About Austrian Spirits

About Austrian Spirits
There is a nice variety of spirits produced in Austria; some pleasing to a wide group of consumers (such as chocolate liqueurs), others, such as bitters, are more of a specialty product.

Vodkas, gins and rums are of very good to excellent quality, while liqueurs are varied in style and quality. Absinthe is also produced and compares well with the best examples from France.

Top Picks for Austria

NEFT Vodka
92 points
Clear color. Clean aromas and flavors of linen, stone, white flowers, and cream of wheat with a satiny, soft, dry light body and a graceful, medium-length finish with elements of cream and white pepper finish. A silky-smooth and mild vodka that will shine in martinis and neat pours.
92 points $32.99
Bailoni Wachauer Gold-Apricot Liqueur
91 points
Golden amber color. Aromas of apricot nectar, dried peach, and cherry stone with a syrupy, cloying full body and a long ripe peach, sundried tomato, and honey-thyme finish. A concentrated, vibrant apricot liqueur that will add intense flavor to craft cocktails.
Awards: 2018 Best Fruit Liqueur
91 points $39.95
Bailoni Original Gold Apricot Brandy
87 points
Clear color. Fruity, floral aromas and flavors of plums and apricots, toasty fig bars, magnolia, and cherry blossom with a round, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, refreshing, medium-long finish. A cheerful apricot brandy with delicate florals that’s like sipping a bouquet of cherry blossoms.
87 points $49.95