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1 2 ROOZ VODKA 6 ABSOLUT VODKA


Country Australia Country Sweden
Base Ingredient Australian Grapes Base Ingredient Wheat
Tasting Notes This five times distilled Tasting Notes Clean and crisp with faint
award-winning vodka has mild cassis and lemon pie aromas; a faint taste of baked bread
spice aromas, with a dryish medium-bodied adds an extra dimension; character to be of
palate. martini quality; six parts to one part of dry
Flavors: Caramel|Lemon Myrtle Leaf vermouth.
Eucalyptus|Peppermint|Ginger Flavors: Apeach|Citron|Kurrant|Mandrin
Pertzovka|Plum Peppar|Raspberri|Ruby Red|Grapefruit|Vanila

2 267 OLIVE AND PEARL ONION VODKA 7 ABSOLUT VODKA 100 PRF BLACK
Country USA Country Sweden
Base Ingredient American Grain Base Ingredient Wheat
Tasting Notes Ultra premium five times Tasting Notes Distilled from grain-grown
distilled American grain vodka infused with in the rich fields of S. Sweden. It has been
olives and pearl onions puts a touch of produced at the famous old distilleries by
sophistication on a classic. Ahus in accordance with more than 400 yrs
Flavors: Olive & Pearl Onion|Cranberry of Swedish tradition. Smooth beyond
Lemon|Orange compare.

3 3 VODKA 8 ABSOLUT LOS ANGELES


Country Poland Country Sweden
Base Ingredient Soy Base Ingredient Wheat
Tasting Notes Carefully selected Tasting Notes The Acai, Acerola,
components of the soy plant. Soy isolates, are Pomegranate & Blueberry flavored vodka
combined to create this revolutionary vodka blends well with the trend-setting, forward-
unrivalled in texture, flavor and smoothness. thinking and evnironmentally consious spirit
GLUTEN FREE of Los Angeles.
Flavors: Black Raspberry
3 A.M. (caffeine, taurine, and guarana)

4 360 VODKA 9 AMERICANA VODKA


Country USA Country USA
Base Ingredient Corn Base Ingredient Wheat
Tasting Notes Soft, silky entry leads to a Tasting Notes Water sourced from 300 feet
round, delicate, dryish light-tomedium body below sea level. Slow charcoal filtration
with whipped cream and mineral flavors. process using a carbon block filter. Finest
Finishes in a smooth, sweet, and lightly grains harvested from the American heart-
warming powdered sugar, mild citrus zest, and land. Delicate, organically sprayed decoration
talc fade with nice length. A very smooth, process.
clean, gently style vodka for martinis or neat.

5 42 BELOW VODKA 10 BELVEDERE VODKA


Country New Zealand Country Poland
Base Ingredient Wheat Base Ingredient Dankowskie Gold Rye
Tasting Notes Fresh grain with hints of Tasting Notes This Vodka has notes of vanilla
warm summer rain on the nose. Slightly oily and rye on the palate, the finish is crisp and
over the tongue with hints of wheat and a clean with lingering white pepper spice. It has a
light touch of aniseed on the palate. distinctive creamy mouth feel.
Flavors: Feijoa|Kiwifruit|Manuka Honey Flavors: Cytrus | Pomarancza
Passionfruit
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11 BLACK TIE VODKA 16 CAPE NORTH VODKA


Country France Country France
Base Ingredient Wheat Base Ingredient Golden Wheat from
Tasting Notes Distilled from Soft European France's Bourgogne region
wheat from the world famous Cognac Tasting Notes This vodka embodies the
region. Delicate white grape, fruity flavor. purity of Sweden and the finesse of France.
Cape North is an exceedingly smooth vodka
with delicate flavors of vanilla and subtle
citrus notes.

12 BLUE ICE POTATO VODKA 17 CHARBAY DRY VODKA


Country USA Country USA
Base Ingredient Idaho Burbank Potatoes Base Ingredient Corn and Rye
Tasting Notes A full-bodied, icy clear Tasting Notes Subtle toasty, charcoal
vodka. Silky, slightly oily palate is clean and aromas, entry is off-dry to sweet and properly
earthy with the flavor of finely grown oily, sweet gaminess, after taste is long, bitter
potatoes and the lightest hints of citrus and sweet and delectably oily.
lavender. It finishes with a sprightly, short Flavors: Blood Orange|Meyer Lemon|Ruby
cleanness. Red Grapefruit|Raspberry|Green Tea
Pomegranate

13 BONG VODKA 18 CHOPIN POLISH VODKA


Country Holland Country Poland
Base Ingredient European Grain Base Ingredient Stobrawa Potatoes
Tasting Notes This vodka’s artisanal Tasting Notes Produced exclusively from
formula has been handed down through five Stobrawa potatoes for a distinctively clean,
generations of master distillers and produced yet bold tasting vodka with an oily mouth
through a 150 Year Old manual process, rich feel, is incredibly smooth, and begins earthy
with traditional standards and superior before shifting to a moderately sweet and
craftsmanship. metallic finish.

14 BOOMERANG VODKA 19 CÎROC VODKA


Country Australia Country France
Base Ingredient Chardonnay Grapes Base Ingredient Grapes
Tasting Notes This 100 percent grape Tasting Notes Refined citrus aromas,
vodka is five times distilled, charcoal filtered smooth, lightly sweet and enriched by the
and bottled close to its source in South natural character of grapes that arouses the
Australia. The resulting drop is smooth, well- palate, though is not grape flavored.
balanced and has a supple mouthfeel – Finish – Crisp, clean, with no alcohol burn.
perfect served neat or in a mixed vodka
cocktail.

15 BORU IRISH VODKA 20 CRATER LAKE VODKA


Country Ireland Country USA
Base Ingredient Wheat Base Ingredient American Grown Grain
Tasting Notes This vodka has crystalline Tasting Notes Filtered 10 times through
clarity, a delicate, feather weight body and an charcoal and crushed volcanic rock and then
intriguing bouquet of floral and vanilla notes. aged slightly in oak. The lava rock filter
The vodka rolls over the palate without bite, imparts a soft , spring water mouth feel that
burn or harshness - finish is long and finishes without any burn. The oak filter
delectable. leaves hints of vanilla and butter on the finish.
Flavors: Citrus|Orange|Crazzberry Flavors: Hazelnut Espresso
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21 CRYSTALL VODKA 26 FINLANDIA VODKA


Country Russia Country Finland
Base Ingredient Wheat Base Ingredient Finnish Six-Row Barley
Tasting Notes This vodka is double Tasting Notes A well-balanced and
distilled in a process that is five times slower blended vodka that is deeply flavored. It is
than ordinary vodkas and bottles only the semi-sweet with creamy, biscuity flavors, with
best vodka from the center of the distillation a hint of corn.
tank. With a nose of rose, dry cereal and Flavors: Cranberry|Lime|Mango|Wild Berries
cream, this is a superior vodka.

22 CZARS GOLD VODKA 27 FIREFLY VODKA


Country Russia Country USA
Base Ingredient Premium Russian Grain Base Ingredient Muscadine Grapes
Tasting Notes Czar's Gold was created in Tasting Notes The inspiration for a
2003 to commemorate the 300th anniversary muscadine wine flavored vodka came from
of St. Petersburg using the same recipe used the 11.5 acres of vineyard where the distillery
for Peter the Great more than 300 years ago is located. The muscadine infusion creates a
but improved upon using modern technology. smooth sippin' vodka that is easily imbibed.
Flavors: Muscadine Wine|Sweet Tea

23 DEATH’S DOOR VODKA 28 FLAWLESS VODKA


Country USA Country France
Base Ingredient Wheat Base Ingredient Wheat
Tasting Notes This American wheat vodka Tasting Notes This smooth and luxurious
is made with red winter wheat sustainably vodka is very soft from the start, finishing
grown on Washington Island, Wisconsin. crisp and clean with tremendous balance.
It has a sweet, grassy nose, with faint The distinctively fresh nose with subtly sweet
vanilla and wheat tones. A sweetish overtones makes the perfect straight-up
medium body, silky mouth feel and long martini.
smooth finish of mineral and spice.

24 DOUBLE WHITE VODKA 29 FRIS VODKA


Country Poland Country Denmark
Base Ingredient Wheat Base Ingredient All-natural Whole Grain
Tasting Notes A mild nose and a pleasantly Tasting Notes Has an unusual fragrance -
soft hint of melon rind harmonize into beau a bit savory like ham, salty, and a bit flowery.
tifully crafted boutique style vodka that The taste starts out sweet and then finishes
finishes with a gentle burn and no discernible with the savory and salty profile. A creamy,
aftertaste. smooth mouth feel but with a salty kick in
the finish.
Flavors: Apple|Lime

25 EMPEROR’S BRAND VODKA 30 GREY GOOSE VODKA


Country France Country France
Base Ingredient Wheat Base Ingredient Winter Wheat
Tasting Notes This vodka is distinctively Tasting Notes Exceptionally soft and
clean. It is made with selected grain “Lux”. delicate with a long smooth finish. Smoky
The 100% pure wheat is grown in the North aroma, with hints of mint and grain. The
of France. Distilled six times. flavor is off-dry, has a moderate bite and has
notes of wheat and cocoa bean.
Flavors: La Poire|L'Orange|Le Citron
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31 GVORI VODKA 36 IMPERIAL COLLECTION VODKA


Country Poland SUPER PREMIUM SOFT
Base Ingredient Polish Rye Country Russia
Tasting Notes Lush, silky textures with Base Ingredient Premium Selected Grain
hints of vanilla and cream. Gvori is Tasting Notes Noted for its incomparable
superbly satisfying on its own, serve chilled. soft taste; with a light hinge and a pleasant
soft aroma of cedar nuts, which masks the
spirit in taste, and sharpness in aroma in a
most remarkable way.
Super Premium|Super Premium Soft
Super Premium Strong

32 HAMPTONS VODKA 37 IMPERIA RUSSIAN VODKA


Country USA Country Russia
Base Ingredient 100% Yellow Corn Base Ingredient Wheat
Tasting Notes Quadruple filtered Tasting Notes The palate entry shows
(4-column filtration). Clean, refreshing, and bittersweet notes of vanilla extract, unsalted
well-balanced; great served neat. butter and grain mash; at midpalate the
NO SUGAR ADDED. astringency of the graininess is pleasingly
Flavors: Banana|ChocoRaspberry refreshing. The finish is more semisweet than
CherryVanilla bittersweet.

33 HAN ASIAN VODKA 38 JAGUAR VODKA


Country Korea Country Barbados
Base Ingredient Barley and Rice Base Ingredient Sugar Cane Molasses
Tasting Notes The spirit is extremely Tasting Notes The vodka is distilled from
delicate with a welterweight body and a pure Caribbean sugar cane molasses, and the
hesitant, yet pleasing bouquet. Its initial purest and cleanest coral and limestone
attack is soft and plush, which then slowly filtered water. Distilled a minimum five times
ebbs in a wash of clean, crisp neutrality. under low temperature. Crisp, clean tasting
vodka.

34 HANGAR ONE VODKA 39 JEAN MARC XO VODKA


Country USA Country France
Base Ingredient Wheat and Voignier Grapes Base Ingredient Wheat
Tasting Notes Sweetish, thick,and slightly Tasting Notes Jean Marc vodka is
oily on the tongue, with a plump, round taste produced from four varietals of French wheat
to it. A wonderful, round mouthfeel to it; and then distilled nine times in traditional
almost creamy in texture. A near perfect French copper Cognac stills. An
blend of wheat and grape distilates that form extraordinary vodka possessing a floral
a wonderful balance of tastes from both. bouquet, complex & elegant wheat flavors,
Flavors: Citron “Buddha’s Hand|Kaffir Lane a silky texture and very long finish.
Mandarin Blossom

35 HENDRIX VODKA 40 KAI VODKA


Country USA Country Vietnam
Base Ingredient Corn and Rye Base Ingredient Yellow Blossom Rice
Tasting Notes 100% grain vodka marries Tasting Notes Kai Vodka has a bright and
the finest selection of corn and rye from complex aroma with hints of sweet spice,
Idaho and Utah, with natural Rocky vanilla, and tropical fragrances. Kai's unique
Mountain spring water. Distilled through four character preserves the natural essence of
pristine stainless steel columns, Hendrix Yellow Blossom Rice.
Electric Vodka is filtered through carbon and
crystal, resulting in true vodka of unparalleled
flavor and purity.
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41 KAZUMOFF VODKA 46 LITHUANIAN VODKA


Country Armenia ORIGINAL
Base Ingredient Wheat Country Lithuania
Tasting Notes Smooth and very soft, Base Ingredient Grain
finishing crisp and clean with tremendous Tasting Notes Instantly recognized for its
balance. A fresh nose with subtly sweet smooth, distinctive character and taste.
overtones makes the perfect straight-up It is best served cold alone or in a martini.
martini. Flavors: Blackcurrant|Cherry|Cranberry
Raspberry|Bilberry|Pepper & Honey
Also available: Gold

42 KETEL ONE VODKA 47 LOTUS VODKA


Country Holland Country USA
Base Ingredient Wheat Base Ingredient Grain
Tasting Notes Pleasing bouquet with hints Tasting Notes Silky with mellow vanilla
of charcoal and anise. Mildly spicy and and creamy texture; luscious and balanced
slightly sweet flavor. Rich texture. Long with great texture and clean, cohesive
citrusy finish. flavors.
Flavors: Citroen Lotus White: Ginseng
Lotus Blue: Guarana extract, Caffeine and
Taurine

43 KISSUI VODKA 48 MATRIOSHKA LUX VODKA


Country Japan Country Russia
Base Ingredient Rice Base Ingredient Wheat
Tasting Notes Kissui is made from the Tasting Notes A soft, delicate entry leads
finest rice and purest spring water in Japan. to a silky dryish light-to medium-bodied
Smooth and elegant, this well polished vodka palate with a mild taste. Very Clean.
pleases the palate from the first sip to the Flavors: Cranberry|Honey
silky finish.

44 KROL VODKA 49 McCORMICK VODKA


Country Poland Country USA
Base Ingredient Rye Base Ingredient American Grain
Tasting Notes Krol is made from 100% Tasting Notes Domestic vodka produced by
Late Harvest Rye that is distilled four times McCormick Distilling Company which was
using pure Polish Mountain spring water. started by Doc Holiday and is now the oldest
Flavors: Lemon-Raspberry distillery west of the Mississippi. Made from
American grain and quadruple distilled. The
1.75 features a built-in handle for easy
pouring.

45 LEVEL VODKA 50 ORANGE V VODKA


Country Sweden Country USA
Base Ingredient Wheat Base Ingredient American Grain
Tasting Notes Crystal clear with a totally Tasting Notes Clean smooth vodka with
clean fragrance; refined aromas of sweet intense Orange Flavors. Almost cordial in
Meyer lemons. Rich intense flavors, elegant nature, this vodka is loaded with real natural
and smooth with a buttery, enticingly silky Florida Oranges. Specifically you can taste
and layered textured on the palate. Mandarin, Valencia and Tangerine in this
exquisite blend. Great on the rocks or in your
favorite cocktail.
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51 OVAL VODKA 56 PINNACLE VODKA


Country Austria Country France
Base Ingredient Wheat Base Ingredient Wheat
Tasting Notes A stunningly great vodka, Tasting Notes A subtle sweetness balanced
extremely smooth, with a warm spicy finish, with a smooth, clean finish that can only
preferably consumed neat and at room come from the finest French wheat and the
temperature. purist spring water.

52 PEARL VODKA 57 PRAIRIE VODKA


Country Canada Country USA
Base Ingredient Soft Winter Wheat Base Ingredient Organic #2 Yellow Corn
Tasting Notes Crystal clear and colorless. Tasting Notes Hints of melon and pear on
Very clean with neutral aromas, smooth and the nose, creamy on the palate, bright and
balanced with hints of citrus and spice on the smooth at the finish.
palate. The finish is very clean with a slight
vanilla note.
Flavors: Blueberry|Coconut|Plum
Pomegranate

53 PERFECT 1864 VODKA 58 PRAVDA VODKA


Country France Country Poland
Base Ingredient Wheat Base Ingredient Rye
Tasting Notes Perfect 1864 is an Tasting Notes Produced in the Carpathian
ultra-premium vodka distilled in France, Mountain District of southern Poland since
which uses a unique certification process for 1743. Made with the purest spring water and
each batch, as it strives for perfection. local late harvest rye for a softer, mellower
taste. Distilled 5 times for purity.

54 p.i.n.k. VODKA 59 PRIMO VODKA


Country Holland Country Argentina
Base Ingredient Dutch Winter Wheat Base Ingredient Malbec Grapes
Tasting Notes Plump grain body glides past Tasting Notes Varnishy nose; thick and
the tongue- nipping at it with the alcohol creamy with dry, rich fruit flavors with some
edge and nice lingering finish. Slight earthiness.
sweetness and a bread/grain taste to the
finish. Infused with caffeine and guarana.

55 PINKY VODKA 60 PURUS


Country Sweden Country Italy
Base Ingredient Wheat Base Ingredient Organic Italian Wheat
Tasting Notes Pale pink colour. Delicate Tasting Notes Light body and citrus,
rose petal, and violet scent with hint of jas velvety cereal sweetness.
mine. Soft delivery on the palate with lively
feel and texture. Firm through the mouth
with full aromatic of rose simply filling every
crevice. Lift of alcohol reinforces the rose
character. Lively, clean finish.
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61 RESORT VODKA 66 SIKU GLACIER ICE VODKA


Country USA Country Netherlands
Base Ingredient Select Grains Base Ingredient Greenlandic Glacier Ice
Tasting Notes Distilled four times, very blended grain alcohol
clean and smooth. This vodka was created for Tasting Notes Clear and very clean with
those who want to have a little fun or bring neutral aromas. Thick, firm, and structured
home a gift as a token of their trip or on the palate with a hint of citrus; clean
vacation. Each bottle is labeled for the town finish.
or resort that the product is sold in.

62 RUSKOVA VODKA 67 SKYY VODKA


Country Russia Country USA
Base Ingredient Grain Base Ingredient Grain
Tasting Notes Clear. Lightly spicy, cream, Tasting Notes The grain takes a backseat in
and mineral oil aromas. A supple, very the early sniffing stages as bittersweet
smooth, and supple texture with delicate bean- and kernel-like scents dominate; later
anise and cream flavors. Elegant, graceful, whiffs merely confirm the intense bean/cocoa
oily fade. Very smooth and classy. An quality. Palate entry mirrors the bouquet to a
exceptional vodka for the money! tee; at midpalate, the kernel-like intensity
turns smooth and viscous on the tongue.
Ends bittersweet and oily.

63 RUSSIAN STANDARD VODKA 68 SKYY 90 VODKA


Country Russia Country USA
Base Ingredient Wheat Base Ingredient Grain
Tasting Notes Mellow, rounded and full of Tasting Notes Properly clear and
body, opening with light, creamy aniseed and impeccably pure. Entry has plenty of grainy,
supported by subtle sweetness and balancing spirity giddy-up and adds a a note of
dryness. Continues with underlying grain and sweetness; by the midpalate stage, the spirit
mellow spice. Luscious, fresh aniseed with a warmth fades, leaving behind a subtle
creaminess and hint of pepper, lingering biscuity, wheat cracker finish.
finish.

64 SAAGA 1763 VODKA 69 SKYY INFUSIONS VODKA


Country Estonia Country USA
Base Ingredient Winter Rye & Wheat Base Ingredient Grain & Fruit
Tasting Notes Clear. Neutral aromas with Tasting Notes A unique, all-natural infused
hints of buttered rye toast, vanilla and talc. experience made with premium SKYY Vodka
A very smooth and delicate entry leads to a and succulent real fruit.
silky light-to-medium body of very clean Flavors: Citrus|Cherry|Passion Fruit
whipped cream, toast, and wet stone flavors Raspberry|Grape
with a hint of mossy herbs. Finishes in a long,
sweet cream, mineral, white pepper, and pasty
dough fade. Nice purity of subtle flavors.

65 SEAGRAM'S PLATINUM SELECT VODKA 70 SMIRNOFF VODKA


Country USA Country USA
Base Ingredient Wheat Base Ingredient Grain
Tasting Notes First whiffs detect smoky Tasting Notes Clear. Creamy powdered
notes of tobacco leaf, cigar ash and charcoal. sugar and talc aromas. Supple and delicate on
As advertised, it’s smooth on the tongue at the palate with a lightly glycerous texture and
palate entry, then it turns a bit prickly and dusty minerality with hints of sweet anise and
hot by midpalate, all the time featuring very citrus. Finishes soft and clean.
toasty-smoky notes. Finish is ashy, charcoal- Flavors: Blueberry|Green Apple|Citrus|
like and slightly oily. Watermelon|Raspberry|Vanilla|Lime
Orange|Black Cherry|Strawberry|Cranberry
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71 SNOW QUEEN VODKA 76 STOLI VODKA


Country Kazakhstan Country Russia
Base Ingredient Wheat Base Ingredient Winter Wheat
Tasting Notes Full, well-controlled palate Tasting Notes A clean white spirit with
offering a good balance of texture and pure, neutral, flavours and an enduring
softness, and a gentle sweetness. crispness on the palate reminiscent of a
Siberian glacier.
Flavors: Blakberi|Blueberi|Citros|Cranberi
Ohranj|Peachik|Razberi|Strasberi|Vanil

72 SOBIESKI VODKA 77 STOLI ELIT VODKA


Country Poland Country Russia
Base Ingredient Dankowski Rye Base Ingredient Winter Wheat
Tasting Notes Balanced, delicate and Tasting Notes Light, clean, fresh and
elegant, it has a nose of slightly acidic engaging. On the palate smooth, mellow,
fruitiness. On the palate, it is well structured. silky and velvety - rich and harmonious,
The fruit is still present, but so are the spicy with rounded vodka notes.
and slightly acid notes from the rye.

73 SONNEMA VodkaHERB 78 STOCKHOLM KRYSTAL VODKA


Country Holland Country Sweden
Base Ingredient Corn, Rye and Wheat Base Ingredient Wheat
Tasting Notes Aromatic hint of rosemary, Tasting Notes Distinctive for its mineral-
thyme, juniper, licorice and wormwood, citrus nose, which douses the palate with
Sonnema vodkaHERB gives cocktails a layer weight and a demure aftertaste. The finish is
of smooth herbaciousness and complexity – a gratifying balance of aromas and flavor.
and is delicious alone.

74 SQUARE ONE VODKA 79 SV (SOYUZ-VICTAN) VODKA


Country USA Country Russia
Base Ingredient Organic American Rye Base Ingredient Grain
Tasting Notes Clean taste and texture – Tasting Notes Cream, vanilla, and star
luscious in a straight vodka martini and an anise aromas. A round supple entry lead to a
exquisite partner in more complex culinary- dryish, silky medium body of sweet cream,
style cocktails. mineral, vanilla, and delicate peppery spice
flavors. Finishes with a long, sweet cream and
mineral fade. Excellent balance, smoothness
and length.

75 STILETTO VODKA 80 SVEDKA VODKA


Country Kyrgyzstan Country Sweden
Base Ingredient Wheat Base Ingredient Wheat
Tasting Notes Made from the finest Tasting Notes Clear. Medium-bodied.
Russian wheat and pure artesian spring water, Custard and vanilla flavors. Unusual aromas
Stiletto is seductively smooth. are attractive and show a measure of
Flavors: Chocolate|Vanilla|Mint complexity.
Flavors: Clementine|Raspberry|Vanilla
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81 TITO’S HANDMADE VODKA 86 TRUMP VODKA


Country USA Country Holland
Base Ingredient Corn Base Ingredient Wheat
Tasting Notes Light, clean bouquet, a Tasting Notes Clear appearance; superb
medium body, a marvelously crisp flavor and clarity. Dry earthy scents of grain and
an impressively long finish. paraffin. The bouquet offers tantalizing
nuances of leather and jasmine.
Flavors: Orange|Citron|Grape| Raspberry

82 TENURE VODKA 87 ULTIMAT VODKA


Country Poland Country Poland
Base Ingredient Polish Wheat Base Ingredient Wheat, Rye and Potato
Tasting Notes Seven distillations for Tasting Notes Masterly crafted from three
extreme clarification...this vodka has a crisp distinct blends, Ultimat Vodka is an epitome
yet smooth finish...the ideal, classic vodka for of pureness accented by clean and refined
connoisseurs. taste that captures the essence of
sophistication and style.

83 THREE OLIVES VODKA 88 U'LUVKA VODKA


Country England Country Poland
Base Ingredient Grain Base Ingredient Rye, Wheat and Barley
Tasting Notes Shows gin like aromas of Tasting Notes It is fresh, clean and elegant
juniper and light citrus moderately rich on the nose. Creamy and lightly buttery in
texture very clean rush of zesty citrus notes. character, with impressive sweet, savoury and
Flavors: Passionfruit|Mango|Pomegranate spicy flavours, aniseed freshness and a long
Cherry|Berry|Grape|Watermelon vibrant grain finish.
Chocolate|Orange|Vanilla|Green Apple
Raspberry|Citrus|Triple Shot Espresso
Root Beer|Tomato

84 TOUCH VODKA 89 UV VODKA


Country USA Country USA
Base Ingredient Grain Base Ingredient Corn
Tasting Notes Touch Vodka Original is Tasting Notes A light vodka that shows a
infused with fermented wild honey from the distinct citrus note. A little thin of body but
Florida Everglades giving this award winning incredibly easy to sip.
vodka a full bodied taste. Flavors: Apple|Blue|Cherry|Citruv|Grape
Flavors: Valencia Orange|Key Lime Lemonade|Orange|Vanilla

85 TRU ORGANIC VODKA 90 UVIX ITALIAN VODKA


Country USA Country Italy
Base Ingredient Organic Wheat Base Ingredient Italian Grapes
Tasting Notes Clean, smooth and Tasting Notes Light floral aromas and
well-rounded with a neutral finish. flavors with hints of orange, tangerine and
Flavors: Lemon|Vanilla grape must that cost the palate and linger
through the finish.
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91 V2 VODKA 96 X-RATED VODKA


Country Holland Country France
Base Ingredient Long Grain Wheat Base Ingredient Wheat & Roseberry Grain
Tasting Notes Clasic vodka smell with Tasting Notes The spirit has a silky
mineral and floral notes. V2 is smooth but smooth texture, which causes a band of
still carries a pleasant bite that reminds you warmth to trend down from mouth to
that you're drinking vodka. stomach. There is a slight hint of vanilla to
Caffeine and Taurine infused. the flavor. 100% organic and GE free.
Flavors: Mint

92 VAN GOGH VODKA 97 YES! VODKA


Country Holland Country Holland
Base Ingredient Wheat, Corn & Barley Base Ingredient Wheat
Tasting Notes Very clean and pure with a Tasting Notes Smooth vanilla nose; fresh
beautifully fragrant nose. A classic neutral dry and silky, with spice and a long, elegant
vodka with a pleasing oily texture. finish; from the Netherlands.
Flavors: Espresso|Double Espresso
Acai-Blueberry|Chocolate|Pineapple
Pomegranate|Appel|Banana|Vanilla
Raspberry|Oranje|Citroen|Coconut
Melon|Mango|Black Cherry|Mojito Mint

93 VERMONT WHITE VODKA 98 ZODIAC VODKA


Country USA Country Poland
Base Ingredient Pure Milk Sugar Base Ingredient Potato
Tasting Notes Crystal clear, smooth and Tasting Notes Hand-crafted and distilled in
with a delicate nose, this vodka is excellent Idaho. Zodiac is ultra smooth with hints of
straight and chilled. vanilla.

Zodiac produces twelve unique bottle


designs, one for each sign and each with its
own horoscope

94 VOX VODKA 99 ZUBROWKA VODKA


Country Netherlands Country Poland
Base Ingredient Wheat Base Ingredient Rye
Tasting Notes Muted nose of light hay, Tasting Notes An amazing tasting
charcoal/ash, and licorice. Soft, smooth vodka, with a grassy, herby palate with lovely
palate. Medium-bodied, yet with weight. hints of citrus, vanilla, and lavender. These
Very clean and elegant, showing a refined tastes are all tempered with subtle chocolate
profile. Somewhat guarded as deeper, smoky, & vanilla flavors.
earthy elements come forth. A very seductive
style.
Flavors: Green Apple| Raspberry

95 XELLENT SWISS VODKA 100 ZYR VODKA


Country Switzerland Country Russia
Base Ingredient Swiss Rye Base Ingredient Winter Wheat & Rye
Tasting Notes The initial whiffs find herbal Tasting Notes The entry is superiorly
aromas with faint hints of jasmine and moss: smooth and leads to a very clean, fresh palate
additional scents of tea leaves, minerals and in which the grain background is continued.
wet stone appear in the later passes. The It finishes short and clean with a ever-so-
palate entry is semisweet and biscuity; slight sweetness.
midpalate is nutty, concentrated and
remarkably mineral-like.