Review: Trump Vodka

Review: Trump Vodka

A certain high-profile executive would happily offer that Trump Vodka is the best vodka ever made. 200 times better than Grey Goose. At least. It’s right there on the bottle: “Trump: The World’s Finest Super Premium Vodka.” Apparently there was no additional room for “Duper” on the label.

Such hyperbole has become synonymous with the Donald Trump empire, one which now produces all manner of (sometimes cut-rate) stuff from suits to steaks.

Much to my chagrin I have to report that when it comes to spirits, whoever’s doing the dirty work for Trump knows his business. (It’s actually a long-running Dutch outfit called Wanders Distillery.) Distilled (five times) from wheat and bottled at 80 proof, it’s a traditional spirit that is countered by its gaudy packaging: Enormous gold Ts appear on the front and back of the thing. If ever a bottle was designed for Atlantic City, this is it.

Trump is not exactly the most complicated of spirits. It’s a very clean and almost weak vodka, with a hint of sweetness and a light medicinal tone that sets up a classic vodka profile. Not harsh by any stretch, I actually had trouble believing this was really 40 percent alcohol. Probably best as a mixer, Trump is easy to drink straight, though it’s hardly something to kick back and savor as you watch the sun set or the fireplace roar.

I’d give it a higher rating were it not for the silly high price. But then it wouldn’t be Trump, would it?

80 proof.

B+ / $33 

Trump 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. Spoilsport on July 10, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    How would he know about spirits? The Donald is a certified tee-totaler.

  2. AdamG on July 27, 2009 at 9:37 am

    In Massachusetts, I recently picked up a bottle on closeout for $11. At this price, the TV is definitely a good buy. I intend to stock up before they’re all gone. Wonder if this means the end for this garish (although not entirely unpalatable) spirit.

  3. Anonymous on November 30, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    im pissed. trump vodka has been discontinued in Tennessee

  4. D-Hall on November 30, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    can u hook a brother up

  5. Anonymous on June 24, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    my vodkaaaa ..

  6. John on March 16, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    I have an original unopened bottle
    2006 of Trump Vodka $400

    • John on March 17, 2016 at 7:27 am

      Remember as a business man there is a fool born every minute! I already am fielding offers at $300 so there will be another that will meet my price, thanks for the insight! When I do sell this bottle at $400 remember this, I bought 5 cases of it when it was first introduced as I had the funds to do so, won’t tell you what the local grocery store was selling it for in 06, but I will you tell you it would not fit in the back of my sl550! So I went home and got my wife’s Range Rover, have a lovely day, the weather is just beautiful here in California.

    • jack frost on December 15, 2020 at 5:35 pm

      You sound like a total douche John.

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