Vodka

Vodka is currently enjoying an unparallelled amount of popularity . The reason why is in part explained by a matter of convenience. Unlike other spirits, vodka may be distilled from any starch or sugar rich plant matter. Most vodka today is produced from grains such as wheat, corn, rye or sorghum. Other vodkas are made from potatoes, molasses, soybeans, grapes, rice, & sugar beets. In fact, it isn’t technically necessary to start with a raw plant material at all. There are cheap vodkas being produced today just by fermenting a solution of crystal sugar and yeast. Nearly every country in the world has something they grow and harvest that can easily be turned into vodka. With the market absolutely flooded with options, finding the right vodka choice has become trickier than ever.

We Recommend:

Svedka (Sweden)

Distilled five times from winter wheat, very clean, Svedka is everything you want in a value vodka. Perfect for mixing, especially fruitier cocktails. A Best Buy.

 

 

American Harvest Organic (U.S.)

Just released into the market a couple of years back, this handcrafted small batch vodka has already garnered a bevy of awards. Made from organic winter wheat grown on a family owned and sustainably managed farm. It is distilled and bottled in Rigby, Idaho using water from aquifers deep beneath the Snake River plain. The result is a distinctly smooth and silky spirit with a crisp, clean taste.

 

Effen Cucumber (Holland)

This gold medal winning flavored vodka shows bold, dimensional aromas and flavors of fresh cut, salted cucumber and hints of nori and buttered rice. A supple, dry, and very savory finish with lasting flavors of vegetal umami, wet stone and pepper. The perfect summer mixer.

 

Prairie Organic (U.S.)

If you are looking for a quality corn based vodka, look no further. Lush, almost creamy and rich with a clean, corn flavor. The weight of this vodka will help add depth to any cocktail recipe. And for the eco-minded, the spirit has the added bonus of being both certified organic by the USDA and kosher by the Orthodox Union. This means that the corn is free of chemicals, is not grown from genetically modified seed and the farmers do not use artificial fertilizers. Locally owned and operated to boot.

 

Chopin (Poland)
This potato based premium vodka has enjoyed a prestigious reputation on the market for many years, but deservedly so. With a slight oiliness (specific to potato vodkas) it compliments the briny taste of olives perfectly, making this our vodka of choice for a traditional martini. Slightly sweet and well-rounded with good length but very little aftertaste and remarkably clean.