Top Shelf Vodka Picks From The Distiller Community

Check out the Distiller community's favorite top shelf vodkas from last week.
Mar 09, 2020
  • 10
    10 Charbay Meyer Lemon Vodka
    72
    Fruity
    Charbay Meyer Lemon Vodka is made with 100% organically-grown lemons. The lemons are shredded whole and their flavor and color are extracted for 68 days. The extracts are then integrated with Charbay’s Clear Vodka, a grain-based vodka.
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    9 Charbay Clear Vodka
    76
    Chemical
    Charbay has been distilling in California since 1983. It all started with Alambic Pot Still Brandy and they’ve branched out extensively since then. Their Clear Vodka is made American Midwest corn and rye. Then distilled to 192 proof and gently filtered. Charbay does not use charcoal, limestone, or filter-agents. The vodka is then watered down to 80 proof using a “proprietary water process.”
  • 8
    8 360 Vodka
    79
    Neutral & Sweet
    Made in Missouri using locally sourced corn, 360 Vodka is "eco-friendly" and gluten free. Their bottle is made from recycled glass, recycled paper, and printed using eco-friendly ink. Bottled at 40% ABV.
  • 7
    7 Stolichnaya Gluten Free
    87
    Neutral & Grain
    Released in 2016, this vodka from Stoli is made from corn (88%) and buckwheat (12%). Distilled in Russia and bottled and brought to proof in Riga, Latvia.
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    6 Stolichnaya Blueberi
    81
    Fruity & Sweet
    First introduced in 2006, this is Stoli's blueberry flavored vodka. Grain based (wheat and rye). Bottled at 37.5% ABV.
  • 5
    5 Stolichnaya Elit
    95
    Neutral
    This ultra premium vodka first hit the market in 2003. Stoli Elit is made using "freeze filtration" inspired by the old Russian tradition of leaving casks outside in plummeting winter conditions. This grain based (wheat and rye) vodka is bottled at 40% ABV.
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    4 Ketel One Botanical Grapefruit & Rose
    94
    Fruity
    Ketel One Botanical hits shelves beginning May 2018. Grapefruit & Rose is part of a trio of releases which all start with Ketel One Vodka--made with 100% non-GMO grain. A botanical recipe is added and the product is redistilled in copper pot stills. Then it is infused with "naturally-extracted essences of crisp, fragrant fruits and botanicals". No artificial flavors, added sugars, or artificial sweeteners are added. Bottled at 60 proof, a 1.5 oz serving is 73 calories.
  • 3
    3 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.
  • 2
    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.
  • 1
    1 Chopin Potato Vodka
    92
    Rich & Earthy
    Chopin Potato Vodka was first launched in 1992 and was first introduced to the US in 1997. This family-owned brand produces single ingredient vodkas with no flavored vodkas in their portfolio. Their 100% potato vodka is made mostly from potatoes sourced within 25 miles of the distillery, some of which they grow themselves. They are cooked whole with their skins prior to fermentation. The vodka is distilled in a copper column-still. Bottled at 40% ABV.