Top Rye Vodka Picks

Vodka can be made from any agricultural product, but potatoes or grains are typical. Rye vodka tends to be spice-forward with a crisp, dry finish. Here are a few favorite rye vodka picks, all made from 100% rye.
Jun 18, 2019
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    12 Wyborowa Wódka
    Wyborowa Wódka, pronounced "vee-bo-rova" was founded in 1927 and translates to "excellent." Wyborowa, commonly referred to as Wybo, is a Polish vodka, which must be made from cereals or potatoes grown in Poland, contain no additives other than water, and be produced in Poland. Wybo is produced from pure rye grain and water from the Wyborowa well and bottled at 37.5% ABV.
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    11 Pravda Vodka
    Pravda is distilled from Polish rye. It is five-column distilled and then placed in a copper pot-still for its final distillation. Water from the springs of the Carpathian Mountains are used in its production and gently filtered. The vodka itself is filtered through charcoal made from French birchwood. Bottled at 40% ABV.
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    10 Koval Organic Rye Vodka
    This rye-based vodka is made at KOVAL Distillery, a grain-to-bottle distillery located in Chicago. It is made from 100% organic rye sourced from local farmers. Organic and kosher.
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    9 Central Standard Vodka
    Spicy & Neutral
    Central Standard is a craft distiller in Milwaukee. The vodka is distilled from Wisconsin rye in the model of Poland and Russia’s vodkas. Their stills low-reflux design is meant to enhance the grain’s natural flavors.
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    8 Square One Organic Vodka
    This vodka is made using four-column continuous distillation with 100% certified organic American rye. Their water is sourced from the Snake River watershed of the Teton Mountain range. It is bottled at 40% ABV after filtration through a micron paper filter.
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    7 Belvedere Single Estate Rye: Smogóry Forest
    Neutral & Spicy
    First announced in fall 2017 during London Cocktail Week, this single-estate vodka gets all of its rye from a farm in the village of Smogóry Forest in western Poland. Diamond Dankowskie rye is grown and harvested here for Belvedere. This vodka is intended to explore the idea of terroir and joins their other single-estate rye, Lake Bartężek, in this endeavor. Expected release for both vodkas to occur in early 2018.
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    6 Belvedere Single Estate Rye: Lake Bartężek
    Neutral & Rich
    First announced in fall 2017, this single-estate vodka gets all of its rye from a farm on the lakeside village of Lake Bartężek in northeastern Poland. Diamond Dankowskie rye is grown and harvested here for Belvedere. This vodka is intended to explore the idea of terroir and joins their other single-estate rye, Smogóry Forest, in this endeavor. Expected release for both vodkas to occur in early 2018.
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    5 Wódka Vodka
    Spicy & Grain
    This Polish vodka is made from 100% rye. After column-distillation it is twice charcoal-filtered. Bottled at 40% ABV.
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    4 Sobieski Vodka
    This vodka is made from Polish Dankowski rye using continuous column distillation. Named after the Polish King Jan III Sobieski who reigned from 1674 until his death in 1696. Bottled at 40% ABV.
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    3 Potocki Vodka
    Potocki is made from 100% locally-sourced rye. Distilled via column distillation, it is blended with distilled water to bring it to proof. No additives and no charcoal filtration.
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    2 Belvedere Vodka
    Neutral & Grain
    First introduced to the US in 1996 as a luxury vodka, Belvedere Vodka is distilled from 100% Polish Dankowskie rye. It is distilled using a four-column still process. Belvedere uses water drawn from wells situated in the grounds of the distillery to bring it to proof and then charcoal filters the vodka prior to bottling. The brand's name means "beautiful to see".
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    1 Chopin Rye Vodka
    Spicy & Neutral
    Introduced in 2011 as the second extension in the Chopin portfolio. It is made from 100% golden rye grown in the Podlasie countryside in eastern Poland. Distilled in a copper column-still.