As the only vodka ever to win the Gold Medal for both taste and design at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Double Cross Vodka ($51) is as tasty as its bottle is amazing. Double Cross is made in the Slovak Republic using a seven-step distillation process, and is filtered seven times using diamond-dust micro filters, active charcoal, and limestone for an extra clean taste. Perfect for your next celebration. [via]
Tired of tastelessness? Then try Three Olives Vodka ($55). Imported from England, the quadruple-distilled and quadruple-filtered vodka comes in 16 flavors: passionfruit, mango, pomegranate, cherry, berry, grape, watermelon, chocolate, orange, vanilla, green apple, raspberry, and citrus, as well as three new flavors that hit shelves this month — triple shot espresso, root beer, and tomato. The bold varieties definitely offer more than a hint of flavor, pretty much tasting and smelling just like the real thing. Bloody Martini, anyone?
This premium organic vodka comes from a company you wouldn't expect — Anheuser-Busch. But it isn't targeted at Bud drinkers. Cultivated without pesticides or commercial fertilizers, Purus Vodka ($35) uses crystalline water from the Alps and is made with locally harvested 100% organic Italian wheat. Its 100% recyclable bottle is even Earth-friendly with a tree-free paper label, safe soy-based inks, water-based adhesives, and an environmentally sustainable cork closure. The 80 proof vodka is distilled five times and refined through a charcoal filtration process of more than 1.7 million square meters for a "distinctively clean, smooth, velvety sweetness." Purus will be initially available in Northeastern cities of the U.S.