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 very eye-catching bottle of vodka from US distiller High West, who also make bourbon and rye whiskey. High West 7000' is so-named because the distillery's bar is at exactly 7000ft in altitude in Utah's Rocky Mountains. Uniquely, this vodka has been distilled from oats in a copper pot-still and is diluted without demineralising the water.
A delightful gift pack containing a bottle of Beluga vodka and a rocks glass to enjoy it in. Perfect for drinking straight, as is the Russian way, Beluga has become a huge word of mouth success story since first pitching up on these shores in 2009. Beluga is made, unusually, with barley malt spirit, and is very lightly flavoured with honey and extracts of oat and milk thistle.
F Vodka is a luxury super-premium vodka introduced in 2010. The vodka has been designed under the supervision of Michel Adam Lisowski, the Polish-born president of the World Fashion Station, home of Fashion TV.
The second edition of Absolut for the south American market (after Rio), this edition was designed by Dr Lakra, a Mexican artist. There are three elements to the design: Balam, a Jaguar who is the protector of harvest in the Mayan religion, Hurukan, the Mayan god of wind, storm and fire and Kukulkna, god of resurrection and reincarnation.
As you'd expect from the producer this is a high quality premium Russian vodka. Kauffman Jewish Standard is made from high quality spirit and then infused with matzah. It is, of course, certified kosher. L'chaim!
2010 vintage Polish potato based vodka, part of Vestal's range of high quality vintaged spirits. The potatoes used as the based for this vodka are the Vineta varietal and are all grown in the Kaszebe region of central northern Poland.
An eye-catching skull-shaped bottle for comedy legend Dan Aykroyd's Crystal head vodka. The bottle is made by Bruni Glass in Italy, and the kosher-certified vodka is made with pure Newfoundland water and filtered through 500-million year-old crystals known as Herkimer diamonds.
Produced from French grapes harvested when frozen, then cold-fermented into wine, distilled five (yes five!) times and packaged in a fantastically heavy bottle, Ciroc is one of a new breed of ultra-premium vodkas manufactured in France.