Fuzzy’s Vodka Wins Chairman’s Trophy in Highly Contended Unflavored Vodka Category, BAK’s in Flavored


In the fifth installment of our Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2012 results, we bring you the winners of the coveted vodka category. This category had a very large number of entrants, with only 11 being named finalists and only one taking the Chairman’s Trophy. With big brands like Belvedere and Ketel One fighting it out for top spots, it was Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka from the United States that took home the crown. In the flavored vodkas category, BAK’s Bison Grass from Poland beat out some of the biggest flavored vodka brands on the market today. Check out all the winners of the unflavored and flavored vodkas here, and check out the vodka that made the best cocktail in the Ultimate Cocktail Challenge here!

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Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka-United States

Chairman’s Trophy-94 points

“Immaculately clean and clear. Aroma is intensely grainy, dusty dry and snack cracker-like. In the mouth, the taste profile is off-dry to semisweet, decidedly grainy and breakfast cereal-like, with a distant flavor of vanilla bean. Outstanding.”

Luksusowa Vodka-Poland

Finalist-93 points

“Pristine, oily (texture) appearance. This is an aroma of gravitas and is clean, slightly sweet and vegetal. On palate, the viscosity is what gets noticed first, then the satiny smooth flavor follows. A vodka of substance.”

UV 80 Vodka-United States

Finalist-93 points

“Limpid and clean. Bouquet is corny sweet and like fresh unbuttered popcorn. In the mouth, the taste profile is wholesome, delicately corn-like and delectable. Fresh and compelling.”

Ocean Vodka-United States

Finalist-92 points

“Clean and spotless appearance. Aroma is delicate and just a shade sweet; comes on with air contact. In the mouth, the taste grainy and grassy, displaying a trace of sugarcane bitterness. Texture is appealingly silky.”

Vektor Vodka-Russia

Finalist-92 points

“Spring water clear and pure. Emits a defined wheat-based aroma that is akin to dry breakfast cereal and is slightly toasty. Texture is medium-weight and moderately viscous. Taste is grainy, snack cracker-like and a little tobacco leaf-like.”

Zodiac Vodka-United States

Finalist-92 points

“Clear as rainwater. Minerally/earthy aromas are supported by a refined potato spirit substance that carries the bouquet forward. Potato element emerges semisweet with gusto in the flavor profile, as the texture goes chewy.”

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