About Vodka from USA

About Vodka from USA
The spirit industry in America is much like the beer industry; some large corporate distillers turning out good quality vodka, gin and whisky along with a growing number of artisan producers of these same products. In large cities such as Chicago and San Francisco, small distilleries turn out superb spirits, many of them organically produced. Vodkas and gins are most common, but there are even a few examples of single malt whiskey. This is certainly an encouraging alternative to the commercially produced spirits in the US, but the truth is that these artisan spirits are a drop in the bucket next to the huge amount of vodkas, gins and whiskeys made by the large companies and are sold in huge numbers; given the promotional money spent by these firms. But the new competition is a bright sign at least in terms of some of the famous whiskey producers that have recently introduced specialty bourbons, aged for a dozen or more years, many of them single barrel products. They are responding to a public looking for more high quality American spirits. The success of these products is a great thing for the American sprits industry.

Top Picks for USA


Fire Oak Vodka
95 points
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
Heritage Distilling Co. Ds Seasoned Vodka
94 points
Minutely hazy gold color. Aromas of worcestershire sauce, onion salt, marinated water chestnuts and mushrooms, korean barbecue, general tso’s sauce, and sweet chile sauce with a supple, vibrant, saline medium body and a peppery, subtle, medium-long black pepper, unagi sauce, and prepared horseradish finish. A rich, savory and delicious flavored vodka exclusively for a superior bloody mary.
94 points $27.50
Till American Wheat Vodka
94 points
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
Dixie Black Pepper Vodka
93 points
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of fresh sliced cucumber, green chile peppers, and yellow bell pepper and scallion relish with a satiny, vibrant, dryish light-to-medium body and a peppery, captivating, medium-length finish manifesting overtones of spicy pico de gallo, radish, cracked pepper, fried squash blossom, and habañero finish. A fresh and spicy vodka for tasty and distinctive summer cocktails.
93 points $17.99 Best Buy
Member’s Mark Vodka
93 points
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of powdered sugar, lemon tea, dried herbs, and hint of black licorice with a satiny, crisp, dryish light body and an even, brisk finish that exhibits overtones of fresh cream finish. A rich, smooth vodka perfect for sipping chilled neat, on the rocks, or in an extra-dry martini.
93 points $13.98 Best Buy
Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka
93 points
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas of vanilla cream, royal icing, sea salt, and birch with a round, vibrant, light body and a smooth, medium-length sweet rolls, cocoa-dusted yogurt and hint of licorice finish. A round and willing vodka suited to all manner of cocktails; a smooth choice for martinis.
93 points $18.99 Best Buy
Old Dominick Distillery Honeybell Citrus Vodka
93 points
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of mandarin orange, dried ginger, lime gummies, and sea shore with a satiny, vibrant, fruity light body and a peppery, medium-length finish with notes of dried lime peel, lemongrass, and black pepper finish. A dry, citrusy vodka that is a great addition to the cocktail bar; nuanced and distinctive.
93 points $21.99 Best Buy
Kid Curry Cold Filtered Luxury Vodka
93 points
Clear color. Aromas of confectioner’s sugar and white sand with a soft, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, breezy fondant and pear custard finish. A very clean and neutral vodka that offers a hint of round sweetness.
93 points $28.99
Party Animal Vodka
93 points
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
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.