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
2,198 1,172
Grey Goose is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers

2
1,360 613
Ketel One is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers

3
1,298 1,035
Absolut Vodka is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers

4
1,451 522
Belvedere is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers

5
1,368 449
Tito's Vodka is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers

6
920 572
Stolichnaya is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers

7
694 541
Chopin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
Chopin

8
491 469
Finlandia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers

9
718 839
Smirnoff is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers

10
475 534
Svedka is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers

11
493 327
Russian Standard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
Russian Standard

12
643 523
Campari America is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers

13
660 337
Ciroc is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
Ciroc

14
369 336
Sobieski is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
Sobieski

15
211 265
Zubrowka is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
Zubrowka

16
190 262
Wyborowa is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
Wyborowa

17
300 323
Three Olives is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
Three Olives

18
288 287
Crystal Head is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
Crystal Head

19
125 251
Krupnik is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
Krupnik

20
210 216
Luksusowa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
Luksusowa

21
161 156
Reyka is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
Reyka

22
77 167
Khortytsa is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
Khortytsa

23
232 271
New Amsterdam is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
New Amsterdam

24
214 269
Pinnacle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
Pinnacle

25
136 193
Van Gogh is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Vodka Brands, Ranked by Drinkers
Van Gogh