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.
Akvinta is a Croatian vodka, triple-distilled in Italy from high-grade Italian wheat before filtration through Charcoal,
Marble, Silver, Gold and Platinum. After a successful launch in style bars across the country, Akvinta is now firmly established in the super-premium vodka category and picked up two Gold Medals in the 2009 Vodka Masters Awards.
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.
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
An Osobaya vodka - tiny infusions of buckwheat honey and cedar nuts - this new vodka has been making waves in the UK on trade and claims that it does not need to be chilled and can be enjoyed at room temperature.
A high quality vodka from Ciroc, made from 'snap frost' grapes that are cold fermented before being distilled in a combination of steel and copper stills. The end result is a crisp and clean tasting French vodka.
An eye-catching bottle for this top-quality super-premium Russian vodka. Legend of Kremlin is a pure grain vodka made with soft spring water and is so highly-regarded in its homeland that it is supplied to the Kremlin, the Duma (Russian parliament) and various other government and federal agencies in Russia for official functions.
Pravda is a handmade premium vodka from southern Poland, where it is distilled using late harvest 'sweet' rye and very pure springwater from the nearby Carpathian mountains. Perhaps uniquely, after a five-stage column distillation, Pravda is then redistilled in a copper still to impart a smoother quality to the spirit.
Developed by Master Blender Börje Karlsson, the man who came up with the recipe for Absolut, Karlsson's Gold is made from Swedish new potatoes and instead of being distilled ad infinitum, has been very carefully distilled just once to preserve the flavour and character of the ingredients. This is not just some style-bar gimmick, but a real vodka with real flavour - Bravo.
A premium Fairtrade vodka from French pioneers Fair - pioneers because they use Bolivian quinoa as the base grain for their vodka, a grain better known as a superfood and vegetarian protein replacement. The quinoa travels over to Cognac, where Fair's team brew and distill the vodka, before sending it out around the world.
The 2011 edition of Belvedere's regular quadruple-distilled rye vodka produced in conjunction with (RED), meaning that a proportion of the profit made on each sale will go to AIDS charities around the world. Great vodka and a great cause.