About Best Buys

Best Buys are spirits that deliver great taste at a great price. We use an algorithm that compares the ratio of a product's suggested retail price to our score in order to calculate our Best Buy list. If you are on a budget, these bottles can't be beat! 



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Best Inexpensive Vodka

Stolichnaya Cucumber Flavored Vodka
95 points
$19
Best Buy
Clear color. Pure aromas and flavors of freshly sliced cucumber and hints of basil with a round, crisp, dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, appealing, medium-length finish with nuances of lime and melon. A stellar Flavored Vodka that sings with pure, natural cucumber flavor and an easy-to-mix dry palate.
Awards: 2021 Best Flavored Vodka
95 points $19 Best Buy
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
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
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
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
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
Stolichnaya Lime Flavored Vodka
93 points
$19
Best Buy
Clear color. Floral, citrusy aromas and flavors of sweet lemon candies, orange blossom water, and lily with a velvety, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish that shows overtones of sweet ginger. Sweet, somewhat herbal citrus flavors brighten the palate in this fresh and effortlessly drinkable Flavored Vodka.
93 points $19 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
KINKY® Vodka
92 points
$12
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of lemon zest and hints of licorice with a satiny, vibrant, dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long finish that shows notes of mixed peppercorns. An exemplary Vodka with a nuanced aromatic profile, exceptional length and impact.
92 points $12 Best Buy
New Amsterdam Vodka
92 points
$15
Best Buy
Clear color. Citrusy aromas and flavors of nectarine and mandarin with a round, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish evoking shades of mineral water and hints of lime. A rich and weighty Vodka with striking citrus nuance.
92 points $15 Best Buy