee creamer with a satiny, bright, very sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, cheery tootsie roll, tiramisu, and iced chocolate cake finish. Rich aromas and creamy flavors make this a natural choice for sweet martinis.
90 points $24.99
Van Gogh Double Espresso Vodka
89 points
$24.99
Golden amber color. Aromas of coffee fudge, caramel creme candies, and maple long john donut with a satiny, crisp, very sweet medium body and an effortless, medium-length dulce de leche finish. A smooth and tasty, caramelly liqueur-like vodka that will make decadent dessert cocktails.
89 points $24.99
Effen Cucumber Vodka
87 points
$29.99
Clear color. Aromas of watermelon, cucumbers in olive oil, gazpacho, and banana cookies with a supple, bright, dryish light body and a sleek, delightful, medium-length watermelon rind, honey, and barley finish. A smooth and mild cucumber vodka that adds instant style to cocktails.
87 points $29.99
Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate Vodka
87 points
$24.99
Bright clear color. Aroma and flavors of chocolate frosting with a syrupy, soft, sweet medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish with accents of chocolate ganache and creme Anglaise finish. A crowd pleasing vodka for cocktails and shooting.
87 points $24.99
Van Gogh Pomegranate Vodka
86 points
$24.99
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 pomegranate vodka for shooting.
86 points $24.99
Van Gogh Acai-Blueberry Vodka
84 points
$24.99
Steely purple color. Confected aromas and flavors of grape jelly, flavored gelatin, iced tea, licorice, and purple drink mix with a round, vibrant, very sweet light-to-medium body and a tingling, buoyant finish. An intensely candied flavor experience for sweet-tooths.
84 points $24.99
Van Gogh Pineapple Vodka
84 points
$24.99
Clear color. Pungent aromas and flavors of fallen granny smith apple, butter, sour grape candies, and tinned pineapple with an oily, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, quick finish with nuances of butterscotch coated nuts finish. A solid flavored vodka to slip into mixed drinks.
84 points $24.99