Made in New Jersey from corn, wheat and rye. Produced since 1986 by Laird & Company in Scobeyville.
Fact: The company distills several different vodkas, including Kasser’s Peachka Vodka, but its signature Laird’s brand is the most popular among Jersey consumers.
History: William Laird, an immigrant from Scotland, started using Jersey apples to make the company’s now famous applejack in the 1600s. The family distillery was officially established in 1780.
Distiller says: Add club soda and cranberry juice.
Made in New Jersey from barley, corn, rye and wheat. Produced since 2007 by Americana Spirits Company at the Laird distillery.
The Twist: An exceptionally slow seventh filtration using extra charcoal creates the smooth finish.
History: Brothers and Jersey residents Sal and Frank D’Acunto created the vodka to compete with the top international brands.
Distiller says: Make a dirty martini with a blue cheese-stuffed green olive.
Distilled in Kentucky since 2011 for West Long Branch-based distributor Madison Investments.
The Twist: The brand’s creators are New Jersey natives fond of the Shore. They’ve adorned the label on the neck of their bottle with clams, starfish and dolphins.
Aspiration: It’s meant to be good vodka at a good price.
Distiller says: Serve it on the rocks with a splash of soda and lemon twist.