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April 2018 - Vodka & Flavored Vodka

April 2018 - Vodka & Flavored Vodka
This month's spirits feature is Vodka & Flavored Vodka

Vodka & Flavored Vodka Reviews

elit Vodka
97 points
$50
Clear color. Citrusy aromas of lemon bar, italian ice, citrus blossom, and meringue with a satiny, crisp, dryish light body and an effortless, brisk finish. A bright, shining, ethereal example; make other martinis jealous.
Awards: 2018 Best Unflavored Vodka
Nemiroff Vodka
96 points
$17.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas of wild lemon, mineral water, and underripe cherry with a round, vibrant, dry light body and an effortless, medium-length black pepper and creamy potato finish. A skillfully crafted vodka with extraordinary smoothness and excellent mouthfeel; martini-worthy.
96 points $17.99 Best Buy
Ferdinand’s Saar Quince Vodka
96 points
$63
Brilliant gold color. Spicy aromas of cinnamon, ginger, sandalwood, lemongrass, lime oil, and galangal with a glycerous, crisp, sweet fat body and an even, appealing, medium-length lime cordial, rose water, orange blossom honey, and lychee finish. A spicy and exotic vodka with loads of cocktail play possibilities.
Awards: 2018 Best Flavored Vodka
VOLK Vodka
95 points
$17.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas of talc, salt, and white pepper with a round, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, delightful, long mineral water and lemon gelee finish. An extremely clean and refreshing vodka for stately martini’s, rocks pours, or any manner of cocktail.
95 points $17.99 Best Buy
Nemiroff LEX Vodka
95 points
$20
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas of tuberose, italian lemons, lime peel, and underripe pear with a silky, vibrant, dryish light body and a tingling, carefree thin mint cookies, sea salt, and raw almond finish. A clean, sophisticated vodka.
95 points $20 Best Buy
Fire Oak Vodka
95 points
$22.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas of fresh cotton balls, sea salt, and cassia bark with a satiny, bright, bone-dry light-to-medium body and a warming, breezy licorice, allspice, tomato pomace, and mocha milkshake finish. A savory spice-flecked, creamy vodka that will do wonders for your bloody mary game.
95 points $22.99 Best Buy
Drinklab Hop Flavored Vodka
95 points
$24.85
Clear color. Piney, tropical aromas of dried mango, pine resin, and peach pie with a round, vibrant, fruity light body and a smooth, elegant, long starfruit, lingonberry, and sugared nuts finish. A hoppy but never bitter vodka with beautiful aromatics; a great tropical spirit to add to the cocktail enthusiasts repertoire.
95 points $24.85
Stalinskaya Silver Filtered Vodka
94 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas of fresh cotton and fondant bon bon with a velvety, vibrant, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, medium-long spring water, silica, and lemon pepper finish. An incredibly neutral vodka with classic style and appeal.
94 points $14.99 Best Buy
Till American Wheat Vodka
94 points
$24.99
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of ethanol, limestone, lemon oil, and fresh papaya with a velvety, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, breezy finish. An uplifting, smooth, fantastically clean vodka for impressive martinis.
94 points $24.99
Pinnacle Vodka
93 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas of mild yogurt and sumac with a round, crisp, dry light-to-medium body and a silky, appealing, breezy tapenade finish. An incredibly smooth vodka with a savory edge; perfect for the rocks or dirty martinis.
93 points $12.99 Best Buy
Stalinskaya Premium Vodka
93 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas of fresh grain, cream of wheat, vanilla gelato, caraway rye bread pudding, and nougat with a silky, crisp, dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length gravel, tapenade, and lemon zest finish. A creamy vodka with a savory appeal; great on the rocks or in cocktails.
93 points $12.99 Best Buy
Zernoff Original Vodka
93 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Clean aromas of fresh limes and mild yogurt with a silky, bright, dry light-to-medium body and a warming, medium-length cracked peppercorn, smetana, shortbread crust, and granola and cream finish. A zesty vodka with excellent silky texture.
93 points $12.99 Best Buy
Smirnoff Citrus Vodka
93 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Citrusy, clean aromas and flavors of lemon oil, lime leaf, orange cream, and ground ginger with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a graceful, interesting, medium-long finish. A sophisticated lemon vodka packed with citrus flavor; pleasingly dry and fresh.
93 points $13.99 Best Buy
Nemiroff Premium De Luxe Vodka
93 points
$14
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of baby’s breath and alpine forest with a satiny, vibrant, dryish light body and a warming, medium-length coriander seed and peppercorns finish. An ultra crisp vodka with a fantastic rush of bright acidity that makes it well suited to stirred cocktails.
93 points $14 Best Buy
Wyborowa Wodka Vodka
93 points
$15.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Minerally aromas of fresh spring water with lemon, macadamia nut, and white frosting with a satiny, vibrant, dryish light body and a tingling, medium-length cucumber, grapefruit pith, white grape, and pumpernickel finish. A cool, clean vodka with precise acidity and minerality.
93 points $15.99 Best Buy
Dixie Black Pepper Vodka
93 points
$17.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Spicy aromas of diced jalapeño, peppered cucumber, and celery salt with a satiny, crisp, fruity full body and a warming, medium-length fresh cotton, fresh poblano pepper, wet stones, pineapple salsa, and lemon pith finish. A spicy, savory vodka with endless cocktail possibilities.
93 points $17.99 Best Buy
Nemiroff Honey Pepper Vodka
93 points
$17.99
Best Buy
Clear gold color. Herbal aromas and flavors of beeswax, chamomile, chrysanthemum tea, and lemon zest with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an effortless, captivating, medium-long jasmine, fresh cut grass, lavender oil, and lanolin finish. Big, natural chamomile flavors shine in this unique, well-crafted vodka.
93 points $17.99 Best Buy
Party Animal Vodka
93 points
$22.50
Best Buy
Clear color. Fresh aromas of freshly sliced cucumber, carnation, caramelized apple, and melon balls with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, intriguing, medium-length geranium, underripe banana, vanilla cookies, and chamomile finish. A clean and fresh vodka with hints of summery cucumber and florals.
93 points $22.50 Best Buy
Durham Distillery Cold Distilled Cucumber Vodka
93 points
$28
Clear color. Aromas of freshly sliced cucumber, jicama, and lime zest with a satiny, vibrant, dry light body and a tingling, rapid white pepper and ground ginger finish. A dry, sophisticated and elegant cucumber vodka for vodka sodas with a kiss of fresh flavor.
Imperial Collection Golden Snow Vodka
93 points
$28
Clear color. Citrusy aromas of lemon-lime soda, apple, manila envelope, and bitter lemon with a satiny, dry light body and a warming, relaxed chalk and nickel finish. A vodka built for citrusy cocktails; try in mules, cosmos, and lemon drops.
OYO Barrel-Finished Honey Vanilla Bean Vodka
93 points
$29.72
Dusty light gold color. Aromas of vanilla bean, fennel, dill, and nutmeg with a round, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, delightful, medium-long sugared violet petals, caramel, steamed milk, butterscotch, and cream soda finish. A creamy and delicious barrel-influenced vodka that offers tons of character and charm to the whiskey-shy; try as a sophisticated substitute upgrade from plain-Jane vanilla vodka.
93 points $29.72
TOBARITCH! Premium Vodka
92 points
$15
Best Buy
Clear color. Grassy aromas of limestone, hay, frosted granola, alfalfa, and honeydew melon with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, easy sweet anise candies, lychee, and birch water finish. A smooth, pleasing vodka with hints of sweetness.
92 points $15 Best Buy
Bomond Vodka
92 points
$28.99
Clear color. Citrusy aromas of key lime pie, lemon poppyseed muffin, and pomegranate with a silky, soft, dryish light body and a smooth, medium-length whipped topping finish. A very silky vodka with a citrusy and incredibly clean, mineral-forward palate.
92 points $28.99
Godfather Vodka Platinum XXS
92 points
$84.99
Clear color. Clean aromas of nopales, violet, smoked salt, and oatmeal cookies with a velvety, vibrant, dryish medium body and a warming, intricate, medium-long apple, almond, chestnut honey, creamy polenta, and savory herbs finish. A vodka with wow-factor; incredibly balanced, rich, and mouthfilling.
92 points $84.99
OYO Honey Vanilla Bean Vodka
91 points
$27.20
Hazy straw color. Confected aromas of hay, praline, leather, hazelnut, vanilla ice cream, honeycomb, and root beer with a round, crisp, fruity medium body and a peppery, breezy vanilla creme Anglaise and white pepper finish. A nutty-sweet vodka for creative cocktails.
91 points $27.20
1852 Kurant Crystal Organic Vodka
91 points
$31.99
Clear color. Aromas of ethanol, cream of wheat, lemon bar, and peach with a round, soft, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a peppery, brisk schechuan peppercorns and nougat finish. A round vodka with a hint of clean sweetness.
91 points $31.99
Godfather Vodka Ultra Premium XXS
91 points
$39.99
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of marshmallow, fondant, peppercorns, lemon oil, and hint of fresh banana with a velvety, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, engaging, medium-length finish. A clean yet peppery vodka that entices with a classic style; martini-worthy.
91 points $39.99
Stolichnaya Crushed Ruby Red Grapefruit Vodka
90 points
$16.99
Best Buy
Hazy bright coral color. Citrusy aromas of freshly squeezed ruby red grapefruit and citric acid with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a tingling, captivating, medium-length pink grapefruit pith and sea salt finish. A juicy grapefruit vodka with bright, natural flavors; a nice retreat from ubiquitous "too sweet" flavored vodkas.
90 points $16.99 Best Buy
Two Founders 80 Acres Vodka
90 points
$16.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Fresh aromas of marzipan, sliced fuji apples, korean rice cake, star anise, and orange blossom with a supple, bright, dryish light body and a warming, snappy grilled nuts and cocoa powder finish. A delicate vodka with kisses of east Asian flavors and lovely smoothness.
90 points $16.99 Best Buy
Dixie Southern Vodka
90 points
$17.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas of lemon loaf, poppy seeds, mountain stream, and pine with a satiny, vibrant, dryish light body and a warming, medium-length ethanol sweetness and hint of dried cherry finish. A crisp and clean vodka that acts like breath of fresh mountain air.
90 points $17.99 Best Buy
Balls Vodka
90 points
$21.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Confected aromas and flavors of bubblegum, rainbow sherbet, and watermelon candy with a glycerous, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, short-lived peach tea and powdered sugar finish. A sipping vodka for sweet-tooths that will play nicely in fruity cocktails.
90 points $21.99 Best Buy
Snow Leopard Vodka
90 points
$26.99
Clear color. Aromas of tepache, dill, yogurt spread, and sourdough with an vibrant, dryish light body and a hot, appealing, medium-length Szechwan peppercorns and ginger finish. An expressive vodka with character.
90 points $26.99
Svedka Mango Pineapple Vodka
89 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Sweet aromas of guava confection and pineapples and kiwis in syrup with a satiny, vibrant, sweet light-to-medium body and a polished, captivating, medium-length coconut candies, bubblegum, lime zest, and soursop syrup finish. A very sweet, tropical fruit cocktail of a vodka for mixing fun.
89 points $12.99 Best Buy
Absolut Grapefruit Vodka
89 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Fruity, funky aromas of pink grapefruit, yuzu, durian, and parmesan rind with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, brisk lemon zest, grapefruit Italian ice, and breadstick finish. A very mixable vodka with pure citrus flavors.
89 points $19.99 Best Buy
Stolichnaya Razberi Vodka
89 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of berry-scented toy, raspberry jam, crayon, cotton candy, and bell pepper with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, breezy finish. A solid not-too-sweet flavored vodka for mixed drinks.
89 points $19.99 Best Buy
Grand Teton Potato Vodka
89 points
$21.95
Clear color. Candied aromas and flavors of circus peanuts, cupcakes, candied pears, and fondant with a silky, crisp, fruity medium body and a tingling, amusing, medium-length finish. A full-bodied, fruity yet unflavored vodka for mixed drinks.
89 points $21.95
OYO Vodka
89 points
$23.25
Clear color. Fruity aromas and flavors of lemon poppyseed muffin, pear candies, circus peanuts, and cherry confection with a supple, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, easy white chocolate macadamia cookie and pepper jelly finish. A workhorse vodka well-suited to cosmopolitans.
89 points $23.25
OYO Stone Fruit Vodka
89 points
$27.20
Dusty siam color. Aromas and flavors of wild sour cherries, cherry tart, graphite, and pomegranate with a round, bright, fruity medium body and a graceful, engaging, buoyant earth finish. Bartenders will love the all-natural cherry flavors in this super-solid vodka.
89 points $27.20
North Shore Distillery Ultra Premium Vodka
89 points
$29.99
Clear color. Aromas of ground macadamia, shortbread, and buttered sweet corn with a round, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, amusing, medium-length mild gingerbread and black pepper finish. A lengthy and coating vodka that will make for weighty martinis or a sophisticated choice on the rocks.
89 points $29.99
Frïs Vodka
88 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Grainy aromas of sourdough and rye crisps with a soft, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a peppery, quick cracked peppercorns, yogurt, and anise finish. A grain-forward vodka for cocktail play and mixed drinks.
88 points $12.99 Best Buy
Svedka Clementine Vodka
88 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Citrusy aromas and flavors of ginger ale, lemon lime soda, lime blossom, tangerine, and lime pickle with a glycerous, vibrant, sweet medium body and a tingling, brisk orange sherbet finish. A vivacious sweet citrus vodka for effortless cocktails.
88 points $12.99 Best Buy
Svedka Citron Vodka
88 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Citrusy, clean aromas and flavors of fresh italian lemons, chiffon cake, agave nectar, parsley, and cilantro with a round, lively, sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, captivating, medium-long lemon drop candies finish. An attractive lemon vodka with pure, clean citrus flavor with welcome sweetness; a broad range of cocktail possibilities.
88 points $12.99 Best Buy
Svedka Cucumber Lime Vodka
88 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Fresh aromas and flavors of cucumber syrup, agave nectar, and lime cordial with a round, bright, off-dry medium body and a smooth, stimulating, relaxed sweet pear candy, zucchini bread, and coconut cream finish. A clean and tasty cucumber vodka for refreshing cocktails and flavorful rocks pours.
88 points $12.99 Best Buy
New Amsterdam Vodka
88 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas of rainwater and granola with a round, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a peppery, medium-length nougat, pink peppercorns, and lemon buttercream finish. A crisp, clean vodka for all occasions.
88 points $13.99 Best Buy
Smirnoff Raspberry Flavored Vodka
88 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Fruity aromas of blackberry coulis, vanilla mint, juicy zinfandel, and cotton candy with a round, tangy, fruity medium body and a smooth, captivating, medium-long grapefruit zest, fresh summer berries, and lemon bar finish. A rich flavored vodka with complex fruit aromas and a zinfandel-like appeal.
88 points $13.99 Best Buy
Stalinskaya Blue Extra Strong Vodka
88 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Grainy aromas of sourdough bread, labnah, moss, saltine cracker, and banana bread with a supple, crisp, dryish medium-to-full body and a peppery, breezy peppercorns, plastic wrapped tarragon, and radish finish. A solid vodka with character.
88 points $14.99 Best Buy
Stolichnaya Crushed Pineapple Vodka
88 points
$16.99
Best Buy
Hazy bright straw yellow color. Fruity aromas and flavors of tinned pineapple, tinned pear, bamboo, and spice cake with a supple, vibrant, sweet medium-to-full body and a medium-length rice flour and pie crusts finish. A juicy-sweet pineapple vodka for effortlessly fun mixed drinks.
88 points $16.99 Best Buy
Smirnoff Blue
88 points
$18.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Citrusy aromas of lemon and tangerine zest, shortbread, and elderflower with a soft, vibrant, dry light body and a hot, carefree tellicherry peppercorns finish. A zesty, higher proof vodka that will add plenty of zing to your cocktail repertoire.
88 points $18.99 Best Buy
Striped Pig Distillery Striped Vodka
88 points
$21.99
Clear color. Creamy aromas of pearled barley, hay, and vanilla pudding with a supple, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a hot, breezy cream, lemon zest, oatmilk, espresso, and bitter herbs finish. A vodka with attitude and bite; a fun choice for cocktails.
88 points $21.99
Pure Class Vodka
88 points
$22.99
Clear color. Aromas of oatmeal cookie, cream cheese frosting, nutmeg, and brown sugar with an oily, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, medium-length plantain peel and raw sun choke finish. The creamy cookie-like nose on this vodka will find wide appeal in dessert cocktails.
88 points $22.99
Nebula9 Lemon Ginger Vodka
88 points
$39.95
Hazy golden green color. Herbal aromas and flavors of lemonade, sliced ginger, turmeric tea, chestnut honey, and brie with a supple, lively, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a tingling, charming, medium-length cracked peppercorns finish. A tangy lemon-ginger vodka for summer lemonades and winter warmers.
88 points $39.95
BEE Vodka
88 points
$48.99
Clear color. Aromas of poppyseed, clarified butter with lemon zest, ripe banana, lime cordial, and buttermilk with a velvety, bright, dry medium body and a warming, intriguing, medium-length buckwheat pancakes and pecan skins finish. A vodka with character to add life to cocktails and body to your rocks pour.
88 points $48.99
Veil Strawberry Vodka
87 points
$9.49
Best Buy
Clear color. Fruity, candied aromas and flavors of pineapple gummy bears, blue hawaiian punch, coconut confection, and strawberry lozenge with a glycerous, lively, very sweet medium body and a seamless, breezy green apple candies and caramel taffy finish. A crazy fruity flavored vodka for candy-sweet parties.
87 points $9.49 Best Buy
Nue Grapefruit Vodka
87 points
$11.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Herbal aromas and flavors of white grapefruit, wheat grass, parsley, and cilantro with a glycerous, vibrant, fruity medium body and a peppery, amusing, medium-length Sweety Drop peppers finish. A bright and herbal grapefruit vodka; a sauvignon blanc lover’s spirit.
87 points $11.99 Best Buy
Svedka Vanilla Vodka
87 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Creamy, sweet aromas of cherry-vanilla ice cream, almond creme, espresso, chocolate pastry, and candied hazelnuts with a glycerous, crisp, sweet medium body and a warming, engaging, medium-length chocolate genache finish. A creamy and decadent flavored vodka that will be delicious in after-dinner cocktails or chilled shots.
87 points $12.99 Best Buy
Svedka Raspberry Vodka
87 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Fruity aromas of raspberry syrup and peach candies with a glycerous, tangy, fruity light body and a tingling, brisk raspberry jam, vanilla cola, and tart lemon candies finish. A brambly raspberry vodka for fun mixed drinks.
87 points $12.99 Best Buy
Boru Vodka
87 points
$16.99
Clear color. Aromas of banana taffy, coconut, and geranium with a satiny, bright, dry light body and a peppery, breezy pumpernickel with pepper jelly and white pepper finish. A nice workhorse vodka for all manner of mixed drinks.
87 points $16.99
Grays Peak Vodka
87 points
$17.99
Clear color. Hot aromas of ethanol, lemon oil, and cucumber with a supple, dryish light body and a hot, brisk dried lime zest and animal cracker finish. A spirituous workhorse vodka for bloodies and Long Islands.
87 points $17.99
Phoenix Ultra Smooth Vodka
87 points
$17.99
Clear color. Aromas of rubber eraser, geranium, and shredded wheat with buttermilk with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and a peppery, buoyant white peppercorns, baby aspirin, and citrus spritzed apple finish. A sprightly vodka for tonic.
87 points $17.99
Kiki Vodka
87 points
$19.99
Clear color. Aromas of rice porridge, fallen orchard fruit, rubber, and kalamata olive with a soft, vibrant, dryish light-to-medium body and a warming, medium-length delicate anise finish. A peppery craft vodka for experimentation.
87 points $19.99
Stolichnaya Blueberi Vodka
87 points
$19.99
Clear color. Fruity, earthy aromas and flavors of ripe raspberries, spearmint lozenge, black pepper, and aromatic roots with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a tingling, refreshing, medium-long thyme finish. A pleasingly dry-yet-fruity berry liqueur with an herbaceous edge.
87 points $19.99
Gunnar’s Vodka Potato Edition
87 points
$20.99
Clear color. Aromas of silt, peppercorns, sage, and potato bread with a supple, bright, dryish light body and a tingling, rapid lemon candies and radish finish. A very mixable vodka with a bit of an earthy touch and a kiss of sweetness.
87 points $20.99
Ravo Vodka
87 points
$22.99
Clear color. Spicy aromas of cumin, cinnamon nougat, and orange gelatin with a round, bright, dryish light body and an even, breezy caramel finish. A zesty, round and perfectly smooth vodka for martinis or rocks pours with a lemon twist.
87 points $22.99
Monkey Face Vodka
87 points
$23
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of fig and date shrub, 3 bean salad, steel cut oats, dried grasses, and terra cotta with a satiny, lively, dryish light-to-medium body and a graceful, appealing, medium-length salty-sweet cornbread and sage finish. A distinctive vodka for the curious and crafty.
Tenure Vodka
87 points
$24.99
Clear color. Spicy, sweet aromas of gingerbread, cinnamon candies, graham cracker, brown sugar, and roasted pecan with a supple, bright, fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length marshmallow creme, ink, and chai finish. A distinctive cookie-like vodka for sipping and dessert cocktails.
87 points $24.99
Flamingo Crystal Vodka
87 points
$28
Clear color. Aromas of whole lime, pressed linen, and orange blossom with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light body and a tingling, sparse plantain and Marie biscuits finish. An easy-going vodka with a hint of fruity sweetness; a lovely cocktail vodka.
1852 Kurant Gold Grape Vodka
87 points
$31.99
Clear color. Aromas of shaved coconut meat, honeydew melon, and pineapple with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, medium-length chalk and orange custard finish. A tingly vodka perfect for everyday mixed drinks.
87 points $31.99
Flamingo Black Diamond Vodka
87 points
$32
Clear color. Citrusy aromas and flavors of orange flesh and cream soda with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a peppery, crisp orange pith and cotton finish. A nice workhorse vodka with fruity character for sweeter cocktails.
New Amsterdam Raspberry Vodka
86 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Fruity aromas of freeze dried raspberry, grape candies, and pixie stix candy with a silky, racy, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a brisk sour blueberry candy finish. A tart candied vodka for simple at-home cocktails.
86 points $12.99 Best Buy
Smirnoff Red, White & Berry Vodka
86 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Candied aromas of fruit stripes gum, tropical skittles, pineapple soda, and gummy worms with a glycerous, lively, very sweet medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length The Original Bomb Pop finish. A very candied vodka for nostalgic cocktails and "throw caution to the wind" chilled shots.
86 points $12.99 Best Buy
Stolichnaya Crushed Mango Vodka
86 points
$16.99
Hazy apricot color. Confected aromas and flavors of peach-mango candies, sweet yogurt candy, rooibos tea, lemongrass, and white grapefruit with a supple, tangy, sweet-and-sour light-to-medium body and a warming, relaxed apricot pastry finish. A fun vodka to add a little color and candy-sweet flavor to cocktails.
86 points $16.99
Shakespeare Vodka
86 points
$18.99
Clear color. Fruity aromas of green apple taffy, raspberry syrup, and kiwi-melon smoothie with a supple, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, delightful, medium-length aloe, alpine herbs, watermelon rind, cucumber, and salt finish. A very fruity and tropical spirit that bridges the gap between flavored and unflavored vodka; a good choice for chilled shots and fruity cocktails.
86 points $18.99
Pink Duck Vodka
86 points
$19.99
Clear color. Aroma of almond nougat with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a warming, crisp cantaloupe, green almond, and lemon-pepper finish. A zesty vodka for everyday mixing.
86 points $19.99
Nebula9 Pomegranate Blueberry Vodka
86 points
$39.95
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of yuzu shrub, jackfruit, blueberry vinegar, passionfruit, and rambutan with a soft, vibrant, sweet-and-sour light body and a sleek, brisk rice, custard, and crystalized ginger finish. A distinctive vodka for balanced vodka highballs and adding playful acidity to cocktails.
86 points $39.95
Glory Vodka
86 points
$49
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of desert stones, shortbread, green apple, and lemon drop candies with a supple, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a warming, medium-length Botan rice candy and white tea finish. A warming, tea-like vodka to add character to cocktails.
Platinum 7X Distilled Vodka
85 points
$12.99
Clear color. Aromas of corn flakes, tobacco, and olive with a satiny, bright, dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, brisk nickel, cola nut, chamomile, and dandelion finish. A rich and mixable vodka.
85 points $12.99
Grays Peak Meyer Lemon Flavored Vodka
85 points
$17.99
Clear color. Candied, citrusy aromas of lime and orange candies and lemon pound cake with a syrupy, vibrant, sweet light-to-medium body and a tingling, relaxed lemon SnoCone and lemon custard finish. A sweet and dense flavored vodka that will liven up a vodka-soda.
85 points $17.99
Salt City Vodka
85 points
$19.95
Clear color. Pungent aromas and flavors of packaged unflavored gelatin, raw oats, and overripe banana peel with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, fast buttered honey bran muffin finish. A funky, grainy vodka to charm craft spirits lovers.
85 points $19.95
Gunnar’s Vodka Corn Edition
85 points
$19.99
Clear color. Fresh aromas of wet stone, ground pepper, and corn husk with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity light body and a tingling, breezy orange peels, shortcake, and underripe strawberry finish. A very pleasing vodka with hints of fruitiness that is best served on the rocks.
85 points $19.99
Vapor Distillery Boulder Vodka
85 points
$25
Clear color. Aromas of white mystery flavored air heads candy, pistachio gelato, lemon zest, and apple seeds with a supple, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-length burnt sugar finish. A solid vodka for cocktails.
Bainbridge Legacy Organic Vodka
85 points
$36.99
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of scorched milk, jam on brie, and chocolate cherries with a medium body and a medium cream cheese, charred coffee beans and nuts, steel wool, and drawn butter finish. A dairy-rich, roasted craft vodka for creamy espresso martinis.
85 points $36.99
Veil Cranberry Lime Vodka
84 points
$9.49
Pale pale citrine color. Citrusy aromas and flavors of tangerine, hi-c drink, ground cinnamon, and tamarind with an oily, tangy, moderately sweet medium body and a tingling, easy orange gelatin, banana runts candy, cranberry SnoCone, and lime sherbet finish. A chewy orange vodka to add body, flavor and fun to fruity drinks.
84 points $9.49
Kutskova Vodka
84 points
$12
Clear color. Aromas of rubber cement, leather conditioner, labnah, and hazelnut with a supple, shrill, dry light body and a hot, medium-length bitter lemon, raw walnut, lavender, and rosemary finish. A workhorse vodka for mixed drinks.
New Amsterdam Lemon Vodka
84 points
$12.99
Clear color. Citrusy, spicy aromas and flavors of lime popsicle, ginger beer, black pepper, and iced tea with a glycerous, tangy, sweet light-to-medium body and a peppery, engaging, medium-length Smarties Candies finish. A very bright and fruity citrus vodka with balancing spice nuances.
84 points $12.99
Smirnoff Green Apple Vodka
84 points
$13.99
Clear color. Candied aromas of green apple candies, red apple and vanilla taffies, and cherry twizzlers candy with a glycerous, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, brisk apple gum and fresh red apple skins finish. A true-to-form intense green apple vodka with a pleasant not-too-sweet finish.
84 points $13.99
SKYY Infusions Sun-Ripened Watermelon
84 points
$18.49
Clear color. Aromas of green apple, unflavored gelatin, and sliced cucumber with an oily, vibrant, moderately sweet medium body and a tingling, medium-length strawberry kiwi bubble tea, peppercorns, oiled nuts, and cucumber seed finish. A rough-around-the-edges flavored vodka for cocktail play.
84 points $18.49
SKYY Infusions California Apricot
84 points
$18.49
Clear color. Candied, fruity aromas of mango confection, peach liqueur, cherry candy, orange marmalade, and bubblegum with a silky, tangy, sweet-and-sour medium body and a peppery, rapid sour peach candies, allspice, and bitter orange finish. A bright and fruity spirit to liven up vodka sodas.
84 points $18.49
Kalak Single Malt Vodka
84 points
$30
Clear color. Funky aromas of kefir, toasted bread crumbs, fallen banana, saran wrap, and chocolate wafer cookies with a velvety, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, appealing, medium-length cheese pastry finish. A distinctive grain-forward vodka with unusual creamy character.
Veil Blueberry Vodka
83 points
$9.49
Clear color. Fruity, funky aromas and flavors of green apple, lime, cantaloupe, soursop, strawberry candy, and latex with a glycerous, tangy, sweet-and-sour light-to-medium body and a warming, interesting, cheery blue raspberry candy and waxy chocolate finish. A fruity flavored vodka for sweet-tooths.
83 points $9.49
XIII Kings Vodka
83 points
$18.99
Clear color. Unusual aromas of polished pleather sneakers, damp fern, dry grain, and burlap sack with a soft, shy, dryish light body and a tingling, brisk grapefruit pith, powdered sugar, and peppered almonds finish. A distinctive vodka with a pleasing mild palate.
83 points $18.99
Misadventure Vodka
83 points
$22
Clear color. Curious aromas of cooked asparagus, dried mushrooms, raisin, chocolate covered dried blueberry, biscuit, and sea-spray with a soft, dryish light body and a brisk cajeta and walnut shell finish. A bold vodka with character.
BLK EYE Vodka
83 points
$29.99
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of elmer’s glue, ritz crackers, molasses, and contact paper with a lightly tannic, bright, sweet light body and a hot, somewhat odd, crisp honey roasted grains, sweet n’ low, iced tea, and rubber finish. A wild ride of a craft vodka; white whiskey drinkers buckle up.
83 points $29.99
PUR Vodka
83 points
$39.99
Clear color. Aromas of cotton, steel wool, za’atar, and crayons with a light body and a short cream, coconut water, radish, and stones finish. A nice workhorse vodka for all types of mixed drinks.
83 points $39.99
Powderhorn Vodka
80 points
$24.99
Clear color. Rubbery aromas and flavors of brunost, rubber cement, royall lyme cologne, dad’s lawnmower, and mineral oil with a slightly chewy, shrill, dry light-to-medium body and a hot, medium-length finish. A fiery vodka for emergency mixed drinks.
80 points $24.99
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