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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.

Davna Hani Linden Honey Vodka

50cl, 38%
Davna Vodka

The newest addition to the Davina Hani Polish vodka family is a sweet young fellow that was built in part by bees. That's right. The Linden honey which makes this flavoured vodka so sweet was made by…  More info

Davna Hani Linden Honey Vodka
$19.05

55 Above – Coconut

70cl, 35%
55 Above

This coconut-flavoured expression from the 55 Above range ought to be a good addition to any tropical cocktails you've been thinking of making. Try it with a chocolate-y liqueur and you could name it…  More info

55 Above – Coconut
$35.42

Pincer Vodka

70cl, 38%
Pincer Vodka

A nicely packaged vodka, Pincer is infused with the flavours of Wild Elderflower, and Milk Thistle. The result is a creamy, herbal vodka, made with Scottish mountain water. The spirit has been…  More info

Pincer Vodka
3
$27.45

Royal Dragon Elite Vodka

70cl, 40%
Dragon Spirits

Made from the finest organically-grown winter harvest rye grain, which is then five times distilled and placed in a pretty awesome bottle. Excellent over ice or in cocktails. Sadly, if you gather…  More info

Royal Dragon Elite Vodka
$46.39

Koskenkorva 013 Vodka

70cl, 40%
Koskenkorva

Made using continuous distillation, the spirit used from Koskenkorva 013 is said to be distilled over 250 times before it is bottled. As you can imagine, this creates an exceedingly high quality…  More info

Koskenkorva 013 Vodka
1
$28.69

Grey Goose Magnum

150cl, 40%
Grey Goose

A magnum of delicious Grey Goose vodka, made with French wheat from La Beauce which is distilled in a five step process with artesian spring water which is filtered through Champagne limestone.  More info

Grey Goose Magnum
$96.51

V Gallery Toffee Fudge Vodka

50cl, 21%
V Gallery

Mmmm, toffee fudge flavoured vodka from V Gallery. It's like liquid pick-a-mix!  More info

V Gallery Toffee Fudge Vodka
3
$19.18

Juliet Immaculate Vodka

70cl, 43%
Juliet Immaculate Vodka

Juliet Immaculate Vodka is made in the south of England in small batches using English sugar beets as their base. They distil their vodka only once, using 200 litre copper pot reflux stills, and it's…  More info

Juliet Immaculate Vodka
$72.47

Absolut 100 Vodka

70cl, 50%
Absolut Company

Classic Absolut Vodka, made in Sweden using water from a deep well in Åhus and winter wheat from the fields of southern Sweden, though this expression has been bottled at 50% ABV (or 100 proof, as it…  More info

Absolut 100 Vodka
$32.58

Ciroc Peach

70cl, 37.50%
Ciroc

A peach of a flavoured vodka from Ciroc, advertised and enjoyed by the rap chap Sean Combs/Puff Daddy/P. Diddy. Made from a base of grapes which are harvested while frozen, then distilled 5 times for…  More info

Ciroc Peach
$32.57

Crystal Head Vodka 3l

300cl, 40%
Crystal Head

Regard the magnificence that is a jeroboam bottle of Dan Aykroyd's Crystal Head Vodka. No, really, regard it. This is a 3 litre bottle of award-winning vodka, which is filtered through 500 million…  More info

Crystal Head Vodka 3l
$308.25

Ciroc Vodka

70cl, 40%
Ciroc

Ciroc is a five times distilled French vodka made with grapes that are harvested when frozen. This is a very fancy and chic premium vodka.  More info

Ciroc Vodka
$38.86

Black Cow Pure Milk Vodka 50cl

50cl, 40%
Black Cow

Black Cow vodka is a very interesting spirit from West Dorset, produced by dairy farmer Jason Barber, made using pure whole milk. This has resulted in a smooth, creamy vodka with touches of vanilla…  More info

Black Cow Pure Milk Vodka 50cl
$26.40

Chase Rhubarb Vodka

70cl, 40%
Williams Chase

Sweet, fruity Rhubarb Vodka from Chase in Hereford, now with a fancy bottle to match the rest of the Chase Vodka range. They make this gorgeous stuff by cooking the rhubarb, marinading it in their…  More info

Chase Rhubarb Vodka
$41.95

Belvedere Unfiltered

70cl, 40%
Belvedere

Belvedere Unfiltered is the result of using 100% "Single Estate" Dankowskie Diamond Rye to make vodka. This grain is baker's grade so not only can you make vodka out of the stuff you can also bake a…  More info

Belvedere Unfiltered
1
$47.38

Absolut Craft Herbaceous Lemon

70cl, 41%
Absolut Company

The Absolut Craft range was launched for bartenders in 2012, after the Swedish vodka company hired Nick Strangeway, mixology extraordinaire, to create three fantastic expressions. This is the…  More info

Absolut Craft Herbaceous Lemon
$41.85

Crystal Head Vodka 1.75l

175cl, 40%
Crystal Head

A superb vodka, made by Dan Aykroyd! That's right, this is the unofficial vodka of Ghostbusters! This amazing celebrity-endorsed vodka is distilled and filtered through 500 million year old crystals…  More info

Crystal Head Vodka 1.75l
$113.57

Ciroc Red Berry

70cl, 37.50%
Ciroc

Ciroc is a five-times-distilled vodka made from grapes which have been harvested when frozen. For this sweetly flavoured edition, it is blended with essences of raspberries and strawberries to give…  More info

Ciroc Red Berry
$34.32

Beluga Allure Vodka with Leather Case

70cl, 40%
Beluga

Beluga Allure Russian Vodka is filtered multiple times before the distillers add a very small amount of fig extract and maple syrup, resulting in a classically clean but subtly sweet flavour profile.…  More info

Beluga Allure Vodka with Leather Case
$106.76

Stolichnaya Hot Jalapeño Vodka

70cl, 37.50%
Stolichnaya

Hot? I'll give you hot. Type '250,000' into that search bar up there. Go on.  More info

Stolichnaya Hot Jalapeño Vodka
$23.56

DQ Vodka

100cl, 40%
Nordic Spirit

DQ Vodka is made with Swedish winter wheat, and comes packaged in one of the most stunning bottles we've ever seen. It looks a bit like something you'd plug into a space ship to fuel it (like in…  More info

DQ Vodka
5
$73.49

Stolichnaya Chocolat Kokonut

70cl, 37.50%
Stolichnaya

Mixing coconut and chocolate isn't something incredibly new, because Bounty bars have been around for years. However, the Stolichnaya Vodka Chocolat Kokonut is the first time the sweet and earthy…  More info

Stolichnaya Chocolat Kokonut
1
$40.30

Mamont Vodka

70cl, 40%
Mamont

This is the first batch of Mamont - a 5 times distilled Siberian vodka, filtered through Siberian rock. There are just 6,000 cases in the world, and the bottle is shaped to look like a mammoth's tusk.  More info

Mamont Vodka
4
$39.08

V Gallery Marshmallow Vodka

50cl, 21%
V Gallery

V Gallery Marshmallow Vodka uses 5 times distilled spirit to create a pure base for the sweet, soft marshmallow flavours to excite your palate. Yum!  More info

V Gallery Marshmallow Vodka
2
$19.18

Ciroc Vodka 3l

300cl, 40%
Ciroc

A jeroboam-sized bottle of Ciroc vodka, made with French grapes which are harvested when frozen and five times distilled. This is, of course, the ultra premium vodka for which famous rapper and…  More info

Ciroc Vodka 3l
$194.21

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