Our Top Vodka Picks Under $25

Throwing a party and want to serve a quality vodka without breaking the bank? Here are our top vodka picks--all under $25!
Jan 30, 2018
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    10 Tito's Vodka
    80
    Neutral
    Created by Bertito "Tito" Beveridge, a Texas native, this vodka sold its first bottles in 1997. His distillery located in Austin, Texas, is the first legal distillery in Texas since Prohibition. Millions of bottles have been sold since. Tito's is made from 100% corn and is gluten free.
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    9 Reyka Vodka
    82
    Grain & Oily
    Reyka's distillery is located in the town of Bogarnes on the west coast of Iceland. Barley grain spirit (barley and some wheat) is brought to them from Scotland where it is redistilled in a single distillation in a copper-lined Carter-Head still. Each batch produces about 255 cases and takes six hours to complete. The vodka is filtered through lava rock and the water used to bring the vodka to proof is arctic spring water. The distillery is powered by geothermal energy from underground volcanoes and as a result, produces zero emissions.
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    8 Smithworks American Made Vodka
    83
    Neutral
    This American-made vodka is distilled from corn sourced from Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. Water from Lake Fort Smith in Arkansas is added to bring the vodka to proof. It is charcoal filtered and brought down to 40% ABV.
  • 7
    7 Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka
    85
    Neutral & Grain
    Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka, now made in several countries around the world, has origins in Russia. In 1864, Pyotr Smirnov founded his distillery in Moscow. Years later under his heirs' ownership, the distillery was lost during the Russian Revolution in 1917 when the Bolsheviks took control. Vladimir, one of the sons, fled and wound up in France where he established another distillery. He gave that distillery a French version of his last name, Smirnoff. In 1934, Vladimir sold the rights to Rudolph Kunett to sell Smirnoff in the US and Canada where Kunett had established a distillery in Connecticut. The ownership has changed a few times, but is now owned by Diageo. Smirnoff is distilled via continuous distillation and made from grain. It is charcoal filtered and bottled at 40% ABV. Note: As of October 2018, Smirnoff No. 21 is now made with non-GMO grain, specifically non-GMO corn. It is gluten free. Updated packaging as well.
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    6 Prairie Organic Vodka
    86
    Neutral & Grain
    Prairie Organic Vodka is distilled from non-GMO organic corn sourced from farmers in Minnesota. After harvest, the corn is brought to a co-op farm where the corn is milled, mashed, and fermented. This fermented mash is then taken to the Prairie distillery where it is column-distilled.
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    5 St. George Spirits All Purpose Vodka
    89
    Fruity & Sweet
    This vodka from St. George Spirits in Alameda, California is made from a base of pears and grain. Bartlett pears, the same the distillery uses in their pear brandy, are distilled to 95.1% ABV. They then blend this with a non-GMO grain base spirit. Bottled at 40% ABV after filtering for impurities.
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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.
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    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 Stolichnaya Vodka
    94
    Spicy & Grain
    Established in 1938, Stolichnaya or Stoli as it is most often called, was first introduced to the US in 1972. This grain based (wheat and rye) vodka is distilled in Russia and bottled and brought to proof in Latvia. It is filtered through Russian birch charcoal and quartz sand. This is bottled and sold at an ABV of 37.5-40% depending on your location.
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    1 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.