Grey Goose and Belvedere have been doing this from day one and partly because of their success, it's no wonder other brands have taken to similar strategies. It's not a bad thing. I personally love the frosted bottles and how they look in my liBARy.
Here's some in my personal inventory (in no particular order):
1. Kruto Vodka
I discovered this vodka in 2014 and have been in love with it ever since. It's from the Ukraine and distilled 9 times. Super smooth with a hint of pepper finish. Their 'luxury" product (still under 20 bucks) - Flawless - is distilled 15 times and one of my personal faves for sipping on the rocks.
2. Rain Organic Vodka
Seven times distilled makes this a great one for your favorite cocktails. Made in Kentucky and certified USDA Organic. I will admit, I've only had this one once and liked it enough to buy a bottle for myself. Plus look at that bottle shape - it's cool!
3. Grey Goose Ducasse
If you're a Grey Goose fan, you'll love this selection. Made with toasted soft-winter wheat extract, it feels a bit elegant. A little on the higher price point, but well worth it and comes boxed for gift giving. You'll love it's nuttiness aspect.
4. Chopin Vodka
We know Poland puts out some amazing vodkas and this one is no exception. My favorite Chopin variation is their Rye vodka. One taste and it will soon become a staple in your home bar.
5. Goodnight Loving Vodka
I'm a little partial to this one as it's made here in the Austin Area. They have a fabulous little distillery open to the public* complete with tasting room and vodka garden. Made from corn and Texas Artesian spring water. One of my vodka tonic go-to's and favorite places to visit and it really does make for a Good Night.
6. Mamont Siberian Vodka
Ok, this one is such an usual one in all aspects from the bottle design shaped to look like a mammoth's tusk to the sweet peppery finish. Product from Russia and made from premium white wheat malt. 6 times distilled.
7. Titomirov Vodka
I learned of this product from a recent virtual cocktail conference and was able to interview the owner (more to come on that). What makes this vodka unique is that it's made with high alkaline water making for a healthier product. I know ... who knew?
8. Donato Select Vodka
Discovered this vodka at a trade show and for it being a corn vodka, it is pretty darn smooth. Distilled in the Ukraine, it's made from 10% Rye and Barley/90% winter grains, this vodka has that nice spice that I love in a vodka.
9. Virus Vodka
I've featured this vodka before and is one I really enjoy. I'm down to my last bottle which is signed by the owner so am hesitant to open it. Very crisp and clean and is hosted in a unique, fun beaker-like bottle, this Virus is one I don't mind having. Extra points for being from Texas!
10. Fury Vodka
I was attracted to this bottle label, but was quickly a fan for the taste. (YES, vodka has a taste-don't get me started). This one is little harsher than the others, but still makes for a nice vodka for mixing into your cocktails. Another one out of France, distilled 5 times.
11. Vodka Mariette
This was one of 2 bottles gifted to me for review and let me tell you, this vanilla & coconut flavored vodka is so good with a splash of coconut water or pineapple juice. The original vodka comes in a black matte finish bottle and is equally refreshing. 5 times distilled, made in France from non-GMO French whole wheat, it's Magnifique!
So there you have it. Which are currently in your home bar? Which would you like to add?
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