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“My best and favorite vodka,” by bartender Jesse Estes

The tequila-savvy bartender also has a weakness for vodka! Here are his favorite and best vodkas according to Jesse Estes.

Jesse Estes has worked behind the bar at such establishments as The Lonsdale, Green & Red, All Star Lanes, Callooh Callay and The Luggage Room. He has won numerous cocktail competitions and is a regular judge and chairman of various cocktail competitions and spirits awards, including the Spirit Challenge Drinks International and the Bartenders’ Best Awards.

In 2013, Jesse developed the menu for London’s first “agavería” – a bar specialising in agave spirits, called El Nivel. In the same year, Jesse was named one of London’s best bartenders by the Huffington Post.

Jesse Estes is currently the global ambassador for the Tequila Ocho brand and conducts seminars, tastings and masterclasses on tequila and other agave spirits around the world. He has also written two books on cocktails: “Tequila Beyond Sunrise” and “From Dram to Manhattan”.


Jesse Estes’ favorite vodka

Adnam’s Longshore Triple Malt vodka

A trio of malted grains make up the core of Adnams’ Longshore Triple Malt Vodka – malted barley, wheat and oats. The result is clean and enjoyably creamy indeed

Vestal vodka

Lime and kiwi appear first on the palate, shortly followed by mint choc-chip ice cream

Black cow vodka

Milk, floral, sweet and dry flavor notes


Don’t drink and drive. Enjoy responsibly.


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