About Vodka from Netherlands

About Vodka from Netherlands
Gin and juniper-flavored spirits are an important part of the spirits industry of the Netherlands; Dutch soldiers in the 16th century were given genever to help them in their battles against opposing forces. The Dutch gins are very flavorful and elegant, often made with ingredients from countries as varied as Italy, Morocco and Indonesia. Genevers, produced long before the more commercial gins in the country, tend to be even spicier and more distinctive. There are a few large distillers in the Netherlands that make fruit and nut liqueurs that are exported to many countries around the world. Flavored vodkas are also made here and exported; these are moderately priced vodkas for mixing.

Top Picks for Netherlands

Vodka

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.