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Vodka

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Vodka

  1. 1. VodkaVodka 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.
  2. 2. HistoryHistory  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.
  3. 3. Cont..Cont..  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
  4. 4. Production ProcessProduction Process MANUFACTUREMANUFACTURE FERMENTATIONFERMENTATION DISTILLATIONDISTILLATION RECTIFICATIONRECTIFICATION BOTTLINGBOTTLING
  5. 5. 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. StoliStoli MoskovskayaMoskovskaya StolishnayaStolishnaya
  6. 6. US VodkaUS Vodka  SmirnoffSmirnoff  Smirnoff de czarSmirnoff de czar  PopovPopov  ReiskaReiska  Gilbey’sGilbey’s  KamchalkaKamchalka  Gordon’sGordon’s  WolfschmidtWolfschmidt  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)
  7. 7. Vodka from other CountriesVodka from other Countries  Absolut (Swedish)Absolut (Swedish)  WyborowaWyborowa (Poland)(Poland)  Suntury (Japan)Suntury (Japan)  Great wall (China)Great wall (China)  Finlandia (Finland)Finlandia (Finland)
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. OkhotnichyaOkhotnichya 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 vodka.vodka.
  10. 10. BlavodBlavod  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
  11. 11. Cont..Cont..  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

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