Beam Suntory owns a ton of whiskey, and their stuff is award-winning. They’ve now expanded their vodka line with Haku, so named for the white rice on which it’s based, a short-grain Japonica rice. The rice gets fermented, and the resultant mash is distilled twice, blended, and then filtered through bamboo-based charcoal. Haku is mildly sweet with a smooth taste and delicate rice nose. For vodka lovers, it’s a new unique version to try either mixed or all by itself, and the price is very approachable.