Personally, I don’t generally recommend vodka as a spirit. Most vodka cocktails would simply be better as gin drinks. If you’re drinking vodka with soda, tonic, or another carbonated mixer, then the brand really isn’t going to make a huge difference. Brands like Graingers, Deep Eddy, Stoli, Skyy, and Smiroff are all similarly priced or cheaper, and the difference in taste will be negligible with the addition of a mixer. On the “premium” side, I think Ketel One, Grey Goose, and Belvedere are all fine, but again, when mixed in a cocktail, you likely won’t be able to tell the difference.
I do think there are a few interesting vodkas out there. If you’re drinking them neat, I think Potato Vodkas like Chopin and Luksusowa are interesting. There is a bit more flavor and thicker almost fatty consistency. Zubrowka is a polish vodka flavored with bison grass that I easily crown my favorite vodka. It has subtly sweet notes of vanilla, chamomile, cocoa flower, and grass. They also make rose vodka.
|Price Rank||Type||Bottle Size||Price|
|1||Ciroc Vodka||750ml||$25.99 - $34.99|
|2||Grey Goose Vodka||750ml||$24.99 - $36.99|
|3||Ketel One Vodka||750ml||$18.99 - $24.99|
|4||Tito's Vodka||750ml||$16.99 - $24.99|
|5||Absolut Vodka||750ml||$14.99 - $32.99|
|6||Skyy Vodka||750ml||$10.99 - $16.99|
|7||New Amsterdam Vodka||750ml||$10.99 - $16.99|
|8||Smirnoff Vodka||750ml||$9.99 - $21.99
|9||Svedka Vodka||750ml||$9.99 - $18.99|
|10||Pinnacle Vodka||750ml||$9.99 - $16.99|
|11||UV Vodka||750ml||$8.99 - $11.99|