About Ukrainian Spirits

About Ukrainian Spirits
As you might imagine from a former Soviet republic, vodka is the primary spirit produced in Ukraine. Quality is excellent and most are produced in a traditional Russian style to be flavorless and ultra smooth.

Horilka is another Ukranian specialty spirit; the term can refer to vodka or several other types of spirits. Most examples are flavored with some fruit, be it blueberries, strawberries, gooseberries or several other types. Alcohol levels are around 20%. There are commercial as well as numerous examples of home-made versions of Horilka.

Top Picks for Ukraine

Pristine Vodka
93 points
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of zested lime, hints of ginger, and lemon grass with a supple, bright, dry light body and a brisk finish. A super fresh vodka with hints of citrus; a rock-solid go-to for cocktails or sipping on the rocks.
Nemiroff Bold Orange Flavored Vodka
90 points
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of Valencia orange, cooked lemon, hints of caramel, and spumoni with a supple, crisp, off-dry light body and a graceful, interesting, medium-length finish revealing notes of hints of chocolate-orange. An interesting and rich orange-flavored Vodka that will play well in festive cocktails.
90 points $20.99
Nemiroff Burning Pear Flavored Vodka
89 points
Bright golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of dried pineapple, ripe pear, peach gummies, and hints of orange liqueur with a supple, crisp, off-dry light-to-medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-long finish displaying notes of ripe tropical fruits, allspice, and white pepper. A very appealing Flavored Vodka that will make effortlessly delicious cocktails.
89 points $20.99
Dolha Small Batch Vodka
86 points
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of fresh lemon flesh with a vibrant, fruity light body and a seamless, brisk finish. A bright, citrusy Vodka for any cocktail creation.
86 points $14 Best Buy