You know who knows best which bottles to buy? The people who pour and sell drinks—that’s who. We asked dozens of top bartending and spirits industry professionals to tell us which bottles they love and why.
Heads up: The numerical order below is not organized by importance or quality; it’s an alphabetical list, not a ranking. Prices are averages and can vary from state to state.
“It’s what vodka should taste like. I’m in love with this beautiful Polish vodka—assertive yet elegant finish, perfect for Martinis with a twist or light dirty with nice and cold blue-cheese-stuffed olives. Trust me on this one. You’ll be glad you did.”—Joseph Pereira, bartender at Las Vegas' Electra
“Cheap and cheerful, this vodka has a great profile and very wonderful texture. It’s perfect in cocktails!”—Hah
“A rare multigrain vodka, it imbues terroir while remaining clean and neutral as craft vodka should.”—Smith
“It performs very well for a potato vodka. It’s cheap and a great ‘well.’”—Fortuna
“Different than any other citrus vodka, this vodka has a depth of citrus that is beautiful.”—Hah
“Split base this with Mezcal and you're on your way to a winner.”—Fortuna
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