Vodka is a very distinct tasting alcohol and one of the best liquors. All vodka must be a minimum of 37.5% alcohol to be considered vodka by European standards, while most traditional vodkas are 40% alcohol (or 80 proof). Some consider vodka to be one of the truest forms of alcohol. Vodka is an alcoholic beverage that is made from produced from grains such as sorghum, corn, rye or wheat, although there are some vodkas made from potatoes, molasses, soybeans, grapes, rice, or sugar beets. Whatever is used gives the vodka a different flavor. It is then placed in a still and filtered a set number of times which can give different vodkas a distinctive flavor. The flavors added during distillation is also going to change the taste of the vodka.
Since all of these factors come into play, vodka producers and companies comes up with a vodkas that taste slightly different from one another's. This leaves the drinker with many varying options to consider when trying to choose which vodka types are the right ones for them. Which kinds of vodka should they spend their money on? Should they go with a flavored vodka like the varieties produced by Svedka, Pinnacle, SKYY, and Smirnoff? Or maybe a more traditional vodka like Belvedere, Friis, Sobieski or Grey Goose?This list is to help determine which popular vodka is the best tasting out there through votes from the Ranker users. Featuring vodka names from all over the world, these vodka rankings have them all! Vote up your favorite and vote down the vodka names that just miss the mark. And if it’s vodka’s tasty cousin whiskey you crave, check out these lists of the best bourbon brands and best scotch brands.