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

Vodka

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
Heritage Distilling Co. Ds Seasoned Vodka
94 points
$27.50
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
Rosa Vodka Natural Rose Water Flavored Vodka
93 points
$29.99
Clear color. Aromas of hints of powdered sugar and light hints of prickly pear with a supple, soft, dryish light body and a smooth, captivating, quick subtle rose petals and hints of coconut finish. A dry, clean, almost neutral vodka with a very subtle hint of rose petals on the palate; while quite shy at first, each sip grows the flavor intensity. This will be a lovely vodka for elegant cocktails that need a subtle floral twist.
93 points $29.99
Dixie Black Pepper Vodka
93 points
$17.99
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
$13.98
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
$18.99
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
$21.99
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
$28.99
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
Satellite Spirits South Fork Vodka
92 points
$22
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of crystal, cream of wheat, and subtle hints of fig with a silky, vibrant, dry light-to-medium body and a sleek, medium-long finish with notes of subtle hints of roasted nuts. Since when can something so neutral be so, so stylish? Highly recommended for the vodka enthusiast for sipping neat, on the rocks and in fine cocktails.
92 points $22 Best Buy
Loft & Bear Artisanal Vodka
92 points
$24
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas of slate, hints of dried lemon peel, ground pepper, and distant hint of sage with a supple, soft, dry light body and a smooth, breezy fresh cream and minerals finish. A crisp, clean and easy-drinking vodka for all manner of cocktails.
92 points $24 Best Buy