Liquor The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers  

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Vodka is one of the best liquors out there, for a variety of reasons. Some love its bitter, subtle tastes. If you're watching your caloric intake, vodka is one of the lowest calorie liquors. And, not to mention, it's potent. All vodka must be a minimum of 37.5% alcohol to be considered vodka by European standards, but most traditional vodkas are 40% alcohol (AKA - 80 proof). If you're a lover of this Russian alcohol, you're probably on the hunt for a good vodka brand as your go-to.  

Vodkas have distinct flavors related to how they're produced. Some vodkas are produced from grains such as sorghum, corn, rye or wheat. Others are made from potatoes, molasses, soybeans, grapes, rice, or sugar beets. This affects the flavor, as does the rest of the process. After harvesting ingredients, they are then placed in a still and filtered a set number of times. The amount of time changes the taste, as do any flavors added during this process. 

Since all of these factors come into play, different kinds of vodka have different tastes. Popular providers all think they have the best tasting vodka, but which top shelf brands are actually telling the truth? Here, you can help fellow vodka lovers identify the best of the best. Ask yourself - which vodka should you spend your money on? Should you 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 the highest quality vodka - through votes from Ranker users who have actually imbibed! 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.

 

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1
2,305 1,250
Grey Goose is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
2
1,551 558
Belvedere is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
3
1,358 1,122
Absolut Vodka is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
4
1,450 655
Ketel One is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
5
1,460 485
Tito's Vodka is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
6
964 607
Stolichnaya is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
7
723 580
Chopin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
Chopin
8
751 902
Smirnoff is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
9
513 509
Finlandia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
10
505 578
Svedka is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
11
523 358
Russian Standard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
Russian Standard
12
683 567
Campari America is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
13
716 363
Ciroc is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
Ciroc
14
384 354
Sobieski is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
Sobieski
15
225 286
Zubrowka is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
Zubrowka
16
317 347
Three Olives is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
Three Olives
17
200 285
Wyborowa is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
Wyborowa
18
299 309
Crystal Head is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
Crystal Head
19
223 228
Luksusowa is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
Luksusowa
20
131 266
Krupnik is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
Krupnik
21
175 170
Reyka is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
Reyka
22
250 293
New Amsterdam is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
New Amsterdam
23
82 183
Khortytsa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
Khortytsa
24
231 288
Pinnacle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
Pinnacle
25
145 208
Van Gogh is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
Van Gogh