Vodka - originated in the Eastern European regions, namely Russia and Poland is a colorless and odorless drink which is usually crafted from potatoes or grains. It contains 35%-50% alcohol by volume and typically consumed ‘clear’ or by itself. Vodka put life in parties and thus any party is literally incomplete without a quintessential Vodka Shots and Vodka Cocktails. It's a mixologist’s delight and a favorite component of many cocktails. A few brands in India produce Vodka, hence this is your curated guide to the best Vodka brands in India which includes IMFL (Indian Made Foreign Liquor) and imported brands available in the market currently along with their prices, manufacturing processes, ingredients, and everything else you need to know.
1. Magic Moments
Magic Moments originates from the second largest distillery in Asia-Radico which itself only established back in 1943. It’s Magic When Purity Blends With Smoothness’, Magic Moments is a triple distilled, rice grain gluten-free vodka and launched back in 2006. Since then, it has won itself 36 international awards, not only for its standard variant but also its six flavors. Magic Moments prides itself on being a versatile product. In only seven years it is established in 24 countries around the world, and the UK is embracing the versatility of the flavors.
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Alcohol By Volume Of Magic Moments: 37.5%
PRICE OF MAGIC MOMENTS IN INDIA: Rs. 586 for 750ml.
This vodka derived its name from the Romanov Dynasty that ruled Russia from 1612 to 1917. It is a brand of Vodka manufactured and marketed by United Spirits Limited. It contains 42.8% alcohol by volume and here are 4 variants of Romanov Vodka - Premium, Orange, Lemon, Apple. Low-cost clubs and college students consume this brand of Vodka the most because it is one of the cheapest and best Vodka brands in India. It is in great demand in the Indian market for its extremist taste. The spiciness will leave you wanting to drink more. It is distilled and filtered multiple time to make it rich in taste.
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Alcohol By Volume Of Romanov: 42.8%
PRICE OF ROMANOV IN INDIA: Rs. 310 for 750ml.
Seagrams' Fuel Vodka is the second largest Vodka in the deluxe vodka segment. The brand purely stands for its uniqueness, innovation, and youthfulness. The variants of Fuel Vodka that are available are - Plain, apple & orange. Fuel vodka is filtered through a series of specially designed activated charcoal filters. It can be easily consumed with water, juices or aerated drinks. This vodka brand got launched in 2005 and is doing pretty great in beating the old and dormant other vodka brands in India. The filtration system of three carbons impregnated with silver, remove bitterness and impart excellent organoleptic properties making Fuel vodka exceptionally smooth.
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Alcohol By Volume Of Fuel: 42.8%
PRICE OF FUEL IN INDIA: Rs 525 to 750ml.
Formally, UK's number two vodka brand, Vladavir owes its clean taste and exceptional smoothness to a triple distillation process devised by their third generation master distiller. It is made of 100% pure grain and charcoal, filtered to the highest purity. That's a Vladi marvelous combination that makes it taste super smooth. Vladivar boasts of superior quality. This vodka brand is available in three flavors Orange Zest (Orange +Pepper), Green Apple (Green Apple+Mint) and Vladivar Lemon Zest (Lemon+Mint) suited for the Indian palate.
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Alcohol By Volume Of Vladivar: 40%
PRICE OF VLADAVIR VODKA IN INDIA: Rs. 600 for 750ml.
5. White Mischief
White Mischief being the largest selling vodka in the country acquired 48% of the vodka share in India. White Mischief is advertised as a young, flirty fun brand, with its main purpose being attracting the youth. The alcohol content in this vodka is 42.8%. It is manufactured through a process where it is triple-distilled to the highest level of purity so that the taste, flavor, and smoothness align with the flamboyancy of the youth and vodka enthusiasts. It comes within your budget if you're not looking for a very expensive vodka and you want to get sloshed with friends at a party.
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Alcohol By Volume Of White Mischief: 42.8%
PRICE OF WHITE MISCHIEF IN INDIA: Rs. 455 for 750ml.
A technique that was invented in 18th century Russia, a potent vodka follows a very simple but authentic process of going through triple-distillation and charcoal filtration. A vodka made out of 100% grain spirit makes. Eristoff originated in Georgia. The Eristoff logo of a wolf howling at a crescent moon represents the Persian name for Georgia, Gorjestan, meaning "land of the wolf". Six different flavors are available under this vodka: Eristoff Red: sloe berry flavor (Domi Vodka), Eristoff Black: wild berry flavor, Eristoff Lime: lime flavor, Eristoff Gold: caramel flavor, Eristoff green: green apple flavor, Eristoff blood orange: orange flavor. Eristoff has a very neutral, balanced flavor, captured from the finest rye.
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Alcohol By Volume Of Eristoff: 37.5%
PRICE OF ERISTOFF IN INDIA: Rs. 800 for 750ml.
7. Wodka Gorbatschow
Being produced in Germany in 1921, Wodka Gorbatschow is also available in Green apple, vanilla, and orange flavor too apart from the basic flavor. It has also become one of the most-consumed spirits in Germany. This vodka brand stands for quality, pureness, mildness. This makes it the epitome of good quality vodka which is achieved through a quadruple-chill filtration process.
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Alcohol By Volume Of Wodka Gorbatschow: 42.8%
PRICE OF WODKA GORBATSCHOW: Rs. 700 for 750ml.
Definitely the most consumed vodka in America, it is distilled three times and filtered 10 times before coming into the main scene. The discovery of the famous cocktail- Moscow Mule followed the creation of this vodka. Smirnoff is named after a person - Pyotr Smirnoff, he started out as a Russian Serf and went on to create the best-selling vodka in the world. The “flavorings” in the flavored versions might contain trace amounts of gluten, but plain old Smirnoff vodka is made from corn, making it totally gluten-free. There are 39 flavors of Smirnoff available all around the world.
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Alcohol By Volume Of Smirnoff: 37.5%
PRICE OF SMIRNOFF IN INDIA: Rs. 1400 or 750ml.
Created from the finest Ryne of Poland. containing 40 percent alcohol, this vodka is famous in India for 3 flavors - Belvedere Red, Belvedere Silver, and Belvedere Intense. It is quite smooth as well as extremely popular amongst the rich kids in India. Costs less than Grey Goose but promises an amazing taste and an even better experience post having it.
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Alcohol By Volume Of Belvedere: 40%
PRICE OF BELVEDERE IN INDIA: Rs. 5600 for 700ml.
Absolut is the third largest brand of alcoholic spirits in the world after Bacardi and Smirnoff and is sold in 126 countries. With 400 years of Swedish tradition behind it, this superb Vodka is extremely smooth. Using the purest Swedish water from the town of Ahus and wheat grown in the surrounding countryside, Absolut has maintained the tradition of pure and perfect Swedish Vodka. There are 27 different variants of this vodka and they make the most attractive bottles with extremely good-looking packaging.
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Alcohol By Volume Of Absolut: 40%
PRICE OF ABSOLUT IN INDIA: Rs. 2000 For 750ml.
11. Grey Goose
This stuff is clear, tasteless and odorless. This “French” vodka is currently produced in France — was the brainchild of an American businessman, Sidney Frank, founder of the Sidney Frank Importing Company. The name Grey Goose was actually taken after white wine. The distillation and the production of this vodka followed the name and brand. Sidney saw a gap in the vodka market where he saw a missing "high-end vodka" and went on to create Grey Goose. In 1998 Grey Goose was named the best-tasting vodka in the world by the Beverage Testing Institute.
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Alcohol By Volume Of Grey Goose: 40%
PRICE OF GREY GOOSE IN INDIA: Rs. 6000 for 750ml.
12. Red Bliss
Throughout the history of best vodka brands, this spirit has managed to infuse itself into the culture and lifestyle of many nations around the world. Distilled five times, this vodka is produced by a newly launched Indian brand called Hermes. Red bliss stands out from all the vodka brands available in India because of its unmatched purity, flavor as well as smoothness. It is invisible yet very powerful and is ideal for enhancing the flavors of any accompanying mixer.
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Alcohol By Volume Of Red Bliss: 42.8%
PRICE OF RED BLISS IN INDIA: NA
13. Wyborowa (Pernod Ricard)
Another best Vodka that is made available in India is Wyborowa. Available in India and 70 other countries Wyborowa is a brand of vodka from Poland and is marketed by Pernod Ricard. Exclusively made of Rye grown in Poland this vodka is crafted using skills that are in use for over five centuries. A salient feature that made this vodka a very special one is Wyborowa is completely free from any artificial colorants and other related ingredients. A pure form of vodka made with Rye, water and other natural ingredients only.
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Alcohol By Volume Of Wyborowa: 40%
PRICE OF WYBOROWA IN INDIA: Rs. 3000 for 750ml.
Looking for a really authentic Russian vodka? then go for Stolichnaya. First made in 1901 Stolichnaya is perhaps one of the oldest Russian vodka sold in the international market, including India. Stolichnaya vodka is available in three variants however availability may be restricted in your area since this vodka is sold only by upmarket liquor shops and served at exclusive restaurants.
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Alcohol By Volume Of Stolichnaya: 40%
PRICE OF WYBOROWA IN INDIA: Rs. 3000 for 750ml.
15. Ketel One
Distilled from 100% wheat in copper pot stills, the production of this Dutch vodka goes back to 1691. A crisp, clean and very neutral profile and just the slight hint of lemon makes this a great sipping drink, ideally enjoyed neat or splashed over ice.
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Alcohol By Volume Of Ketel One: 30%
PRICE OF KETEL ONE IN INDIA: Rs. 3000 for 750ml.
A new kid on the block that has become quite the cult classic, this Russian vodka is interestingly distilled from barley malt and flavored with just a hint of honey and oats. Perfect for drinking straight, this drink is famously paired with caviar for a match made in heaven.
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Alcohol By Volume Of Beluga: 40%
PRICE OF BELUGA IN INDIA: Rs. 3850 for 1L
Time to up the sophistication levels with this fabulous vodka that is distilled from fine French grapes lending it a unique sweetness, and making it perfect to be savored as a martini. The pineapple variant of Ciroc vodka works well with lemonade, and the coconut one is delicious too.
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Alcohol By Volume Of Ciroc: 40%
PRICE OF CIROC IN INDIA: Rs. 3650 for 1L
Made from the finest barley and pure glacial spring water, this Scandinavian vodka makes for a great martini and is a bar favorite. The classic packs in subtle vanilla and citrus notes, but get the lime version that has a soft fragrance and a very refreshing taste.
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Alcohol By Volume Of Finlandia: 40%
PRICE OF FINLANDIA IN INDIA: Rs. 2650 for 1L
Made with pure Icelandic water, this crisp vodka is grain-based yet gluten-free and is distilled seven times to give you that right mouth feel. Fun fact: Ser Gregor Clegane, a.k.a. The Mountain from GOT is one of the owners of this brand! Now, how is that for one heady drink?
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Alcohol By Volume Of Icelandic: 37.5%
PRICE OF ICELANDIC IN INDIA: Rs. 1680 for 750 ml.
Smooth and best enjoyed chilled, this American import is distilled from grain and works well both as a shooter and when mixed up. Try getting your hands on some of their flavors like the Blood Orange and the Coastal Cranberry.
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Alcohol By Volume Of Skyy: 40%
PRICE OF SKYY IN INDIA: Rs. 1,530 for 1L
So there you have it, our list of the must-have vodka brands in India. From elegant and sophisticated to downright mainstream, these vodka brands in India are ideal for some TLC and perfect with a lot of imagination and the promise of a great evening ahead!
Q. Which is the best imported Vodka in India?
A. Grey Goose
Q. Is there a difference between expensive & cheap vodka?
A. Expensive vodkas are smoother
Q. Where was Vodka invented?
A. Poland, 8th Century