Vodka is the most popular spirit in the world and has been produced in many countries for centuries. It’s made by the distillation of fermented substances such as grains, potatoes, or sometimes fruits or sugar. Vodka is a versatile and sophisticated spirit that can be enjoyed on its own or in cocktails. So whether you are looking to relax with a classic martini or get the party started with a round of shots, vodka is the perfect drink for any occasion and here are our favourites we are drinking right now.
The Spirit of One – One Vodka
The Spirit of One has launched its first vodka, One Vodka. The Richmond-based company has crafted a smooth aromatic, botanical vodka, beautifully balanced with citrus zest, their signature fresh sage and just a hint of vanilla. The vodka is presented in The Spirit of One’s new ‘Butterfly Bottle’, designed by Saint Design London. Once the vodka is gone, remove the labels to reveal a stunning water carafe emblazoned with the word ‘WATER’, which you can keep forever. And, as with other spirits from the One family, 10% of profits go towards The One Foundation which supports clean water projects all over the world.
Green Man Wildwood Vodka
Green Man Spirits has launched a new vodka that is influenced by English folklore. The vodka is made with 77% less plastic and has a carbon footprint 83% lower than a glass bottle. The vodka is filtered through Silent Pool’s unique blend of charcoal from select hardwood sourced from the Adbury estate. The vodka has sweet and woody notes of birch on the nose, leading into top notes of fresh and clarifying peppermint, with rich base notes of tangy dandelion and subtle bitterness from burdock root.
Masons of Yorkshire Espresso Vodka
Masons of Yorkshire has added Espresso to its portfolio of award-winning gin. The team at Masons has perfected the art of drawing out intense, bold flavours from the botanicals that go into this decadent and luxurious vodka. The luxurious Masons Espresso Vodka has already won double gold at the International Spirits Challenge 2022 and a Great Taste Award. The enduring popularity of the Espresso Martini inspired Masons Espresso Vodka, with coffee beans from El Salvador and supplied and roasted by neighbouring Yorkshire roaster Rounton Coffee. The beans are vapour-infused, an extra process by which the rich silkiness of the coffee is passed onto the vodka, resulting in a complex, aromatic liquid with the intensity of the flavours bursting on the palate.
Ciroc Passion Vodka
Cîroc Passion Vodka is a new spirit that is luscious, sun–kissed, and silky–smooth. Subtle notes of pineapple, mango, citrus, and hibiscus results in a taste experience that is lusciously different and elegantly smooth. The ombré bottle is inspired by tropical island sunsets, and the contents of the bottle reflect that vibe perfectly.
Royal Mash Vodka
Royal Mash‘s Vintage Vodka is made from high–quality potatoes that are exclusive to the island of Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands between England and France. Each batch of vodka is handcrafted in bespoke 200–litre copper stills and is individually sampled and approved to ensure that every single bottle is of impeccable quality.
X Muse is the first blended barley vodka inspired by the spirit-making traditions of Scotland. Drawn from the history and experience of Scottish spirit-making, heritage barley and the purest water combine to produce a remarkable vodka of the richest, deepest character and qualities creating a new luxury spirit which is great to sip and is also fantastic for cocktails.
Crystal Head Vodka
Crystal Head Vodka is a premium vodka brand that uses only the highest–quality ingredients and is quadruple-distilled and blended with pristine water, then filtered seven times. It is filtered three times through layers of semi-precious crystals known as Herkimer diamonds, for an exceptionally pure, smooth vodka. The company was founded by Dan Aykroyd and John Alexander, and the iconic skull–shaped bottle was designed by them as a symbol of life. The company‘s mission is to inspire creativity in their consumers and to bring out their creativity without compromise.
A premium Absolut vodka, distilled in a vintage copper rectification still from 1921 in small batches using wheat sourced locally from the nearby Råbelöf estate. It’s a clean-tasting vodka with a soft, silky mouthfeel – Absolut recommend you drink it neat with a single large ice cube.