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
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
Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate Vodka
87 points
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
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
Neon steely purple color. Candied, sweet, fruity aromas of fun dip, grape powdered drink, and berry lip gloss with a light-to-medium body and a peppery, medium-long artificial berry, powdered gelatin, and lanolin finish. A straightforward candied berry flavored vodka for mixing.
84 points $24.99
Effen Black Cherry Vodka
84 points
Clear color. Lively, confected aromas and flavors of vanilla frosted cake and black cherry ice cream with a satiny, soft, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, brisk finish evoking nuances of marzipan custard and almond and almond oil finish. A mellow vanilla cherry vodka for mixing.
84 points $29.99
Eight Degrees Vodka
83 points
Clear color. Mild, pungent aromas and flavors of frosted scone, dried cherries, and dried paint and lacquered wood with a glycerous, soft, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a peppery, medium-length finish with notes of Styrofoam, wax paper, pepper, and stones finish. A stony mixing vodka.
83 points $16.99