Review: Blue Ice Vodka

Review: Blue Ice Vodka

blue ice vodka

I got a little misty eyed when I heard about Blue Ice Vodka: It’s an old-fashioned spirit distilled from potatoes. It’s also made right here in the U. S. of A., in, where else, Idaho.

Spuds give Blue Ice a strong, traditional flavor. If I didn’t know better I’d think I was drinking Russian vodka. For better or worse, Blue Ice punches you with that old-school, medicinal taste of rubbing alcohol. One shot and you’ll feel like you’re about to be given a shot in the arm. Four distillation steps and five filtrations make it clean, but still a powerful spirit. I had trouble drinking this one straight, but it’s fine as a mixer.

Oh, and the bottle (a sculpted work from Flowdesign) is supposed to look like it has icicles in it, but the effect doesn’t work all that well unless you’re looking at it at just the right angle.

80 proof.


Blue Ice Vodka




Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.


  1. Havasufem on May 22, 2009 at 2:46 am

    I am really disappointed by this negative review! This Vodka is very smooth and not at all “alcohol” tasting. It is low in calories and carbs and very easy to drink. It is far better than any top shelf Vodka out there! That is in taste alone, not the amazingly reasonable price! Just perform a search for it; you will see what I mean. Oh and of coarse, try it, mmmmm, Very, Very good!

  2. Edward on April 29, 2022 at 5:58 am

    Thankyou was going tut o try it

  3. Steve on August 1, 2023 at 12:47 pm

    Great out of the freezer on a hot Texas summer day. So refreshing.

  4. Old Salt on November 8, 2023 at 1:51 pm

    Just did a comparison with Tito’s. Blue Ice wins, hands down. More flavor, better mouth feel. Great price.

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