Review: Rain Vodka

Review: Rain Vodka

Another entry into the organic spirits universe, Rain (a product of Kentucky’s Buffalo Trace Distillery) is a widely available vodka that few will have trouble finding on store shelves.

Pull that eye-catching blue stopper from the raindrop-shaped bottle and a sweet, perfumy aroma fills the air. Rain’s odor gave me much promise, but the taste was a bit disappointing. The sweetness is in the flavor, surprisingly heavy with butterscotch, but it’s overpowered by grainy notes, surely a remnant of its basis in white corn, from which the spirit is distilled. The bite is hard-edged: This tastes a lot tougher than 80 proof. But my real complaint is a strange chalkiness in the glass, literally a powdery texture to the vodka that had me wondering if there was something stuck to my tongue.

Works superbly in cocktails (and you can’t beat the price), but it’s not my favorite straight.

80 proof.


Rain Vodka





  1. cange on January 9, 2014 at 11:51 am

    This stopped being organic and it’s nearly 20 bucks now soooooo won’t be buying another bottle.

  2. Anonymous on October 31, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Have you ever had any other kind of vodka? The bite is hard? The taste is a lot tougher than 80 proof? You are the only person that has given this vodka a bad review and your review is way off. Without a doubt, the smoothest vodka I have ever drank……

    • Christopher Null on October 31, 2014 at 1:52 pm

      Yes I have. That said, this review is over 6 years old and lots has changed for the brand since then. As Cange notes, perhaps not for the better.

  3. Anonymous on September 26, 2022 at 12:05 pm

    Is Rain vidka the as Raincane Vodka or is it two different vodkas?

    • Christopher Null on September 26, 2022 at 1:38 pm

      That’s Reigncane vodka. Totally different product.

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