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Vodka

Unquestionably a supremely popular spirit, Vodka is enjoyed around the globe thanks to its incredible versatility and, surprisingly, even its variation of flavour. Whilst typically enjoyed in the West as a means of adding spirit to mixed drinks, thanks to the superb quality and attention-to-detail found in craft Vodkas produced around the world, flavoursome premium Vodka is really burgeoning on the drinks scene.

As with anything universally popular, the origins of Vodka are hotly disputed, though most agree that its beginnings lie either in Poland or Russia. Ancient records date Vodka production in Russia centuries ago, with a number of early pharmaceutical lists referencing the “vodka of bread wine”. The earliest recorded use of the term “Vodka” was in 1405, in a set of Polish court documents in which it was placed alongside medicines and cosmetics.

In Eastern Europe and the Nordic countries, Vodka is traditionally consumed neat, differing from the Western world where it is usually mixed. The word itself derives from the Slavic “voda”, meaning water, etymologically linking the term with whisky (which comes from the Gaelic “uisge beatha”, the Scandinavian term Akvavit from the Latin “aqua vitae” and French “eau-de-vie” - all meaning water of life). It seems that a great number of spirits from around the world were once thought to be elixirs of life, containing mystical properties.

Prior to the 1950s, Vodka was very rarely drunk outside of Europe, but thanks to its easily mixed flavour profile (and appearance), by 1975 sales of Vodka in America had surpassed those of bourbon.

Plain Vodka

Often fairly neutral in flavour, many commercial Vodkas can be mixed with pretty much anything. This is often due to numerous distillations and filtrations which popular vodkas (such as Smirnoff or Russian Standard) undergo, with advertising campaigns regularly flaunting a particular Vodka as being the “purest”.

Here at Master of Malt, however, we like our Vodka to be complex and bursting with flavour, and Vodka really can do both. It all begins with the base ingredient.

Poland, one of the motherlands of Vodka, tends to use either rye or potatoes. Popular rye vodkas include Belvedere or Wyborowa, and are notable for their bread-like sweetness and hints of spice. Potato vodkas on the other hand (brands such as Luksusowa, Chopin, or the English brand, Chase) tend to have a creamy, buttery, grainy character.

Scandinavian and Russian vodkas tend to be distilled from cereal grains such as wheat or barley. Sweden’s Absolut, for example, is a wheat vodka with a soft aniseed-like flavour with a little spice. For barley vodka, Finlandia, produced in Finland, offers nutty flavours and lasting spice.

For something completely different, France’s Ciroc is actually made of grapes, and is a rounded, fruity spirit.

Flavoured Vodka

Nowadays, the use of quality flavouring ingredients such as fruit and spice result in a variety of fine flavoured vodkas which allow for numerous fascinating and delicious mixed drinks.

For splendid examples of fruit-flavoured vodkas, try Davna Cherry Vodka or some of the fruity spirits in the English Vodka Company’s range.

For spicy vodka, Absolut Peppar works nicely in cocktails, or, if you’re feeling truly brave, have a sip of the exceedingly hot Naga Chilli Vodkas from The ‘Hot Enough’ Vodka Company.

Blavod Original Black Vodka

70cl, 37.50%
Blavod

Blavod was created with the thought that you can choose to have your coffee either white or black, why should the same not apply to vodka? The result is this black vodka, distilled from molasses. The…  More info

Blavod Original Black Vodka
5
$23.92

U'Luvka Gift Pack with 2x Glasses

70cl, 40%
U'Luvka

A very stylish gift pack of U'Luvka Polish Vodka, made with rye, barley and wheat. Alongside the uniquely shaped bottle, there are two handsome glasses which have no bases, harking back to an old,…  More info

U'Luvka Gift Pack with 2x Glasses
$48.07

Wratislavia Vodka

50cl, 40%
Wratislavia

Don't you just love when a bottle is as beautiful as the spirit inside it? Wratislavia Vodka is a well made Polish vodka, filtered many times to obtain a pure, elegant palate. As if that wasn't…  More info

Wratislavia Vodka
4
$38.47

Legend of Kremlin (50cl)

50cl, 40%
ITAR

A riveting super-premium Russian vodka, Legend of Kremlin is made using high-quality grains and soft water from their own artesian well. One to sip and savour. This is a 50cl bottling.  More info

Legend of Kremlin (50cl)
$29.91

Spirit of Hven Organic Vodka

50cl, 40%
Spirit of Hven

A unique vodka made from certified organic cereals, which is cask matured before a final pot distillation. Owing to the oak maturation, this vodka has a round and full mouthfeel with real flavour.…  More info

Spirit of Hven Organic Vodka
$44.66

Skyy Infusions Raspberry

70cl, 37.50%
Skyy

Raspberry Flavoured Vodka from San Francisco Based producer Skyy.  More info

Skyy Infusions Raspberry
$25.76

Russkaya Vodka

70cl, 40%
Russkaya Priviet

Made in Russia, Russkaya is a superb vodka distilled from wheat, rye and malted barley. It is made with naturally spring-softened water, and even undergoes filtration through both quartz and birch…  More info

Russkaya Vodka
$22.72

Imperial Collection Golden Snow

70cl, 40%
Imperial Collection

Made in Russia, Imperial Golden Snow is a super-premium vodka made with the pure, glacial water of Lake Ladoga. It is produced with a 12-stage purification process, and even comes with flakes of real…  More info

Imperial Collection Golden Snow
1
$47.14

U'Luvka Vodka Gift Pack with 2x Glasses (10cl)

10cl, 40%
U'Luvka

A neat gift pack from U'luvka, featuring a 10cl bottle of their Polish vodka made with rye, barley and wheat, as well two rather interesting tasting glasses. The glasses have no flat bases, which…  More info

U'Luvka Vodka Gift Pack with 2x Glasses (10cl)
$21.45

Smirnoff Red 3l

300cl, 37.50%
Smirnoff

A full three litres of Smirnoff Red label. Behold its majesty, marvel at its size. This is the world's bestselling vodka, and it is thrice distilled and ten times filtered.  More info

Smirnoff Red 3l
$84.60

Two Birds English Vodka

70cl, 40%
Union Distillers

Known for their popular London Dry Gin, Two Birds have now moved into the vodka category with this combination of barley and sugar beet spirit.  More info

Two Birds English Vodka
$32.12

Koskenkorva Nordic Berry

70cl, 37.50%
Koskenkorva

Nordic Berry-flavoured Koskenkorva Vodka, an excellent, high-quality spirit made with the glacial water and specially selected grain. The berries were harvested from Scandinavian forests and have…  More info

Koskenkorva Nordic Berry
1
$24.28

Aval Dor Vodka

70cl, 40%
Aval Dor

Aval-Dor is a Cornish vodka made with Cornish potatoes! Created by the Dustow family, who moved to Colwith all the way back in 1904, Aval-Dor is made with their very own King Edward potatoes. It's…  More info

Aval Dor Vodka
2
$48.29

Beluga Gold Line with Leather Gift Box

70cl, 40%
Beluga

Beluga's five-times-filtered Gold Line Vodka, presented in a handsome leather gift box. Top quality stuff - great mouth-feel and personality to it. The bottle is wax sealed, hence why it comes with a…  More info

Beluga Gold Line with Leather Gift Box
$138.95

Iordanov Vodka - Silver Skull

70cl, 40%
Iordanov

Iordanov Vodka is made at one of the oldest distilleries in Germany, using 100% wheat and water from Vogelsberg highlands. It's distilled 5 times and charcoal filtered for purity, before being…  More info

Iordanov Vodka - Silver Skull
$54.34

Cold River Vodka

75cl, 40%
Maine Distilleries

Cold River is a creamy and very distinctive vodka made by the American company, Maine Distilleries. They grow the potatoes on their own farm, get the water from a nearby aquifer and even bottle it…  More info

Cold River Vodka
$59.27

Absolut Citron

70cl, 40%
Absolut Company

A citrus flavoured Swedish vodka, Absolut Citron is flavoured with lemons, limes, oranges and grapefruit.  More info

Absolut Citron
2
$22.11

Smirnoff Gold (Cinnamon)

70cl, 37.50%
Smirnoff

A cinnamon-flavoured edition of the world's best selling vodka complete with floating pieces of gold leaf. Perhaps they'd been watching Superbad and wondered why that gold flake vodka didn't exist,…  More info

Smirnoff Gold (Cinnamon)
$39.15

Iordanov Vodka - Santa Claus

70cl, 40%
Iordanov

Iordanov is produced in Germany 100% wheat and water from the Vogelsberg highlands, distilled 5 times before being charcoal filtered and bottled. The vodka's bottles are very stylish indeed, being…  More info

Iordanov Vodka - Santa Claus
$53.70

Iordanov Vodka - Union Jack Skull

70cl, 40%
Iordanov

This is a very stylish bottle of Iordanov Vodka, produced in Germany using 100% wheat and water from the Vogelsberg highlands. It was distilled five times and charcoal filtered before being bottled…  More info

Iordanov Vodka - Union Jack Skull
$54.34

Absolut Raspberri

70cl, 40%
Absolut Company

Made from Winter wheat and pure water from a deep Swedish well. Absolut Raspberri is naturally flavoured with fresh raspberries.  More info

Absolut Raspberri
1
$22.63

Brecon Five Black Vodka

70cl, 43%
Penderyn

Brecon Five Vodka is a lovely Welsh vodka from the folks that make Penderyn whisky. This is five-times distilled and charcoal filtired, made with pure glacier water and just a hint of barley spirit…  More info

Brecon Five Black Vodka
1
$33.64

Skorppio Vodka (With Scorpion)

70cl, 37.50%
Rodrigo Rodriguez

Get over here and check out Skorppio Vodka. It's five times distilled from single grain in England, and each bottle contains a real, no foolin', edible scorpion.  More info

Skorppio Vodka (With Scorpion)
$28.39

Snow Queen Vodka

70cl, 40%
Snow Queen

A stunning vodka named for the Snow Queen of Kazakhstan. Her father was organic wheat and her mother was pure water from the mountains. This vodka is distilled five times, and offers a smooth, supple…  More info

Snow Queen Vodka
5
$35.67

Absolut Cherrys

70cl, 40%
Absolut Company

The kaleidoscopic selection of Absolut Vodka flavours grows one larger with the addition of their Cherrys expression. Made with no added sugar, only natural ingredients, this high quality Swedish…  More info

Absolut Cherrys
$23.24

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