New Amsterdam Vodka

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New Amsterdam Vodka is a 40% ABV vodka from the United States. The vodka is produced by New Amsterdam Spirits Company. The quality is considered to be great. The average price is around $11.62 per 750mL. Rated 4 out of 5 based on 22 reviews.

The bottle states the following:

A premium vodka with unparalleled smoothness. Five-time distilled to deliver a clean, crisp taste. It smooth enough to drink straight, distinctive enough to enhance any cocktail.

New Amsterdam Vodka Review

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The first time I saw New Amsterdam, it was in the gin carnation in a billboard. I remember wanting the ad to be a vodka ad, and was sad that it wasn’t. Turns out, New Amsterdam is also a vodka; a pretty great vodka.

The Shot

New Amsterdam vodka is smooth, especially for the price. This is another one of those premium vodkas selling for a non-premium price. It has very little flavor at first, then follows with a pleasant bitter tinge as it sits. On swallow, the bitter gets a little less enjoyable, but the vodka goes down like water. There is no need for a chaser, as the mild flavors aren’t offensive in the slightest.

The Mixed Drink

I’m on a low card diet which is very restrictive for mixers. I mixed New Amsterdam Vodka with Fuze Tropical Punch. Fuze usually doesn’t mix well, but New Amsterdam is almost completely flavorless. There is a slight bitterness, but it’s very easy to drink. I would be willing to bet that New Amsterdam would mix great with just about anything.

Final Opinions

I can’t lie. I’ve been drinking New Amsterdam for a long time, but never got around to doing a review because I was too busy enjoying the vodka. If you haven’t had New Amsterdam yet, you need to get a bottle for this weekend. The price is great and the quality is even better.

Rated 5 out of 5.

Robert Brodrecht

  • New Amsterdam Vodka Review By PaC-Man33652

    5 *****

    I don’t understand the bad reviews for this this vodka because my girlfriend just started drink not too long ago and from one taste she just loved the vodka she said it wasn’t the least bit bitter and it was super smooth going down and I would have to agree with her it was one of the smoothest vodkas I ever tasted

    PaC-Man33652

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  • New Amsterdam Vodka Review By Reesefer

    4 *****

    Although the above reviews are true, new Amsterdam does have quite a bitterness to it, but I’m quite the heavy weight and only a few vodka redbulls put me on my ass! The smell is very astringent, but it fools you into thinking the vodka tastes like rubbing alcohol. In my area of Washington a fifth of New Amsterdam was $9.99, and just like others above I bought this because I don’t have the disposable income for premium top shelf liquor. Although my vodka of choice is Crystal Head (a 60-70 dollar vodka that comes in a glass skull bottle) this vodka makes a decent substitute when compared to ever-so- cheap Smirnoff, but tastes comparable to the 20 dollar absolut. The taste is almost like grey goose except slightly more bitter. Honestly, this stuff won’t be the talk of the town, but could very well be a life of a party hence the only taste that comes through a mixed drink is a slight bitterness. If you like IPAs or a cheap time, New Amsterdam is a good plan B vodka.

    Reesefer

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  • New Amsterdam Vodka Review By Dani R.

    3 *****

    I definitely wouldn’t recommend drinking this straight, but mixed in cocktails, it’s not too bad. It has a very peppery aroma, and it burns a little bit going down, but for the price ($5.49 for 375ml), I can’t complain.

    Dani R.

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  • New Amsterdam Vodka Review By NaskarrKid

    4 *****

    I just had two shots and didn’t need any kind of chaser. I haven’t tried it mixed yet, but far as drinking it straight, it’s a winner in my book.

    NaskarrKid

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  • New Amsterdam Vodka Review By Salazin

    1 *****

    I don’t understand folks equating smoothness with quality. Is New Amsterdam smooth? Absolutely. Is it bitter? The most bitter I’ve ever had. It’s a terrible vodka and one I will never try again. If you’re spending in the neighborhood of 13$ for a fifth, there is no excuse to get this over Svedka, Sobieski, Moskovskaya, etc.

    Salazin

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  • New Amsterdam Vodka Review By V12power

    1 *****

    Ok so I bought this after looking at that top review without looking at the readers review. I love vodka and have drunken many different brands and types, and I was really excited to try this. This has to be one of the worst vodkas I have tasted to be honest. I truly expected something better. It is not the bargain it is made out to be honestly if you’re thinking about buying it just get aristocrat or popov. The only thing it has over those to cheap brands is the cool bottle. Which I will admit is pretty darn cool.

    V12power

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    • New Amsterdam Vodka Review By V12power

      I forgot to mention this, but if you want a Vodka that is similar in price and actually is good try Vikingfjord.

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    • New Amsterdam Vodka Review By V12power

      I forgot to mention this, but if you want a Vodka that is similar in price and actually is good try Vikingfjord.

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  • New Amsterdam Vodka Review By Nicki Blaze

    4 *****

    We enjoy drinking Absolut (Sweden), Ketel One (Holland) and Stoli (Russia) -> (but we absolutely quit buying Stoli due to their campaign against gay athletes at the Olympics in Sochi; who wants to drink hate?) — so we’re mindful of a good-tasting vodka. Happily, we discovered New Amsterdam and we love it for five reasons: 1) Smooth 2) Californian 3) American grains 4) Mixable Peach and Red Berry and 5) Good value. Excellent with Squirt or fresh cranberry juice on crushed ice. Paid $12.99. Cool, modern bottle. We will absolutely buy this over Skyy and Smirnoff, which are very bitter. Nothing against Grey Goose (France), but my boyfriend and I will stock the bar with three bottles of New Amsterdam for what we’d pay for one of the Goose. Recommended.

    Nicki Blaze

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  • New Amsterdam Vodka Review By Lisa

    5 *****

    I just recently tried New Amsterdam vodka and find it to be quite smooth and enjoyable. Personally, I like to mix blue Gatorade with my vodka -

    Lisa

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  • New Amsterdam Vodka Review By Robert Taylor

    4 *****

    I like the vodka and the price point, however the cap (lid) needs some work. Very hard to open for a couple of old farts, and can cut fingers if you are not careful. Try to get this fixed before there is a bloody mess in someones kitchen or wet bar. Thanks RH Taylor

    Robert Taylor

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  • New Amsterdam Vodka Review By Dank

    4 *****

    Its get me drunk and is good mixed and why??? You don’t taste it lol I’m drinking it with passion fruit and I really can’t complain

    Dank

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  • New Amsterdam Vodka Review By Jay

    5 *****

    I drink this vodka all the time taste good to me straight or in a mixer

    Jay

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  • New Amsterdam Vodka Review By Mr. Crook

    4 *****

    I made a white Russian with this vodka tonight and it was ok. It definitely had a kick to it. I got the New Amsterdam because it was cheap and I was on a budget. After I finish the bottle I think I’ll go back to my Absolute.

    Mr. Crook

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  • New Amsterdam Vodka Review By Luke

    5 *****

    This has become my favorite cheap vodka. I prefer it to Svedka (anathema to many I know), Sobieski, etc. I prefer the taste and smoothness of New Amsterdam to other vodka’s I buy for under $20 a handle. No it isn’t “great,” but it is cheap and for me, it’s the best quality for its price.

    Luke

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  • New Amsterdam Vodka Review By Paul Carlisle

    5 *****

    I really like this vodka for the price. I have tried many many vodkas and this one is good.

    Paul Carlisle

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  • New Amsterdam Vodka Review By Taffyg 2003

    4 *****

    @ Robert, I mostly agree with your review. The vodka is very smooth and has a growing mildly bitter flavor through the swallow, which lingers in the aftertaste. The thing that I found that is different from your review, and different from any other vodka that I have experienced, is that the flavor becomes significantly sweeter as the vodka in my martini warms up. If the sweeter flavor had pervaded the entire time, I would have given New Amsterdam a 5 star rating.instead of only 4.

    Taffyg 2003

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    • New Amsterdam Vodka Review By Taffyg 2003

      I recently tried New Amsterdam in a vodka tonic and it was superb! The mild bitterness that I find less than ideal in a martini actually acts in perfect balance with the bittersweet tonic water. The cocktail goes down like water and leaves virtually no aftertaste. The vodka is essentially undetectable in a vodka tonic.

      To compare, Luksusowa and Tito’s are also terrific in a vodka tonic, but Russian Standard Original highlights the bitterness of the tonic water and leaves an odd aftertaste behind.

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  • New Amsterdam Vodka Review By Doug

    1 *****

    I can not get past the horrible commercials. Must less horrible American vodka.

    Doug

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  • New Amsterdam Vodka Review By Rudy Aldape

    5 *****

    Just got home from buying this Vodka from the liquor store. The owner of the store asked me what was I looking for I told him Vodka. My choice is Absolute Vodka he told me you should try New Amsterdam Vodka its half the price and its a good Vodka. I told him ill pass he said I promise you its good. Guess what made me a glass and its really good for the price. I give this Vodka a 5 star and I’m makeing me another glass.

    Rudy Aldape

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  • New Amsterdam Vodka Review By taffyg2003

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    You certainly have been actively reviewing vodka again lately. It is good to see your renewed availability. I haven’t noticed this on any of my local liquor store shelves, but if I do I will be tempted to try it. BTW, how inexpensive is New Amsterdam vodka; does it challenge vodkas like Sobieski for the top value spot?

    taffyg2003

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    • New Amsterdam Vodka Review By taffyg2003

      Oops! I just noticed the $12.99 per fifth price in the review. That is a great price! Incidentally, I remember a beer under the label “New Amsterdam” during the earlier days of the American beer revolution that was pretty good. I wonder if there is any relation to the vodka?

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    • New Amsterdam Vodka Review By Robert Brodrecht

      I forgot to add my price. It’s $12.99 for a 750 mL. It’s not as flavorful as Sobieski, but it’s very smooth. This is the vodka that I’ve been keeping in my freezer. So, that’s a yes for me as of now, but I probably need to pick up a bottle of Sobieski some time soon.

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      • New Amsterdam Vodka Review By taffyg2003

        I still have not found this vodka on any liquor store shelves in my area of NJ. However, I did notice a New Amsterdam Vodka delivery truck rolling out a few cases of this stuff to a local chain restaurant. Hopefully I can convince my wife and kids to eat there some time so that I can finally try New Amsterdam. I will keep you posted.

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  • New Amsterdam Vodka Review By techdrunk

    2 *****

    Why does this site claim that it’s rated 5/5 based on 8 reviews when half of the reviews are negative reviews?! Two of the 5 star reviews are from the same person to boot.
    Either way, me and my buddy decided to pick up a handle of this stuff in preparation for a hotel room party while on vacation, so we headed to the nearest walmart (yeah they sold liquor at this walmart). Since they didn’t have any tito’s I basically picked up a handle of this since it was super cheap, and there was some rebate deal going (though to be honest I forgot to mail the rebate, oh well).

    This stuff…is bitter, and not just a little bitter. Bitter to the extent that you can tell there’s cheap vodka in your redbull and vodka. I tried it mixed with pineapple juice, orange juice, redbull, cheapo-redbull knockoff venom, and straight up and it was just way too obvious that there was cheap vodka in all the mixers. Either the people rating this 5 stars are drinking a different vodka or they lack taste buds. Even as a mixer I’d pick something else.

    techdrunk

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  • New Amsterdam Vodka Review By Rudy Aldape

    5 *****

    Just got home and made me a glass guess what this is a really good Vodka. My choice of Vodka is Absolute I like this Vodka for the price its smooth. I give this a 5 star and I’m making another glass.

    Rudy Aldape

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  • New Amsterdam Vodka Review By Purple

    1 *****

    I found this vodka to be absolutely awful straight. Made me want to throw up. It is so bitter and sour and the taste is absolutely awful. Take my word for it, stay away!

    Purple

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  • New Amsterdam Vodka Review By ian lowery

    3 *****

    the vodka did not taste very good. i had to chase it with a shit ton of orange juice because it tasted nasty. i have never tried any other vodka but this does not taste good.

    ian lowery

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