Vodka is a neutral spirit made from theVodka is a neutral spirit made from the
fermentation and distillation of grain mashfermentation and distillation of grain mash
than rectified. It has no flavour, aroma,than rectified. It has no flavour, aroma,
colour etc.colour etc.
Vodka originated in Eastern Europe. The nameVodka originated in Eastern Europe. The name
stemming from the Russian word 'voda' meaningstemming from the Russian word 'voda' meaning
water or, as the Poles would say 'woda.'water or, as the Poles would say 'woda.'
The first documented production of vodka inThe first documented production of vodka in
Russia was in end of the 9th century,Russia was in end of the 9th century,
The mentioning of first distillery at KhylnovskThe mentioning of first distillery at Khylnovsk
was about two hundreds years later as reportedwas about two hundreds years later as reported
in the Vyatka Chronicle of 1174.in the Vyatka Chronicle of 1174.
Mid 15th century saw the first appearance of potMid 15th century saw the first appearance of pot
distillation in Russia.distillation in Russia.
In the 18th century a professor Theodore LowitzIn the 18th century a professor Theodore Lowitz
of Stof St. Petersburg. Petersburg discovered a method ofdiscovered a method of
purifying alcohol using charcoal filtration.purifying alcohol using charcoal filtration.
DuringRussian Revolution Russian vodka-DuringRussian Revolution Russian vodka-
makers emigrated, taking their skills and recipesmakers emigrated, taking their skills and recipes
with them.with them.
One such exile revived his brand in Paris, usingOne such exile revived his brand in Paris, using
the French version of his family name - Smirnoff.the French version of his family name - Smirnoff.
Vodka’s mix ability led to its huge and ever risingVodka’s mix ability led to its huge and ever rising
popularity- Mosco Mule and Bloody Marypopularity- Mosco Mule and Bloody Mary
Production ProcessProduction Process
Russian VodkaRussian Vodka
Stolichnaya –Stolichnaya –
Commonly seen brandCommonly seen brand
in United States.in United States.
Moskovaya – generallyMoskovaya – generally
seen in Canada.seen in Canada.
US VodkaUS Vodka
Smirnoff de czarSmirnoff de czar
Ever clear (190Ever clear (19000
US proof) – considered to beUS proof) – considered to be
the strongest vodka produced in the world.the strongest vodka produced in the world.
Tvarski Double Vodka (160Tvarski Double Vodka (16000
US proof)US proof)
Vodka from other CountriesVodka from other Countries
Absolut (Swedish)Absolut (Swedish)
Suntury (Japan)Suntury (Japan)
Great wall (China)Great wall (China)
Finlandia (Finland)Finlandia (Finland)
Flavoured VodkaFlavoured Vodka
Zubrovka-The vodka isZubrovka-The vodka is
steeped with buffalo grasssteeped with buffalo grass
(Baisin) and each bottle(Baisin) and each bottle
contains a blade of buffalocontains a blade of buffalo
grass in it. Regrettably allgrass in it. Regrettably all
these vodkas are not exportedthese vodkas are not exported
to USA as scientists haveto USA as scientists have
proved that the grass containsproved that the grass contains
a chemical (coumarin), whicha chemical (coumarin), which
causes liver cancer, but thecauses liver cancer, but the
vodka minus grass is found invodka minus grass is found in
USA markets.USA markets.
Hunter’s vodkaHunter’s vodka
seasoned withseasoned with
meadow grass andmeadow grass and
honey. It is aromatichoney. It is aromatic
and spicy. Theand spicy. The
aristocrats of czaristaristocrats of czarist
Russia to celebrate aRussia to celebrate a
successful hunt theysuccessful hunt they
use to drink thisuse to drink this
This is BLACK COLOURThis is BLACK COLOUR
vodka produced by Markvodka produced by Mark
Dorman of HaymanDorman of Hayman
Distillary London. It isDistillary London. It is
flavoured with herbflavoured with herb
called CACHTEAU,called CACHTEAU,
found in East Africa,found in East Africa,
West Africa and SouthWest Africa and South
Africa. It is triple pot stillAfrica. It is triple pot still
distilled and bottled at 80distilled and bottled at 80
US proofUS proof
Pieprzowka – This is 70 proof vodkaPieprzowka – This is 70 proof vodka
made in Russia by infusing red, whitemade in Russia by infusing red, white
and black pepper in vodkaand black pepper in vodka
Limohnaya – lemon flavouredLimohnaya – lemon flavoured
Chesnochnaya –GarlicChesnochnaya –Garlic
Kurrant -Black currentKurrant -Black current
Winniak -Aged for 5 yrs in wine barrelsWinniak -Aged for 5 yrs in wine barrels
Citron- Citrus fruitsCitron- Citrus fruits