Old school vodka meets American creativity in Medoyeff Vodka ($28) from House Spirits. This small batch Pacific Northwest vodka, made in traditional Russian ways, travels through charcoal and limestone to end up with a sharp, clean finish. It's designed to be enjoyed alone or as part of a hipster cocktail.
We know, we know — the bottle looks like something that you’d find in a dorm room, not in the cabinet of someone who enjoys a good vodka. Not to worry, because Bong Vodka ($TBA; Available in Jan. ‘06) has had its artisan-al formula refined by five generations of master distillers, all leading up to one thing — exceptional taste. All that, and it might still put you in prison on drug paraphernalia charges — so drink up! [via Liquor Snob; Thanks, Josh]
A lot of vodkas today are mass produced, with brands having vodka coming from several distilleries. Wyborowa Single Estate Vodka (approx. $35) bucks this trend by using a single distillery and team to create a consistent, smooth vodka. For a vodka that uses small-batch distillation, they sure didn’t get a small-fry to design the bottle — design legend Frank Gehry designed the bottle, guaranteeing it will look great behind your bar or in your liquor cabinet. [Thanks, Steven]