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
2,338 1,277
Grey Goose is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
2
1,576 570
Belvedere is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
3
1,383 1,149
Absolut Vodka is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
4
1,479 671
Ketel One is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
5
1,494 490
Tito's Vodka is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
6
979 615
Stolichnaya is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
7
733 594
Chopin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
Chopin
8
769 914
Smirnoff is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
9
517 519
Finlandia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
10
516 591
Svedka is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
11
529 367
Russian Standard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
Russian Standard
12
694 575
Campari America is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
13
736 371
Ciroc is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
Ciroc
14
391 362
Sobieski is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
Sobieski
15
227 293
Zubrowka is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
Zubrowka
16
319 354
Three Olives is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
Three Olives
17
201 291
Wyborowa is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
Wyborowa
18
300 318
Crystal Head is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
Crystal Head
19
184 171
Reyka is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
Reyka
20
226 234
Luksusowa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
Luksusowa
21
131 273
Krupnik is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
Krupnik
22
253 297
New Amsterdam is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
New Amsterdam
23
85 187
Khortytsa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
Khortytsa
24
236 290
Pinnacle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
Pinnacle
25
146 212
Van Gogh is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
Van Gogh