Review: Americana Vodka

Review: Americana Vodka


Obama’s in the White House. Hope, change, and all those other buzzwords are on the tip of everyone’s tongue. The economy’s in the toilet, but hey, we’ll take the foregoing as excuse enough for a new “luxury vodka,” and one with a distinctly domestic focus.

With the possible exception of the military-focused Brave Spirits, Americana is the most patriotic spirit we’ve ever received here. Bottled in a red white, and blue bottle and bearing a name that you can’t mistake for anything but pride in one’s country, this is as close as it gets to marrying Rosie the Riveter and adopting a flock of bald eagles.

Oh, so you want to try it? Yeah, OK, sure. Overall, it’s indeed a premium spirit, created not from crushed apple pies but from a combo of wheat, barley, rye, and corn. Distilled four times, it’s then filtered in charcoal seven times and bottled for your approval. I needn’t mention the country of origin, right?

The nose is fainly medicinal, and the body very smooth. Moderate sweetness is surprising from a spirit with such a convoluted origin, and there’s only a hint of medicinality on the finish. It drinks very well straight but works exceptionally well in complex cocktails, where it doesn’t get in the way of whatever else you’re using in your recipe.

The bottle and branding may seem like a gimmick, but give this one a try anyway. I think you won’t be disappointed.

80 proof.

A- / $30

Americana 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. Frank on May 12, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    great product, there should be more things made in America that people can buy and keep the American workforce working, Stop buying foreign products

  2. Jon on October 12, 2009 at 11:56 am

    This Vodka is awesome! Great to take shots of, and even more dangerous in mixed drinks!…definitely worth getting your hands on!

  3. Chris on December 30, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Very smooth but still has that bite that you want to hold onto and savor. Americana is the only vodka I drink now. Plus, look at that bottle, it’s beautiful !! Makes me proud to be an American !!!!!!!!!!!!

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