NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Comedian Chelsea Handler once asked: "Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea," and often times vodka has been there for the stand-up comic, and soon to be Netflix talk show host. Ask any of her fans, and they will tell you Handler's drink of choice is vodka.
The no-holds-barred insult comic once said in an US Weekly interview, "Vodka is a part of my life. Absolutely." As someone that loves her vodka, you'd probably figure that Handler drinks only the best vodka from around the world.
The drink has been a part of Handler's life for a long time, and it has been produced since the 12th century. There's also some debate between Russia and Poland as to which country actually discovered the drink.
The best drinks are versatile, and Vodka can be deliciously paired with a variety fruit juices, or enjoyed on its own, neat or straight up.There is large variety of vodkas available today; the number of brands and different flavors is enough to make your head spin. "Which brand do I get?" "How does this Vodka taste?" They're all questions one might ask oneself when searching for the perfect Vodka. If you have found yourself facing this dilemma, don't worry. Each year the International Wine and Spirits Competition rates a variety of beverages, naming them the best of the best. Here at TheStreet, we've put together a list, in no particular order, of the 10 best bottles of vodka in the world, based off the results of the 2014 International Wine and Spirits Competition. Bottoms up!
10. Yamskaya Russian Vodka A Russia made vodka, this bottle was rated a "Silver Outstanding" at the 2014 International Wine and Spirit Competition. Those judging the beverage awarded it such as rating as it is: "Spicy, peppery and lifted on the nose - elegant and refined. Sweet and viscous on the palate with a round grainy complexity. Long and evolving on the finish."