Review: Bellion Vodka

Review: Bellion Vodka


I won’t rehash the science of Bellion — in a nutshell, it includes additives designed to protect your liver from damage related to alcohol consumption — what we turn our attention to is how this vodka, technically “vodka infused with natural flavors” actually tastes.

Results: Foremost, it is sweet, and unbelievably so. Bellion’s secret “functional” ingredient NTX is primarily a licorice extract, and Bellion tastes a lot like what I imagine it would be like to melt down a one-pound bag of black chewable licorice candies and pour them into a glass. Licorice vodka? Well, I happen to be a fan of licorice, and I can’t get too far into a single glass of Bellion. The only character it offers outside of super-sweetened licorice notes is a vague alcoholic astringency, nothing unusual for vodka but little more than a dull distraction in Bellion.

To be fair, Bellion was specifically created for mixing, and honestly I don’t know how anyone will consume it otherwise. Licorice cosmos, I guess?

80 proof.

C- / $30

Bellion 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. Susan on July 19, 2020 at 2:36 pm

    This is so do sweet, artificial sweetener taste. It tastes nothing like vodka. And I doubt it prevents any liver damage. It was the worst, absolute worst vodka I have ever tasted. There are so many good vodka brands out there. Do not buy this. JUST AWFUL ??

    • Neil macnevin on June 21, 2022 at 10:52 am

      Tried it once. Sweet in a weird way. Makes a below par martini. Has an aftertaste unlike normal Vodka. I opt out!

  2. Ter on October 11, 2020 at 8:44 am

    Sounds like this might be an excellent choice to use for quitting/cutting way back on one’s alcohol consumption.

  3. max on December 28, 2020 at 11:25 pm

    Since sugar has negative health effects very similar to alcohol, it would be hilarious/depressing if the amount of added sugar completely offset or even reversed the positive effects of the “NTX”. We need nutrition facts to be mandatory on alcohol labels, or at least for Bellion to fully disclose their grams of sugar per serving.

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