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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Staritsky Levistsky Reserve Vodka is a vintage vodka made from grain harvested from black earth and spring water enriched by quartz. This is produced in small batches in the Carpathian region of Ukraine.
The second edition of Absolut's Blank Vodka, designed by Dave ?Kinsey. 20 world-renowned artists were asked to decorate a blank Absolut bottle, with the best seeing their work commissioned. Inside, the contents are Absolut's Original Blue Label vodka, a world best seller produced in Sweden.
Chase is a superb potato vodka from the people who brought us Tyrrell's lovely crisps. Fabulously creamy and smooth - serve straight from the fridge for best effects. San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2010: Best Vodka in the World; Double Gold Medal
Croatia's Akvinta is a blend of triple-distilled high-grade Italian wheat spirit filtered through Charcoal, Marble, Silver, Gold and Platinum and then diluted with Croatian spring water. First appearing in the UK's style bars in 2008, Akvinta quickly established itself in the super-premium vodka category and has been picking up Gold Medals at various international competitions ever since. Akvinta is certified both kosher and organic.
A special release of Absolut, combining a litre of their crisp Swedish vodka with a limited edition bottle. The bottle is faceted to reflect light and the label is made out of fabric, in honour of the fashion industry.
A Polish potato based vodka, part of Vestal's range of high quality vintaged spirits. The potatoes used as the base for this vodka are the Vineta varietal and are all grown in the Kaszebe region of central northern Poland.