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Piotr Smirnov founded the PA Smirnoff distillery in Moscow in 1860. Upon his death, the management of the company passed to his son Vladimir. In 1917, because of the October Revolution, the family had to flee and the distillery was confiscated. Vladimir, however, did not give up and rebuilt his factory in Istanbul. In 1924 he tried to get closer to his homeland, starting to sell his vodka with French labels in Ukraine. The product was so successful that the vodka Smirnoff around the year 1930, began to be exported throughout Europe.
Today the Smirnoff is known throughout the world, thanks to the popularity of vodka cocktails and its appearance in the James Bond saga film "007 License of Killing". Distilled three times and filtered 10 times in columns containing activated carbon, Smirnoff offers the best you could get from a vodka.
Description of Smirnoff
- Colour: Crystal clear.
- Aroma: Clean bouquet, with an alcoholic ambiance married with faint aromas of black pepper and charcoal.
- Taste: Smooth on the palate, with subtle hints of mineral flavours that mingle with spicy black pepper. The finish is long and dry, with an aftertaste of chargrilled peppers.
PRODUCTION DETAILS: The most popular and best selling vodka brand in the world, and not by coincidence or chance. This spirit is crafted under the watchful eye of the most expert artisans. The manufacturing of this expression commences with three-times distillation in a process that lasts 24 hours and ten-times filtration through seven columns of activated charcoal to ensure the purity and cleanliness of the elixir. This, combined with the finest selection of neutral grain, is the recipe for success and excellence. Kosher certified, gluten-free, and fabricated with non-GMO corn using sustainable practices, this spirit suits the needs of just about anyone.
SUGGESTIONS: Perfect for a sip, neat or with a splash of water. Or if you fancy a more sophisticated refreshment, blend it with your favourite vermouth and garnish with a lemon zest to create the perfect Martini.
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Smirnoff is a brand of vodka owned and produced by the British company Diageo. The Smirnoff brand was founded in Moscow when Pyotr Arsenievich Smirnov (1831–1898) opened a vodka distillery.More about the Producer