Celebrate National Vodka Day With These Exclusive Brands
Want to celebrate National Vodka Day in style? We got the best vodka brands to make your day super sweet! We know that all drinks are not created equal. And National Vodka Day is a good time to take a closer look at this staple of every corner bar.
Vodka may have some virtues. Clear liquor contains fewer congeners, compounds besides alcohol produced during fermentation and may contribute to the severity of hangovers. Many drinkers look to vodka as a lower calorie option that could be healthier than drinking “antioxidant-rich” red wine. Let’s take a look at some of our favorite vodka brands:
While most leading vodka brands distill 3–5 times, Purity Vodka is distilled 34 times which creates an exceptionally smooth, non-burning yet complex tasting vodka — perfect to sip alone or to add to a cocktail. It is certified organic, gluten-free and packaged in a gorgeous diamond-inspired bottle.
Over the last year, Purity Vodka has dominated the worlds blind tasting competitions, taking home a record number of highly sought-after awards, including being named as “Best Vodka in the World 2017” by The International Wine & Spirit Competition, simply because of its incomparable taste.
This year, choose Simple Vodka, a brand that donates 20 meals per bottle produced (1 drink = 1 meal) to U.S. hunger relief programs like Feeding America. Simple Vodka is available for purchase online nationwide for SRP $26.99
Grey Goose La Vanille
Grey Goose has relaunched its storied vanilla flavored vodka for the first time in 15 years. Designed to keep the festivities flowing all the way through New Year’s, these libations are comprised of ingredients that complement the distinct flavor profile of Grey Goose La Vanille ($29.99).
The bold caramelized and toffee notes of La Vanille lend themselves well to original cocktails such as:
- Le Jardin — comprised of Granny Smith apples, ginger syrup, La Vanille and lemon juice
- Long Flight Home — made using La Vanille, Martini Riserva Speciale Ambrato, spiced syrup, Meyer lemon juice, and egg whites
- La Vanille La Noel — featuring a sweet and sour mix of lemon and pear nectar juices, along with a grated cinnamon garnish
SVEDKA Vodka has been making its mark since it was first imported in 1998. It’s now the #1 imported vodka and the #8 spirit brand in the United States. And its popularity keeps growing.
Imported to the US from Sweden — a country that has been perfecting vodka for centuries — SVEDKA Vodka is proudly named after its country of origin. The word SVEDKA is a portmanteau of the word ‘Svenska’ (meaning ‘Swedish’) and ‘Vodka’ (derived from the Slavic word ‘voda’). As these two words are combined, SVEDKA is a name as catchy as it is clever — fitting for a brand renowned for its character, quality, and value.
Crystal Head Vodka
Crystal Head Vodka’s first, limited-edition bottle, the John Alexander Artist Series Bottle. This limited edition will be launching in commemoration of the multi-award winning, ultra-premium vodkas 10th anniversary.
John Alexander, renowned American artist, has been with Crystal Head Vodka since its inception. The John Alexander Artist Series №1 makes its debut with the evocative design derived from the artists expressive 1988 oil painting ‘Dancing on the Water Liles of Life,’ which is currently on display in the Dallas Museum of Art. He is responsible for the vodka’s signature skull bottle. Fun Fact: the bottle is modeled from an exact rendering of a human skull!
Housing the award-winning Original Crystal Head Vodka, each of the first, limited-edition’s 25,000 bottles are hand-decorated by one of three highly skilled craftsmen from Milan, Italy and then numbered to further emphasize the novelty. Less than 5,000 bottles will be available in the United States.
Seagram’s Vodka launched Seagram’s Tropical Pineapple Vodka, the latest expression to the Seagram’s portfolio.
Seagram’s Vodka is five-times distilled and produced with high-quality American grain to ensure a clean, extra smooth taste and no burn. This new refreshing expression stays true to the Seagram’s commitment to quality while capitalizing on the popularity of fruit flavors with the launch of Tropical Pineapple.
True to the versatility of the Seagram’s Vodka product line, the pineapple flavor is highly mixable and is sure to be the perfect ingredient for gatherings large and small. Enjoy hints of pineapple in a refreshing cocktail, sipped neat, or over ice.
The Belvedere Vodka X Laolu Senbanjo 2018 Limited Edition Bottle, was created in support of Global Funds’ (RED) efforts to help eradicate HIV/AIDS in Africa, designed by acclaimed visual artist, Senbanjo. Through this partnership, the brand has created the first Belvedere bottle with high-quality full-wrap sleeve technology featuring the flowing design with sharp edges that represent the water and rye working together to produce dimension and taste. Subtle skin-sense texture, which reacts to UV lights, is used to bring another sensory component to the bottle. The charcoal coloring and distinct shapes create complex, story-rich designs, which draw heavily from his Yoruba heritage.