Top Shelf Vodka Picks From The Distiller Community

Check out the Distiller community's favorite top shelf vodkas from last week.
Sep 21, 2020
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    First launched in 2004, Charbay Green Tea Vodka is made with a rare green tea from the Anhwei Province of China. It takes 120 days to extract the tea flavor for this vodka. Bottled at 70 proof.
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    While Charbay started making brown spirits in the 1980s they now bottle many unaged spirits. For Charbay Blood Orange Vodka, the blood oranges are 100% organically grown and sourced from central California. The fruit is crushed whole with the flavors extracted over the course of 90 days. The extracts are then integrated with Charbay’s Clear Vodka which has a grain base.
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    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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    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.”
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    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.
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    Neutral & Grain
    Released in 2016, this gluten-free vodka from Stoli is made from corn (88%) and buckwheat (12%). The vodka is manufactured and bottled in Riga, Latvia.
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    Fruity & Sweet
    First introduced in 2006, this is Stoli's blueberry flavored vodka. Grain based (wheat and rye). Bottled at 37.5% ABV.
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    This ultra premium vodka first hit the market in 2003. Stoli Elit is made using "freeze filtration" inspired by the old tradition of leaving casks outside in plummeting winter conditions. This grain based (winter wheat) vodka is bottled at 40% ABV.
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    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 manufactured and bottled in Latvia using a rectified spirit tankered in from Russia. 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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    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.