About Vodka from Canada

About Vodka from Canada
Without question, the most famous spirit from Canada is whiskey. Canadian whiskies, often made from rye, are elegant and lightly spicy, and although they may not rank as highly as single malt scotch, there are some examples that are of exceptional quality. Vodkas are becoming more of a factor in Canada, which should come as no surprise, given the quality of the river and lake water used in production. Yet there are many other notable spirits produced in Canada, ranging from bitters to orange liqueur to aged brandies. The spirits industry in Canada is relatively small, but the products are well worth the search.

Top Picks for Canada

Vodka

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
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.
Nova Vodka Vodka
93 points
$39
Clear color. Clean aromas and flavors of marshmallow, hints of fresh cut grass, and orange with a supple, soft, dry light body and a tingling, medium-long finish that presents notes of cream. A clean and crisp vodka with an elegant style; great for any vodka cocktail, shots or sipping on the rocks.
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
MoneyBag Gold Filtered Vodka
88 points
$19
Best Buy
Clear color. Savory aromas and flavors of bran nut muffin and hint of cornichons with a silky, crisp, dryish medium body and a peppery, stimulating, medium-length finish displaying impressions of vanilla cream and fondant, orange and pear relish, and peppercorns. A nice dry vodka with a peppery snap that will pop in savory cocktails.
88 points $19 Best Buy
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.
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.
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.