Today we deal with the best brands of vodka divided by countries.
Vodka from Poland
Most brands of Polish vodka usually use potato and grain when making them, however sometimes they are a bit complicated to use because it is difficult to get some chemical components when it is fermented.
Belvedere Vodka: Vodka made from the distillation of rye and is mild. It is distributed by LVMH and the bottle of vodka bears the name and illustration of the Polish presidential palace. We can also find different flavours apart from the neutral one.
Chopin: It is a brand of neutral vodka, distilled four times with potatoes from the Podlaskie region (Poland). About 18 potatoes are used to make it and it is usually made between the middle of September and the beginning of December. It owes its name to the Polish composer Frederic Chopin and its taste has hints of vanilla and green apples.
Vodka from Russia
In Russia, Belarus and Ukraine, although they make all kinds of vodka, they prefer to use wheat and rye. However, only the highest quality brands of vodka are exported to the West, these are distilled from wheat and rye.
Smirnoff: This is the best known vodka, but less sophisticated. It is a Russian vodka, originally from Moscow in the middle of the 19th century, although it is currently made in the United Kingdom. It is obtained by triple distillation and is made with grain. In 2012 it was the most sold vodka in the world with 25.8 million cases.
Other European countries such as Germany and the UK also have vodka brands…
Blavod: Also known as Black Vodka, it was created in 1996 by a British marketing expert, Mark Dorman. The idea for the drink came from a bar in San Francisco, where a bartender served Dorman a vodka and tonic and then offered other customers coffee. It is made from beans and its dark colour is obtained by using an extract of the Acacia Catechu plant, which has no effect on the taste.
Vodka from France
In France, Italy, and the Balkan region, vodkas are produced from fermented grapes and fruit.
Ciroc Vodka: It is a French vodka made with the “Snap Frost” method from the juice of fermented grapes from the French regions of Gailliac and Cognac.
Vodka in the rest of Europe
Ketel One: This is a Dutch vodka, whose flavour is characterised by its freshness and certain citric notes. It is distilled from wheat in copper pots. It is filtered with active carbon and rests in tiled tanks until it is ready.
Absolut Vodka: Its origin is Swedish and it is one of the best known vodka brands in the world. Made from distilled wheat, it is full-bodied and complex, but smooth and mature. In 2012 it sold around 11.4 million cases and only the bottle is already desired among collectors. It makes special editions of its bottles, as it has a great number of flavours.
Vodka of the world
They make their vodkas with other products such as molasses (in the USA, Canada, the Caribbean and Australia). They obtain a vodka with a pure essence and a sweeter taste.
SKYY: This Californian vodka, founded in 1992, has a great variety of flavours. It is produced on a grain basis, with a neutral aroma and a dry taste.
Iceberg: The purest vodka in the world, made in Canada using grain alcohol at triple distillation from peaches and cream corn from Ontario. It is available in cucumber flavour, mint chocolate and Crème Brûlée.