March 2022 - Vodka

March 2022 - Vodka
This month's Spirits feature is Vodka

Vodka Reviews

Polugar No. 3 Caraway Vodka
96 points
$48
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of white melon, roasted tea, steamed sweet potato, juniper, and malted rye with a satiny, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a warming, complex, long finish with notes of persimmon, fruity bell pepper, and fennel. A nuanced, distinctive, flavorful vodka that offers delicious new experiences.
Beattie’s Distillers Sweet Potato Vodka Batch 8
94 points
$17
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas of butternut squash, sweet potato, and cracked peppercorns with a supple, bright, dryish light body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length hints of vanilla, sweet almond, caramelized veggies, and marshmallow finish. A tasty, savory Vodka for creative cocktails and autumnal vibes.
94 points $17 Best Buy
O’Leary’s 1871 Vapor Infused Cinnamon Vodka
94 points
$30
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of bay leaf, clove, cardamom, hints of licorice, nutmeg, and cinnamon with a satiny, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, distinctive, long finish with impressions of subtle vanilla. A dry and spicy Flavored Vodka with true-to-life flavors; a flavored vodka for grown-ups.
Archipelago Lava Rock Vodka
93 points
$15
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas of soft white bread and sweet corn with a round, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, brisk hints of sweet stone fruit and lemon pepper finish. A round and undulating vodka that’s perfect for martinis.
93 points $15 Best Buy
Russian Standard Vodka
93 points
$22
Best Buy
Clear color. Creamy, minerally aromas and flavors of wet pavement, creme anglaise, and toasted almond with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a subtle, very long finish manifesting impressions of dried papaya and pear in cream, fine wheat flour and pastry dough, and wet stone. A superbly balanced, subtle and elegant, neutral vodka that will excel in any application.
93 points $22 Best Buy
Dirty Devil Vodka
93 points
$27
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of cumin seed, anise, rye crisps, and creme fraiche with a round, vibrant, dry medium body and a peppery, intriguing, long finish that presents touches of spicy ginger. A spicy, grain-centric vodka with robust, pure flavor.
Novaterra Organic Vodka
92 points
$19
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas of gherkins and hints of pressed flowers with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and a silky, charming, medium-length sweet vanilla and piquant chile peppers finish. A velvety, upscale vodka that understood the assignment.
92 points $19 Best Buy
Beattie’s Distillers Beatties Premium Potato Vodka
92 points
$22.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of sourdough rye, hints of dried apricots, wintergreen, sliced banana, and hints of raisin with a round, vibrant, dryish full body and a silky, complex, medium-long finish. A spirit crafted with intention that transforms the humble potato into a stylish product for vodka connoisseurs.
92 points $22.99 Best Buy
Onegin Vodka
92 points
$40
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of hints of cream, white corn, and chervil with a satiny, crisp, dry light-to-medium body and a warming, medium-length finish with impressions of minerals and hints of lemon-pepper. A rich, round pure vodka.
Hustle Vodka
91 points
$14
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of porcelain, sweet cream, nougat, and white pepper with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a tingling, interesting, long finish that exhibits accents of spiced candied citrus peels, pepper jelly on toast, and minerals. An creamy, spicy, full-bodied vodka with a nice tingle that will cut through brilliantly in cocktails.
Mont Blanc Vodka
90 points
$24
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of lemon bar, hints of sweet ginger, and chalk with a round, vibrant, dryish light body and a smooth, rapid finish. A smooth, well-rounded vodka for cocktails and beyond.
Van Gogh Vodka
90 points
$24
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of glacial ice, meyer lemon zest, and hints of creamy almond milk with a supple, crisp, dry light body and a polished, long finish. Purity, vibrance and length make this a highly recommended vodka.
Van Gogh Double Espresso Vodka
90 points
$28
Dark mahogany color. Aromas and flavors of roast coffee beans, whipped cream, and toffee with a velvety, vibrant, sweet light-to-medium body and a warming, subtle, medium-long finish with notes of hints of cacao nibs. A sweet, rounded coffee-flavored vodka; combine this with a splash of cream liqueur for a decadent after dinner cocktail.
Fête Handcrafted Vodka with Pure Gold Flakes
90 points
$29
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of lime zest, hints of melon and white pepper with a supple, soft, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish conveying accents of hints of sweet spices. A rich, creamy and balanced Vodka for excellent martinis.
FAIR Quinoa Vodka
90 points
$34
Clear color. Aromas of cream of wheat and hints of honey with a supple, lively, light-to-medium body and a warming, stimulating, medium-length lemon zest, whipped cream, ground pepper, and spiced almonds finish. Creamy, fresh aromas lead to a velvety palate followed by a enlivening finish of cracked peppercorns.
SKYY Infusions Citrus Vodka
89 points
$14
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of freshly sliced lime, fresh daiquiri, and hints of young coconut with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, amusing, medium-length finish with notes of subtle hints of ginger. A pure, delicious citrus-flavored Vodka that will shine in any cocktail.
89 points $14 Best Buy
TOBARITCH! Premium Vodka
89 points
$15
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of hints of lime, soft bread, minerals, and caraway with a supple, soft, dryish light body and a smooth, brisk finish. A solid vodka that provides a neutral canvas for cocktail creations.
89 points $15 Best Buy
Snap Vodka
89 points
$16
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of graham cracker, buttercream, and hints of pickling spices with a satiny, crisp, fruity light body and a smooth, engaging, breezy finish that presents accents of delicate fruit salad. A delicately fruity vodka that drinks effortlessly, a good match for mixed drinks and shooters.
89 points $16 Best Buy
American Frontier Small Batch Vodka
89 points
$20
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of fresh lemon, sea salt, cracked pepper, and cream with a silky, crisp, dryish light body and a tingling, captivating, medium-length finish. A zesty vodka with pep; great for sipping on the rocks and mixing in all your favorite cocktails.
89 points $20 Best Buy
Nykur Organic Vodka
89 points
$21
Clear color. Aromas of orange sherbet, melons, and green apple with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a seamless, fast hints of pineapple candies, whipped cream, and sweet hazelnut finish. A delicately fruity vodka for all manner of mixed drinks.
Van Gogh Dutch Caramel Vodka
89 points
$28
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of salted caramel, chocolate-covered toffee, kettle corn, and maple with a supple, vibrant, dryish light body and a warming, interesting, breezy finish imparting notes of hot buttered rum. A rich caramel vodka that will take your dessert cocktail game to new indulgent heights.
Serv Pink Lemonade Vodka
89 points
$49
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of fresh lemon, lime zest, citronella, and lemon balm with a supple, vibrant, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, stimulating, medium-length finish. A bold citrus vodka that plays well with others.
SKYY Infusions Pineapple Vodka
88 points
$14
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of honeycrisp apples, ruby red grapefruit, and pina colada with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish manifesting suggestions of Mai Tai. A fun, tropical, coconut kissed pineapple vodka for a vacation in a glass.
88 points $14 Best Buy
SKYY Infusions Blood Orange Vodka
88 points
$14
Best Buy
Clear color. Aroma of orange Tang with a supple, crisp, off-dry light-to-medium body and a seamless, quick five alive and cracked peppercorns finish. Big orange aromas star in this easy-to-mix vodka.
88 points $14 Best Buy
Veil Botanic Strawberry And Hibiscus Vodka
88 points
$15
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas of bubblegum, watermelon candies, hints of rose petals, and ripe blueberry with a supple, bright, fruity light body and an effortless, amusing, carefree sweet raspberry gelee finish. A fresh, fruity vodka best with a good chill in a citrus-forward cocktail.
88 points $15 Best Buy
A.W. True Texas Vodka
88 points
$23
Clear color. Aromas of fresh cream and hints of dill with a supple, soft, dry-yet-fruity light body and a silky, scant coconut and sweet buttercream finish. A supple, lighter-bodied vodka for delicate cocktails and sipping.
Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate Vodka
88 points
$28
Pale steely gold color. Aromas and flavors of butterscotch, sticky toffee pudding, brown sugar, and chocolate-covered pretzel with a supple, crisp, off-dry medium body and a smooth, stimulating, relaxed finish that presents nuances of flan. A decadent caramel vodka for sweet tooths.
Van Gogh Acai-Blueberry Vodka
88 points
$28
Steely purple color. Candied aromas and flavors of sweet grape bubble gum, blackberry smoothie, and acai with a supple, bright, off-dry medium body and a smooth, delightful, medium-length finish. A fruity and sweet yet grown-up flavored vodka for festively hued cocktails.
The Community Spirit Co. Vodka
88 points
$32
Clear color. Aromas of shredded wheat in milk with a round, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length hints of ginger, raisin, and sea salt finish. A creamy, pure expression of Vodka.
Serv Green Apple Vodka
88 points
$49
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of green apple candies, fresh apple juice, and hints of bubble gum with a velvety, crisp, fruity medium body and a graceful, stimulating, medium-length finish with nuances of cream of wheat, peach gummies, and banana buttercream. A silky-smooth, flavorful apple Vodka that will play well in so many cocktails.
Carbonadi Carbonado Filtered Vodka
88 points
$69
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of citrus candies, lime icing, hints of perfume, and bell pepper with a round, tangy, fruity medium body and a tingling, breezy finish. A citrusy vodka for tangy cocktails; try in Cosmos, Lemon Drops and more.
Streeter Flynn Sugar Cane Vodka
87 points
$23
Clear color. Aromas of soft white bread and hints of fleshy orchard fruit with a supple, crisp, dry light body and an even, sparse bitter herbs and spices finish. A distinctive vodka best for stirred cocktails.
HANGAR ONE Straight Vodka
87 points
$29
Clear color. Fresh, fruity aromas of hints of orchard fruit, toasted coconut, and marshmallow with a silky, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, medium-length sweet lemon drops and hints of cucumber finish. A delicately fruity vodka with interest and length; good for cocktails and sipping neat.
Serv Mixed Berry Vodka
87 points
$49
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of tropical smoothie, mango muffin, and banana yogurt with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, fast finish that presents notes of ripe papaya, almonds, and banana candies. A tropical, carefree flavored vodka for mixed drinks.
Serv Vodka
87 points
$49
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of fresh agave, sweet apple, pineapple, and hints of spearmint with a satiny, bright, light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish with overtones of sweet sugar cane and nougat. A slightly sweet vodka with fresh, distinctive flavors; the vodka of choice for tequila and rum drinkers.
Serv Blood Orange Vodka
87 points
$49
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of sweet orange candies, orange sherbet, and grapefruit slice gummies with a supple, crisp, off-dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, refreshing, medium-length finish. A fruity, off-dry vodka with tasty candied citrus flavors.
Dolha Small Batch Vodka
86 points
$14
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
SKYY Infusions Watermelon Vodka
86 points
$14
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of lemon spritz, freshly sliced cucumber, and hints of white peppercorns with a round, crisp, sweet light body and a warming, medium-length finish revealing accents of honey. A fresh and friendly melon vodka with honeyed sweetness.
86 points $14 Best Buy
High Rock Vodka
86 points
$17
Clear color. Aromas of wafer cookie, lemon pepper, and lavender with a supple, crisp, dry light body and a smooth, medium-long cream puffs finish. A rock solid vodka with a cocktail-friendly proof.
Union Forge Vodka
86 points
$19
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of cream of wheat and fresh dough with a satiny, vibrant, dry light body and a graceful, interesting, medium-length finish that exhibits notes of lemon zest, black pepper, and jasmine tea. A silky vodka for everyday indulgences.
Stateside Urbancraft Vodka
86 points
$27
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of cracked pepper and saffron with a satiny, bright, dryish light body and a smooth, breezy finish with notes of creme filled cookies. A mild, all-occasion vodka with great mixability.
True Legacy Vodka
86 points
$27
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of fresh dough, hints of dill, and honey with a supple, prickly, dryish light-to-medium body and a warming, breezy finish imparting notes of peppercorns. A piquant vodka that will be at home in refreshing, citrusy cocktails.
Goldstream Distillery Canadian Grain Vodka
85 points
$22
Clear color. Aromas of lemon and lime zests and white corn with a supple, soft, dryish light body and a smooth, intriguing, medium-length fresh bread and hints of peppercorns finish. An easy-going vodka for all manner of cocktails.
Van Gogh Vanilla Vodka
85 points
$28
Clear color. Sweet aromas and flavors of salted caramels, milk chocolate, vanilla custard, and salted peanuts with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a graceful, interesting, medium finish revealing elements of hints of Nutella. A rich and caramelly Flavored Vodka that’s sure to please.
Dented Brick Vodka
84 points
$15
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of hints of lemon, celery leaf, and marzipan with a lean, bright, bone-dry thin body and a sleek, brisk finish. A solid workhorse vodka that will perform in most any cocktail.
Veil Botanic Meyer Lemon And Basil Vodka
84 points
$15
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of lemon verbena, citronella, white flowers, and white grapefruit with a supple, vibrant, dryish light body and a seamless, engaging, medium-length finish. Bold citrus aromas here will work very well in craft cocktails; distinctive floral nuance sets this vodka apart.
Van Gogh Pineapple Vodka
84 points
$28
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of baijiu, bubblegum, fruit cup, and anise with a supple, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and an even, medium-length finish with suggestions of honeydew melon, sweet cucumber, and honey. A complex, pungently fruity Vodka for creative cocktails.
Western Reserve Distillers Organic Vodka Batch 6
84 points
$29
Clear color. Aromas of butterscotch, cray-pas, pineapple, and fromage blanc with a round, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, refreshing, buoyant orange peel, lemon pepper, and ripe banana finish. A fruity, untamed vodka with a wild spirit.
Serv Pineapple Vodka
84 points
$49
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of durian and banana taffy with a round, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a seamless, long finish manifesting accents of pineapple, kiwi, coconut, bubble gum, and hints of mint. A wild, tropical ride.
Mutiny Island Vodka
83 points
$20
Clear color. Aromas of roasted garlic, grilled potato, and beeswax with a lean, soft, dry light body and a tingling, brisk hints of juniper, sweet potato, bell pepper, and cinnamon toast finish. A wild and carefree vodka.
Van Gogh Cool Peach Vodka
83 points
$28
Clear color. Aromas of honey on fresh Fuji apples with a satiny, crisp, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a polished, interesting, breezy sweet peach candies and hints of mint finish. Sweet orchard fruits lend their way to fresh herbs in this interesting cocktail ingredient.
PUR Vodka
83 points
$36
Clear color. Aromas of nori, parmesan, and button mushrooms with a glycerous, prickly, dryish light-to-medium body and a peppery, swift butterscotch, vanilla gelato, peppercorns, and olive finish. A cocktail-ready Vodka.
Ramsbury Single Estate Vodka
81 points
$39
Clear color. Fruity, confected aromas and flavors of candied pineapple, circus peanuts, bubble gum, and banana with a slightly chewy, crisp, dryish light body and a tingling, quick finish with shades of moonshine. A fruity, earthy Vodka that will play well in mixed drinks.
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