Yes, another new vodka. Xellent is the first vodka from Switzerland. The difference here is that it is made from rye rather than wheat. The result is a vodka with a stronger taste that is less of a blank and smooth palate for mixers and instead behaves a little more like gin. According to the Miami Herald, it was illegal to distill grains grown in Switzerland before 1999. Xellent founder Andreas Afftentranger uses Alps-grown rye and glacier water for this vodka. It sells for around $35.