While vodka is famous for being the national drink of eastern European countries such as Russia, Poland and Ukraine, this colorless distilled liquor is popular worldwide and essential for many cocktail recipes. Vodkas are typically made from grains like rye or wheat, but can even be crafted from beets, molasses, or like Karlsson’s Gold Vodka, from potatoes. Furthermore, a growing number of luxury and premium vodkas come in a range of flavors, including SKYY Infusions, X-Rated Vodka and Herb's Aromatic Vodkas.
SWEET, SAVORY, SPICY? Top 10 Flavored Vodkas
Flavored varieties of vodka now account for 20 percent of all vodka sold in the U.S. From hemp to hot pepper, please enjoy our choices for the Top 10 Flavored Vodkas.
LE VOYAGE Grey Goose Vodka
We visited the headquarters of Grey Goose Vodka in France to glean from Cellar Master François Thibault what makes the world's best tasting vodka so special.
MESSAGE ON A BOTTLE MEDEA Vodka
This 80-proof spirit, whose bottle is adorned with a scrolling LED ticker, is made from artesian water and distilled sixteen times according to techniques first developed in 1777.
PURE AS WATER Top 10 Vodkas
This clear spirit may come from the Russian word for water, but vodkas may be produced in any country and distilled from wheat, rye, potatoes and even grapes.