Two Aged Vodkas With Depth To Buy Now

How we learned to stop worrying and love the vodka


Two excellent new versions of vodka

How we learned to stop worrying and love the vodka

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Vodka would be a supermodel if spirits were people.

It is one of the industry's largest moneymakers and a staple of most bars. Nonetheless, vodka is frequently accused of lacking substance. 

But if you've been wringing your hands over your vodka-loving friend, cease. There are some new beauties available with brains (thanks to a little age) to fawn over:

Karlsson's Vodka Batch 2008 ($75): Vodka with terroir may seem like an oxymoron, but no: This Swedish distillery has made a habit of producing small-batch releases made with a single variety of potatoes that changes yearly. The just-released 2008 batch uses the Gammel Svensk Röd potato, and boasts an intensely peppery flavor, perfect on its own or in a Bloody Mary. Click here to buy.

Chase Kentucky Bourbon Aged Vodka ($65): This luxe vodka is aged for several months in American oak barrels that previously held bourbon, resulting in a gentle balance of sharp, earthy heat (the stuff is cask-strength), and mellowed toffee and honey notes. The vodka acts in versatile and delicious ways when mixed; try it in this hybrid cocktail. The vodka is not yet distributed in stores Stateside, but you can snag a bottle online. Click here to buy.

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