Our Favorite Wheat Vodkas

Vodkas made from wheat tend to be light, crisp, and slightly sweet. Clean and mild-flavored, they mix beautifully and are also suitable to drink chilled as is. Here are some of our favorites of the bunch.
Jan 12, 2020
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    10 TILL American Wheat Vodka
    90
    Neutral
    Distilled in Atchison, Kansas, TILL American Vodka aims to celebrate the American heartland. Distilled from wheat, its name refers to the farm tool used to work soil. The brand is owned by MGP Ingredients, which is widely known for contract whiskey distilling out of its Lawrenceburg, Indiana distillery.
  • 9
    9 Effen Vodka
    84
    Sweet & Grain
    Effen is a vodka distilled from French wheat using water sourced from a local reservoir. It is distilled in a stainless-steel continuous column-still and filtered using active charcoal filtration.
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    8 Russian Standard Platinum
    85
    Neutral & Grain
    One of the Russian Standard bottlings, this vodka is distilled from 100% Russian winter wheat. It is distilled in St. Petersburg and filtered through a "silver filtration system". Bottled at 40% ABV.
  • 7
    7 Grey Goose Vodka
    85
    Neutral
    Grey Goose launched in 1997 and is one of the first super premium vodkas to hit the market. It is made from French winter wheat sourced from farms in Picardy in northern France. It is column-distilled and sent to Cognac where demineralized spring water from the region is added to bring the vodka to proof.
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    6 Russian Standard Vodka
    86
    Grain
    Russian Standard is the entry-level vodka in this portfolio. It is distilled in St. Petersburg from 100% Russian winter wheat and filtered through charcoal and quartz crystal. Bottled at 40% ABV.
  • 5
    5 OYO Vodka
    90
    Grain & Sweet
    OYO Vodka is the flagship of Columbus, Ohio’s Middle West Spirits distillery, an operation committed to showcasing the region’s grain through the lens of craft distillation. The grain used for the vodka is local soft red wheat. Sold as a “whiskey lover’s vodka,” the grain character is embraced and not meant to be hidden. As a result, it is unfiltered after distillation. Bottled at 80 proof. A fun trivia fact: Oyo is the original word for Ohio.
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    4 Ketel One Vodka
    90
    Grain & Rich
    First launched in 1983, Ketel One is made from 100% GMO-free European wheat. It is distilled in a combination of column and pot-distillation, including the original 19th century coal-fired pot still named "Distilleerketel #1". The image of this still, or ketel, adorns each bottle. The two distillates are blended together along with water to create this vodka. Bottled at 40% ABV.
  • 3
    3 Wheatley Vodka
    90
    Rich & Grain
    Wheatley Vodka is distilled at the Buffalo Trace Distillery under supervision by master distiller, Harlen Wheatley and his team. Primarily a wheat-based vodka, there are other grains that are used in its production. Distilled in a "micro-still", the vodka is triple-filtered and bottled at 82 proof.
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    2 Absolut Vodka
    94
    Grain & Neutral
    Absolut is produced in the town of Åhus in Sweden from locally-grown winter wheat. First introduced to the US in 1979, its iconic apothecary bottle is recognizable around the world. Absolut was first introduced in 1879 as Absolut Rent Brännvin (absolutely pure vodka) by Lars Olsson Smith. It is he who adorns the silver medallion on each bottle.
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    1 Chopin Wheat Vodka
    96
    Grain & Neutral
    Released in late 2011, this marks the third release in the family-owned Chopin Vodka brand. It is made from 100% golden Polish wheat. It is distilled in a copper column-still and bottled at 40% ABV.