About Barrel-Aged Vodka

About Barrel-Aged Vodka
Barrel-Aged Vodka is just that, an unflavored vodka that has been aged anywhere from a few weeks to several months in either neutral or charred wooden barrels The barrels are traditionally un-charred, neutral, local or Slovenian oak in Polish and Russian examples. In modern or craft versions they are more often barrels that formerly held whisky or brandy to impart more color and flavor.

Top Picks for Barrel-Aged Vodka

Duckworth French Oak Barrel Vodka
90 points
Light golden straw color. Tropical, sweet aromas and flavors of vanilla flan, taro root custard, and yogurt covered raisins with a glycerous, bright, dryish medium-to-full body and a warming, medium-length , and buttered popcorn finish. A crowd pleaser that will add complexity to any vodka cocktail.
90 points $29.95
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 Heritage Barrel-Aged Vodka
85 points
Amber color. Aromas of cream of wheat with a brown sugar topping, pressed linen, and pink eraser with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, medium-length walnut skin, burnt sugar, brazil nut butter, and ground mustard finish. Notes of caramel lace this oaky vodka that will offer a mild and approachable alternative in whiskey cocktails.
85 points $69.99