The label of this Australian vodka proudly notes that it is “neutral vodka,” and that’s somewhat helpful: This is a flavorful spirit, with vanilla, cinnamon, and some light citrus notes which could conceivably trick you into thinking you’re drinking an infused vodka. (It’s also 90 proof and packs quite a punch, especially because it goes down so smoothly.)
Distilled from grapes (much like fellow Aussie vodka Boomerang), 2 Rooz is a very clean spirit, distilled five times and quite the bargain considering the quality. Yes, you’re missing out on an acid-etched label and a name that hip-hop stars will work into their music, but if you’re looking for an exceptional house brand for both mixing and the occasional straight shot, 2 Rooz is a winner.
A- / $22 / tamborinemountaindistillery.com