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These vodka brands are tasted and judged by a leading panel of top-level spirits buyers with current direct commercial buying responsibility, or spirits consultants and experts who are also directly involved in the development of new spirits brands or buying spirits for commercial resale. They are the brands who are ready to earn their place on a retailer’s shelf or a restaurant’s spirits list.
Here are the top 10 vodka brands that you can sell this year to grow your on-premise and off-premise sales as well as deliveries and curbside pickups.
The New Amsterdam Raspberry Vodka is a brand from E & J Gallo Winery. This vodka offers a refreshing, crisp profile layered with sweet and bright raspberry flavors. This natural fruit-flavored vodka has a complex yet perfectly balanced profile with just enough bite for a clean and smooth finish. This beautiful bottle was named vodka of the year at the 2019 USA Spirits Ratings.
This bronze medal-winner New Amsterdam Lemon Vodka is again a wonderful offering from E & J Gallo Winery. It displays a refreshing, crisp profile layered with sweet and bright lemon flavors. It makes a wonderful soda. See the recipe here.
The Dazed and Watermelon Vodka is from 88 East Beverage Company of Mexico. This gluten-free vodka expresses the most refreshing explosion of watermelon mixed with premium vodka. It’s a bronze winner at the 2019 USA Spirits Ratings.
The silver medal-winner Iowa Legendary White Rye Vodka is wonderfully smooth and slightly sweet. This light rye vodka is bottled straight-off the still. It has a mixed aroma showing spice, grain, and hints of floral sweetness. On the palate, it gives a slight spice surrounded by flavors of caramel, coconut, and vanilla. The finish is long with mild heat.
AsLagecy 97 vodka is a newly, handcrafted vodka created by a soldier and his wife. It was formulated in Riviera Beach FL distillery—fashioned from the finest American grown grapes, distilled six times to craft a smooth, crisp taste with an elegant gluten-free finish.
The Kanpeki Rice Vodka is the product of Milk Street Distillery based in the USA. This vodka is double-distilled from grains of polished white rice. It has a very clean, smooth, and soft profile that mixes well to a martini or just on the rocks.
The New Amsterdam Mango Vodka offers a taste of fresh and juicy mango with layers of tropical fruits. Aromas of papaya and passion fruit create a crisp and refreshing finish. View its recipes here.
The Barr Hill Vodka is Caledonia Spirits’ tribute to the hardworking beekeepers. In late summer, they take delivery of hundreds of barrels of their pure raw honey. Their season’s work is what makes this vodka truly special. Their recipe depends on two simple principles: they never heat the honey prior to fermentation and they never distill more than twice.
The Our/New York Vodka has a complex yet subtle flavor and aroma followed by an exceptionally clean and smooth finish. This silver medal-winner from the 2019 USA Spirits Ratings is actually an amazing must-try vodka.
The Charbay Green Tea Vodka, when created in 2004, was the first of its kind in the vodka market. It has aromas of freshly brewed tea with grassy and lightly floral notes, a hint of sweetness, like green tea with honey.