Vodka has become the most successful spirit in the last few years because it's the most versatile, mixing more readily with a wider range of ingredients than any other spirit. Vodka offers more cocktails, and inspires more new cocktails, than any other spirit, and it is cocktails that drive vodka's popularity. Read More »
Black Cow was the world's first vodka to be made entirely from milk. Made in West Dorset, in the proximity of Bridport, the milk is separated in curds and whey. The curds are used to make cheese, of which one is Barber's 1833 cheddar, which won the 2012 World Cheese Awards Cheddar Trophy. The whey is then fermented and distilled to make the vodka. The texture is, maybe somewhat unsurprisingly, rather creamy.
Reyka is a small batch vodka produced in Iceland using a process that includes the filtration through lava rock. Made in one of only six carter head stills in the world, this is made from a mixture of wheat and barley.
A British made vodka using British grain and 'stringent engineering' to produce a high quality spirit named for the 29th Element - copper, the material used to build their stills and the key to their spirit's flavour.
Citadelle Apple Spirit combines Citadelle's award winning vodka with natural apple flavours. Made in the cognac region (Citadelle is made at sister company Cognac Ferrand), this is light with a hint of sweetness and an apple zing. This is labelled as Vodka, but under EU law, to be called so, must be at least 37.5% ABV, so this cannot be called one.
An intriguing vodka-based spirit flavoured with lavender lemonade from US organic producer Rain. The vodka is distilled an impressive seven times, the producer claims this is for 'unmatched smoothness'.
Green Moon have blended vodka and absinthe. The French vodka is five times distilled and three times filtered vodka, made from wheat, barley and hops. The absinthe is comprised of wormwood, star and green anises, fruit barks, fennel, citrus and honey. Mix 2 parts with 1 part Cognac for a Green Moonraker.
A Chinese-made vodka, named for a county in Hunan, northern China. Grain from the area in and around Baojing is used to make the mash and the resulting spirit is filtered through 168 carats of diamonds, a number representing 'being on the road to infinite prosperity' in Chinese custom, according to the makers. A crisp vodka suited to drinking neat or in martinis as well as in cocktails.
Sipsmith’s Barley Vodka is distilled from the finest English Barley and blended with exceptionally pure Cotswold spring water. Meticulous attention to detail in the production process mean the vodka is so pure that it requires no filtration or adulteration, delivering a deliciously smooth and buttery taste with an extraordinarily soft mouth feel.
Indio Marionberry is part of a range of handcrafted small-batch flavoured vodka made in Oregon, USA. Marionberries are a kind of large, long blackberry that looks a lot like a loganberry, so expect ripe, sweet dark brambly flavours here - delicious.
Hangar One is an American made vodka, produced in California by St George Spirits, also famed for their absinthes and whiskies. It's a blend of pot distilled grape and grain spirits (viognier and wheat respectively), with the grape spirit softening the flavour to create a high quality clean vodka.