You might not realize it, but there are plenty of great, high-quality vodkas on the market. Just because you’re used to the nuanced, mature flavors associated with your favorite Scotch or bourbon, that doesn’t mean you should discount the tireless work of vodka distillers. Sure, vodka is pretty much just an un-aged distilled spirit that’s mostly made up of ethanol and water. Also, when it’s bad, it’s really bad. But, when it’s good, vodka can be full of flavor and exceptionally smooth.
That’s why we decided to rank the ten best vodkas. From France to Sweden to Poland and even the U.S., these high-quality vodkas are perfectly suited for slow sipping or mixing into your favorite cocktails. Check them all out below.
Christopher Osburn is a freelance writer located in Rochester, NY. He writes primarily about food and drink and has had his work appear on Uproxx, Thrillist, Food & Wine, Paste, Maxim, Men's Journal and a handful of others.