Best vodka in Australia

We read hundreds of reviews from Australian consumers to choose these top vodkas.

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The best vodka in Australia

How did we pick this list?

Our editorial team selected the products on this list based on actual customer reviews on Dan Murphy's. For each category, we carefully selected parameters based on our research and identified the vodkas with the highest review score within those parameters.

Read more detail on our methodology below.

Best overall vodka: Russian Standard St Petersburg Vodka

Pros

  • Award winner
  • Affordable

Cons

  • Some drinkers might prefer a higher alcohol content
  • Taste may be a little too mild for some people's liking

Price at Dan Murphy's: $35.85 (700mL bottle)

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Why we chose it

Russian Standard St Petersburg Vodka boasts an average score of 4.7/5 from almost 100 Dan Murphy's customer reviews. It also boasts an affordable price tag and won a gold medal in the Premium Vodka category of the Vodka Master Awards 2018, so it's our pick as the best overall vodka.

Distilled in Russia using winter wheat and glacial water from Lake Ladoga, this popular tipple delivers a classic Russian vodka. Marketed as delivering a pure and smooth taste, it's well worth a look if you're searching for some new additions to your liquor cupboard. With an alcohol volume of 38%, a 700mL bottle holds 20 standard drinks.

What users say

"It's all a matter of taste, but to me this is the finest reasonably priced Vodka around. Pure with a great flavour. Great straight from the freezer or mixed into cocktails." Read reviews.


Best high-end vodka: Belvedere Vodka

Belvedere Vodka

Pros

  • Award winner
  • No additives

Cons

  • Some drinkers claim it isn't worth the high price tag
  • Those looking for complex flavours might prefer other options

Price at Dan Murphy's: $57.95 (700mL bottle)

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Why we chose it

If you're searching for a premium vodka, there are plenty of good reasons to check out Belvedere Vodka. As a multi-award winner and boasting an average score of 4.7/5 from over 50 Dan Murphy's customer reviews, it's our pick as the best high-end vodka.

Produced in Poland, Belvedere Vodka is distilled using Dankowskie Gold Rye. It's also quadruple distilled and free of any additives, while the 40% alcohol volume means there are 22 standard drinks in a 700mL bottle. And with Belvedere earning plenty of recognition at the International Spirits Challenge over the years, this is one drop that's well worth sampling.

What users say

"To a nip of Belvedere Vodka I add a couple of frozen lemon or lime juice cubes, then fill the glass with soda water with a twist of lime. A refreshing drink on a summer's afternoon or any afternoon." Read reviews.


Best Australian vodka: Vodka O

Belvedere Vodka

Pros

  • Triple distilled
  • Affordable

Cons

  • Some drinkers complain the taste is a little harsh
  • Some people might prefer more premium options

Price at Dan Murphy's: $36.95 (700mL bottle)

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Why we chose it

Boasting a price of less than $40 and an average score of 4.5/5 from more than 50 Dan Murphy's customer reviews, Vodka O is our top pick as the best Australian vodka.

A winner of the 2010 Vodka Masters gold medal in London, this popular vodka is triple distilled and made from whey and pure Australian water. Charcoal filtering helps ensure a smooth taste if you want to drink it straight, while Vodka O is also well worth considering if you're making a batch of martinis.

With an alcohol volume of 37.5%, a 700mL bottle contains 21 standard drinks.

What users say

"A subtle drop that grows on you after the first nip. It will be a go back for me. Great flavour that lasts on the palate." Read reviews.


Best Russian vodka: Russian Standard Gold Vodka

Pros

  • Award winner
  • Price tag won't break the bank

Cons

  • Russian Standard St Petersburg Vodka is cheaper and has more positive reviews
  • Some drinkers might prefer to compare high-end options

Price at Dan Murphy's: $42.80 (700mL bottle)

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Why we chose it

Russian Standard St Petersburg Vodka, which was our best overall pick, is obviously well worth considering if you're shopping for a Russian vodka. But Russian Standard Gold Vodka is also popular with Australian consumers, boasting an average rating of 4.6/5 from over 40 Dan Murphy's customer reviews.

A previous gold medal winner at both the Vodka Master Awards and the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, this vodka is produced in Russia and based on a recipe from 1894. Featuring extracts of Siberian golden root (ginseng), Russian Standard Gold Vodka delivers a rich, smooth flavour. With an alcohol content of 40%, a 700mL bottle contains 22 standard drinks.

What users say

"Highly recommend this vodka, very smooth with no taste at all so very easy to drink with any mixer. This is now the only vodka I will drink! 10 stars." Read reviews.


Best Polish vodka: Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka

Pros

  • Award winner
  • Unique touch of a blade of grass

Cons

  • Not all drinkers like the taste
  • Strong smell

Price at Dan Murphy's: $44.95 (700mL bottle)

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Why we chose it

Belvedere Vodka, which was our top high-end pick, is another Polish vodka worth checking out. But with a cheaper price tag, some important awards to its name and an average score of 4.7/5 from over 50 Dan Murphy's customer reviews, Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka is our pick as the best Polish vodka.

A gold medal winner at the 2019 San Francisco World Spirit Awards, this aromatic vodka features harvested bison grass. The grass is dried before a blade is added to each bottle to provide a unique flavour. Designed to be consumed neat and cold, Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka has an alcohol content of 37.5%.

What users say

"This is a vodka with a fantastic herbal flavour and definitely my favourite to drink on its own." Read reviews.


Best flavoured vodka: LongLeaf Tea Vodka

LongLeaf Tea Vodka

Pros

  • Award winner
  • Australian made

Cons

  • Pricey
  • Not everyone enjoys the tea flavour

Price at Dan Murphy's: $69.99 (700mL bottle)

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Why we chose it

LongLeaf Tea Vodka was named as the best-flavoured vodka in the Asia-Pacific region at the 2014 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Combined with the fact that it scores an average of 4.9/5 from 14 Dan Murphy's customer reviews, this makes it our pick as the best-flavoured vodka.

This 100% organic vodka is an Australian product that combines hand-picked Ceylon tea from Sri Lanka with artisanal vodka. The vodka is made using pure rainwater from the Hunter Valley, and this drop is designed to deliver a smooth tea finish. With an alcohol volume of 41%, a 700mL bottle contains 22.6 standard drinks.

What users say

"Very good quality vodka, Strong Ceylon tea taste, black earthy tanins with slight bitterness. Smooth vodka, enjoy it chilled and neat." Read reviews.


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  • We considered vodkas from over 50 leading brands.
  • We based our findings on reviews from real customers, awards won and price.
  • The products on this list are chosen by our editorial team and are not selected based on commercial relationships.

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