March 2021 - Vodka

March 2021 - Vodka
This month's Spirits feature is Vodka

Vodka Reviews

elit Vodka
97 points
$49
Clear color. Clean aromas and flavors of ice, lemon zest in cream, hints of rice milk, and Cream of Wheat with a velvety, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, medium-length finish with notes of elegant white pepper and acacia. A smooth, clean Vodka that exudes luxury.
Stolichnaya Cucumber Flavored Vodka
95 points
$19
Best Buy
Clear color. Pure aromas and flavors of freshly sliced cucumber and hints of basil with a round, crisp, dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, appealing, medium-length finish with nuances of lime and melon. A stellar Flavored Vodka that sings with pure, natural cucumber flavor and an easy-to-mix dry palate.
95 points $19 Best Buy
Veil Botanic Grapefruit & Rose Flavored Vodka
94 points
$14
Best Buy
Clear color. Citrusy, floral aromas of grapefruit zest, blackberry bush, cucumber, rose water, and gardenia with a satiny, soft, dry light-to-medium body and a silky, intriguing, medium-long hints of pineapple and rosemary finish. A botanical Vodka with lots of style; pleasingly dry for easy cocktailing.
94 points $14 Best Buy
Stolichnaya Lime Flavored Vodka
93 points
$19
Best Buy
Clear color. Floral, citrusy aromas and flavors of sweet lemon candies, orange blossom water, and lily with a velvety, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish that shows overtones of sweet ginger. Sweet, somewhat herbal citrus flavors brighten the palate in this fresh and effortlessly drinkable Flavored Vodka.
93 points $19 Best Buy
Purity Connoisseur 51 Reserve Organic Vodka
93 points
$30
Clear color. Confected aromas of iced tea, spumoni, and ruby red grapefruit with a supple, crisp, dry light body and a peppery, medium-length white pepper and buttered corn bread finish. A sweet nose and peppery palate make this a solid option for fruity cocktails. Try this silky-smooth stunner in Cosmos, Vespers, Martinis and beyond.
KINKY® Vodka
92 points
$12
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of lemon zest and hints of licorice with a satiny, vibrant, dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long finish that shows notes of mixed peppercorns. An exemplary Vodka with a nuanced aromatic profile, exceptional length and impact.
92 points $12 Best Buy
New Amsterdam Vodka
92 points
$15
Best Buy
Clear color. Citrusy aromas and flavors of nectarine and mandarin with a round, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish evoking shades of mineral water and hints of lime. A rich and weighty Vodka with striking citrus nuance.
92 points $15 Best Buy
Stolichnaya Premium Vodka
92 points
$19
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas of sticky rice and hints of lemon verbena with a supple, crisp, bone-dry light body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length lemon pepper and orange zest finish. A rock solid Vodka with soft hints of citrus.
92 points $19 Best Buy
KRESKOVA Vodka
91 points
$13.99
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of milk toast, hints of bell pepper, and buttered popcorn with a supple, crisp, dry light body and a peppery, brisk finish with suggestions of crisp bread. A savory-leaning Vodka with hints of bell pepper that will shine in Dirty Martinis and Bloody Marys.
91 points $13.99
Purity Spritz - Mediterranean Citrus Flavored Vodka
91 points
$27
Light coral color. Citrusy aromas of ruby red grapefruit zest and hints of ginger with a round, crisp, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, refreshing, medium-length grapefruit gummies and fruit juice finish. A rock solid aperitif-like Vodka with big fruit flavor and kisses of sweetness.
VDKA 6100 Vodka
91 points
$29
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of peppercorns, lemon zest and shiitake mushrooms with a satiny, crisp, dry light body and a smooth, medium-length finish. A smooth, plush Vodka for simple sipping or creative mixing; fantastically silky.
Mamont Siberian Vodka
91 points
$39
Clear color. Clean aromas and flavors of rice cracker, pine, glacial ice, and subtle hints of lemon pepper with a supple, crisp, dry light body and a smooth, medium-length finish. A clean and proudly neutral Vodka that offers a pure sipping experience or the perfect canvas for cocktail creation.
Burnett’s 80 Proof Vodka
90 points
$9
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of dried citrus zest, mineral water, and hints of buttered toast with a satiny, vibrant, dry light body and a smooth, engaging, medium-length finish. A clean and neutral canvas for cocktail play.
90 points $9 Best Buy
Five V Vodka
90 points
$17
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of white corn and corn silk with a round, light-to-medium body and a polished, medium-length finish with accents of white pepper. A well-made Vodka with nice texture and weight.
90 points $17 Best Buy
Cathead Vodka
90 points
$20
Best Buy
Clear color. Fresh aromas and flavors of lemon peels, hints of mint, wet stone, and orange with a satiny, crisp, dry medium body and a tingling, medium-length finish evoking elements of white corn, fresh bread, and cream. A rock solid, fresh and clean Vodka for sipping, mixing and beyond; certainly a great option for Martinis.
90 points $20 Best Buy
Nemiroff Bold Orange Flavored Vodka
90 points
$20.99
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
28 Mile Vodka
90 points
$24.99
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of cream cheese, wet slate, hints of herb muffin, and hints of carnation with a creamy, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a silky, stimulating, medium-length finish evoking accents of dulce de leche and peaches in cream. A rich, almost creamy Vodka; great for cocktails.
90 points $24.99
Purity Signature 34 Edition Organic Vodka
90 points
$27
Clear color. Aromas of sweet porridge, peaches in cream, and almond praline with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length candied lime and white peppercorns finish. A grain-forward, character-rich Vodka that offers the Vodka enthusiast and cocktail creative something fresh, fun and distinctive.
Nykur Vodka
90 points
$30
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of lemon mousse and hints of turmeric with a satiny, crisp, dry light body and an effortless, interesting, medium-length finish with nuances of almond milk. A richly textured, delicately nuanced Vodka for martinis and beyond.
Alpine Blu Vodka
89 points
$11
Best Buy
Clear color. Elegant aromas and flavors of whipped cream, hints of lime zest, and peach with a round, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, agreeable finish. A clean, smooth, weighty and versatile Vodka for cocktails, rocks pours and beyond.
89 points $11 Best Buy
Waving Plains Vodka
89 points
$14
Best Buy
Clear color. Fresh, fruity aromas and flavors of sweet pistachio paste, spumoni, and lime leaf with a satiny, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a silky, interesting, medium-length finish. While firmly in the Unflavored Vodka category, this character-rich spirit shows a kaleidoscope of fruity, nutty and herbal nuances that please the palate.
89 points $14 Best Buy
Deep Eddy Ruby Red Grapefruit Flavored Vodka
89 points
$17
Best Buy
Bright hazy coral pink color. Tart, citrusy aromas and flavors of lime-spritzed watermelon candy and sour lemon candies with a silky, puckering, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a tingling, medium-length finish. A pink lemonade-like Flavored Vodka with raging, puckering acidity; fun for tangy cocktails and pink-hued shooters.
89 points $17 Best Buy
Stolichnaya Ohranj Flavored Vodka
89 points
$19
Best Buy
Clear color. Fruity aromas of pink grapefruit, sour candy, orange Hi-C, and hints of vanilla with a supple, vibrant, dryish medium body and a medium-length lemon pepper finish. A bright Vodka with a dry finish; this one can work in citrusy shaken cocktails or savory Bloody Marys in need of a spritzy kick.
89 points $19 Best Buy
Stolichnaya Razberi Flavored Vodka
89 points
$19
Best Buy
Clear color. Candied aromas of Smarties candies and orange cooler with a supple, crisp, dry light body and a peppery, easy hints of watermelon and white pepper finish. A mild, candied Vodka to slip into your highball.
89 points $19 Best Buy
Nemiroff Burning Pear Flavored Vodka
89 points
$20.99
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
Stolichnaya Salted Karamel Flavored Vodka
89 points
$22
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of honey drizzled toasted almonds, hazelnut cappuccino, toasty french pastries, and dulce de leche with a glycerous, vibrant, fruity sweet medium body and a smooth, intriguing, medium-length finish with accents of sweet Vienna cream and coconut-walnut frosting. A sweet and nutty Vodka for dressed-up dessert cocktails.
JiuJiu Blue Label Vodka
89 points
$38
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of milk toast, puffed cereals, and hints of olive brine with a satiny, bright, dry light body and a warming, medium-length finish. A mild and peppery Vodka well suited to Bloody Marys and other savory cocktails.
HANGAR ONE Honeycomb Flavored Vodka
89 points
$41
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of mead, hints of sliced peppers, beeswax, and hints of ginger and lemon with a satiny, crisp, dryish light body and a silky, brisk finish. A subtle honey-flavored Vodka that will work well in creamy dessert cocktails or bright and lemony refreshers; delicate and all-natural.
Veil Vodka
88 points
$9
Best Buy
Clear color. Aroma and flavors of lemon zest with a satiny, crisp, dryish light body and a tingling, breezy finish with notes of white pepper, marshmallow, and mineral water. A citrus-kissed, mild Vodka for anytime cocktails.
88 points $9 Best Buy
Veil Botanic Cucumber & Mint Flavored Vodka
88 points
$14
Best Buy
Clear color. Fresh aromas of sliced cucumber, ripe heirloom tomato, and green banana with a round, vibrant, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a graceful, engaging, medium-long honeydew melon, lime spritz, and tarragon finish. A garden-fresh Vodka with great flavor and balance.
88 points $14 Best Buy
Stolichnaya Vanil Flavored Vodka
88 points
$19
Best Buy
Clear color. Sweet aromas and flavors of fluffy wedding cake with buttercream frosting, vanilla whipped cream, and caramel sauce with a satiny, crisp, dryish light body and a polished, interesting, medium-length finish. A creamy vanilla Vodka that won’t let you down; make epic espresso Martinis with this one!
88 points $19 Best Buy
Haku Vodka
88 points
$27
Clear color. Aromas of banana and walnut muffin with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a peppery, breezy marshmallow fluff on white bread and spicy peppercorns finish. A solid Vodka for mixing and shooting.
HANGAR ONE Rosé Flavored Vodka
88 points
$32
Pale coral color. Curious, complex aromas and flavors of roasted sweet potatoes, sweet squash tart, roasted red pepper, grilled artichoke, spiced nuts, rose petals, and plantains with a round, bright, fruity medium body and an even, refreshing, medium-long finish with notes of rose hip tea and fig. A distinctive Vodka with earthy and tea-like notes.
Our/Los Angeles Vodka
88 points
$32
Clear color. Citrusy aromas and flavors of fresh lemon zest with a satiny, crisp, dryish light body and a tingling, brisk finish that presents impressions of minerals and water crackers. A citrusy Vodka that will work well in fruity, shaken cocktails.
HANGAR ONE Makrut Lime Flavored Vodka
88 points
$41
Clear color. Citrusy aromas and flavors of bright lemon zest, hints of lemon bar, and cream with a satiny, vibrant, off-dry medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish. A rock solid Vodka with a creamy mouthfeel, a kiss of sweetness, and vibrant citrus flavor.
Steel Blu Vodka
87 points
$14
Best Buy
Clear color. Fruity aromas and flavors of apricot and kumquat with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a polished, medium-length finish with shades of lime peel. A curiously fruity Vodka that will add a subtle hint of flavor to shaken, citrusy cocktails.
87 points $14 Best Buy
Deep Eddy Lemon Flavored Vodka
87 points
$17
Hazy golden green color. Tart aromas and flavors of lemon drop candies, Warheads candies, and margarita mix with a supple, puckering, fruity sweet medium body and a tingling, medium-length finish. Puckering sour lemon flavors enliven the palate with this fun and fruity Vodka; shake and shoot!
Deep Eddy Original Vodka
87 points
$17
Clear color. Aromas of mixed citrus, orange marmalade, hints of mint, and lemon verbena with a supple, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, quick hints of honey finish. A bright and citrus-kissed Vodka for everyday enjoyment.
Stolichnaya Blueberi Flavored Vodka
87 points
$19
Clear color. Fruity aromas and flavors of raspberry pastilles, berry jam, and hints of spearmint with a satiny, crisp, dry light body and a polished, engaging, medium-length finish. A delicate berry Vodka with a pleasingly dry finish; jazz up your Vodka Soda or put a fruity spin on your go-to cocktails.
Jackscrew Vodka
87 points
$22
Clear color. Herbal aromas and flavors of Douglas fir, lavender, juniper berries, and rye toast with a satiny, crisp, dry light body and a graceful, quick finish. A smooth, slightly herbal Vodka for classic cocktails.
Lenark Vodka
87 points
$24
Clear color. Aromas of moss, wet stones, lime peel, and hints of noyaux with a supple, crisp, dry light body and a sleek, quick mixed peppercorns finish. A mineral-forward, stony Vodka for the cocktail enthusiast.
Live Proud Vodka
87 points
$24
Clear color. Aromas of coconut, and fruity hops with a soft, bright, dry light body and a peppery, brisk charred cracked pepper finish. A tingly, spicy Vodka with pep; try in a Bloody Mary.
Purity Estate 17 Reserve Organic Vodka
87 points
$24
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of Cream of Wheat, hints of peach cobbler, cream, and white whiskey with a satiny, crisp, dryish light body and an even, medium-length finish. A hint of fruity sweetness makes this Vodka an effortless sipper or mixer.
Bare Bone Vodka
87 points
$30
Clear color. Phenolic aromas and flavors of cacao nibs, black toast, hay, and butter with a lean, bright, bone-dry light body and a tingling, buoyant finish. A solid Vodka with piles of character.
JiuJiu Supreme Vodka
87 points
$39
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of fresh squeezed lemon juice and chalk with a supple, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a hot, brisk finish. A high octane, fairly neutral Vodka for the bold and boozy.
Ramsbury Single Estate Vodka
87 points
$45
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of banana yogurt and parmesan with a lean, soft, dry light body and a smooth, terse finish. A funky Vodka for cocktail play.
Veil Botanic Peach & Orange Blossom Flavored Vodka
86 points
$14
Best Buy
Clear color. Fruity aromas and flavors of blackberry jam, raspberry cordial, concord grape, and candied cherries with a supple, crisp, dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish manifesting elements of raspberry thumbprint cookies. Bold berry flavors will stand out in any cocktail made with this dry yet vividly fruity Vodka.
86 points $14 Best Buy
Origin Organic Vodka
86 points
$17
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of caramel cheesecake and vanilla wafers with a satiny, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a peppery, interesting, medium-length finish. A creamy, character-rich vodka with a zippy finish.
Dented Brick Vodka
85 points
$13
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of glacial ice, hint of lemon zest, tellicherry peppercorns, and dried grasses with a supple, vibrant, bone-dry light body and a peppery, medium-length finish revealing notes of ground peppercorns and dried chilies. A clean but spicy Vodka that brings peppery heat; try in Mules and Bloodies.
Hoosier Vodka
85 points
$19
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of dried lime and cream with a supple, crisp, dry light body and a tingling, brisk finish that shows nuances of hints of saline. A clean, slightly citrusy Vodka that will be very versatile for cocktails.
Vulcanica Sicilian Vodka
85 points
$39
Hazy clear color. Aromas and flavors of cream cheese frosting, hops, and petrol with a supple, soft, dry thin body and a smooth, short finish. A funky vodka for mixing.
HANGAR ONE Buddhas Hand Citron Flavored Vodka
85 points
$41
Clear color. Candied aromas and flavors of lemon drop candies, fresh lemonade, and hint of honey with a satiny, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a polished, agreeable finish imparting accents of key lime custard. A soft, citrusy Vodka that delivers.
HANGAR ONE Mandarin Blossom Flavored Vodka
85 points
$41
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of pink grapefruit and hints of dried herbs with a satiny, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, medium-length finish that shows notes of ginger. A persistent Vodka with spicy, herbal nuance; easy to love and never too sweet.
HANGAR ONE Straight American Vodka
85 points
$41
Clear color. Fruity aromas and flavors of Cream of Wheat, sliced bananas, and hints of chocolate with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a polished, intriguing, medium-length finish. A fruity, banana-like Vodka for citrusy cocktails and mixed drinks.
Spirit Water Vodka
85 points
$45
Clear color. Creamy aromas of béchamel, parmesan, citron, and bay leaf with a supple, bright, dry light body and a tingling, swift minerals finish. A funky, easy-to-mix Vodka for creative cocktails.
Deep Eddy Lime Flavored Vodka
84 points
$17
Pale hazy chartreuse color. Aromas and flavors of margarita mix and sour lime candies with a supple, puckering, sweet light-to-medium body and a sleek, brisk finish. A fun and tangy Flavored Vodka shooter; shake well with ice and serve.
Fire Oak Vodka
84 points
$22
Clear color. Funky aromas and flavors of bubblegum and earth with a supple, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, brisk finish revealing impressions of parchment. A tingly Vodka with a throw-caution-to-the-wind personality.
Georgian Bay Vodka
84 points
$34
Clear color. Funky aromas and flavors of sea shore, salted grapefruit, sourdough, and banana bread with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and a graceful, breezy finish. A solid everyday Vodka for highballs.
Upstate by Sauvage Vodka
83 points
$28
Clear color. Creamy aromas and flavors of parmesan crackers, cream cheese, and cocoa butter with a supple, prickly, dry light body and a hot, medium-long finish. A funky, tingly Vodka for gingery cocktails.
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