Types of Vodka

Types of Vodka and Brand Names

Definition of Vodka

Vodka is a highly rectified spirit prepared from grain, potatoes, beet, grapes, or molasses. It is distilled in a patent still at a very high proof, 190 or higher. It is mostly filtered through activated charcoal or fine quartz sand to make it completely pure.

Vodka gained its popularity in the USA through the cocktail Moscow Mule. Martini is made stirring gin and dry vermouth whereas Vodkatini is made stirring vodka and dry vermouth. The most popular vodka brands are Absolut, Smirnoff, and Stolichnaya.

Vodka is a perfect ingredient for making cocktails as it is colorless and flavorless. Bloody Mary and Screwdriver are popular vodka-based cocktails.

Different Types of Vodka

1. Neutral Vodka– It is distilled from grain or potato and highly rectified. It is filtered through activated charcoal or quartz sand.

2. Gold– It is cask matured to get gold color. Vodka is matured in a wooden cask to derive golden color from the wood.

3. Flavored Vodka– It is flavored with various spices, herbs, and fruits.

Brand Names of Vodka

  • Chopin
  • Luksusowa
  • Wyborowa
  • Boru
  • Saraf
  • Nordoff
  • Ciroc
  • Grey Goose
  • Ketel one
  • Gilbey’s
  • Gordon’s
  • Square one
  • Stolichnaya
  • Kremlyovskaya
  • Muskovskaya
  • Svedka
  • Absolut
  • Finlandia
  • Glacier
  • Pearl
  • Smirnoff

Brands of Flavored Vodka

  • Absolut Apeach
  • Absolut Citron
  • Absolut Mandrin
  • Absolut Pepper
  • Absolut Vanilla
  • Gordon’s Citrus
  • Gordon’s Wildberry
  • Grey Goose Le Citron
  • SKYY Orange
  • SKYY Citrus
  • SKYY Melon Zubrówka
  • SKYY Vanilla
  • Stoli Peach
  • Stoli Citrus
  • Smirnoff Twist

History of Vodka

The strength of the drink is brought down to the required level before bottling. It was distilled only from potatoes but today it is made from grain, mostly wheat, rye, and corn. The origins of vodka can be traced back to 12th century Russia and Poland where vodka was the generic term applied to any spirit.

One can’t make out the base from which it is distilled as it is completely congener free. There are many types of vodka are available. Some distillers flavor vodka with the addition of flavoring ingredients and are quite popular in the market. It is bottled with a single blade of Zubrówka grass.

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