Review: Boomerang Vodka

Review: Boomerang Vodka

boomerang vodka

OK, when I started Drinkhacker I had no idea how much vodka there would be. While the ultra-premium vodka market may not be what it used to be a few years ago, it’s still cruising along, with new releases every month. I’ve received three different bottlings, from three countries and with three different types of sources. Here’s a quick one-two-three of how they stack up.

First: Boomerang Vodka, from Australia (as you might expect), five-times distilled from Chardonnay grapes. Though the somewhat cheesy label made me initially hesitant that this was going to be cheapo stuff, it was was easily my favorite of the tasting, a super-clean vodka with no noticeable aroma at all and a hint of lemon on the finish. This is the rare vodka I’d enjoy drinking straight, and obviously it’s a perfect primary ingredient if you’re just looking for a kick in liqueur- or juice-oriented drinks. Good price, too.

(Note this is not the same as the ultra-cheap New Jersey bottling of the same name.)

80 proof.

A / $19 /

Boomerang 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. John V on July 25, 2008 at 7:35 am

    As a vodka lover, Boomerang has quickly become my favorite of them all. After my wife was told to stop eating wheat, the search was on for a non-wheat or grain vodka. Potato vodkas seem to be hit or miss. Soy vodka’s flavor seems to be a bit off. Rice vodka, not too bad. Then Ciroc was recommended. We love the taste, but not the price. In my opinion, Boomerang has all the flavor of Ciroc at half the price.

    A side note, since I stopped drinking wheat based vodka, I don’t feel the effects the next morning as I used to.

    It’s worth a try!

  2. jp on December 12, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    OMG! I finally found a bottle and got religion. Boomerang is the best vodka. Cleaner, brighter, sweeter, and without the hangover effect that Titos (my 2nd fav) sometimes induces. Thank you for the turn on.

  3. Edoc on August 17, 2010 at 8:25 am

    I just found a bottle of this last week. New fave!! One of the cleanest vodkas I’ve ever tasted (yes, a notch above Tito’s). Fantastic for vodka martinis. I need to stock up on this.

  4. Edoc on August 17, 2010 at 8:28 am

    Also should mention another aspect of the affordability– Boomerang comes in a 1 Liter bottle, not 750 ml like most vodkas. Great bargain.

  5. Cindi Williams on October 2, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    I was schooled a little on vodka’s at the liqure store by a kid, who I think was young enough to be my child….I was a Grey Goose fan and if I wanted to save money I would buy Absolute….now I am sold on Boomerang!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Kolb on January 4, 2012 at 2:46 am

    Strange flavor…much cheaper than ciroq which is more than double…
    Vodka made with grapes has a more gin like taste than potato or wheat…

  7. Kolb on January 4, 2012 at 3:56 am

    But not in a bad way…
    It’s like the most unique vodka ever!

  8. Richard Hulse on January 28, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    The Aussies were not known for the consumption of spirits when I lived there forty years ago as an American visiting teacher. I like vodka. Even when I went back about eight years ago, vodka did not seem to be all that popular. At Trader Joe’s the other day I discovered Boomerang Vodka, and I find it to be delightful. $10.00 for 1.75 l. Good on yah mates Down Under!


  9. Eddie C. on April 14, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    OMG!! I have tried alot of vodka’s and from the first sip…I want to rave but at the same time I want to STFU! I too ran accross this delight in a bottle at TJ’s and decided to try it based on three things. Made from grapes (never seen that!), distilled five times(gotta be clean), and for the price (1.75L @ $9.99). I rarely do straight shots of vodka anymore but I have to say, amazingly smooth with a subtle and tantalizing finish. As for using it in a cocktail, well, my wife and I favor mixing vodka with fresh squeezed pink grapefruit juice and man-o-man does Boomerang mix well, so well in fact that between the two of us we nearly polished off our first 1.75L in one night! And yes, the next morning…clean and clear. Boomerang Vodka…use with caution, it may be habit forming.

    Having said all this, I just hope and pray that Boomerang for $9.99 at TJ’s doesn’t go and disappear like so many other great finds (You scotch drinkers might remember a House of Lords for $3.99 back in the 80’s, bottled in a chivas bottle that was indistinguishable from said).

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