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Vodka

Popular Vodka Types: Plain Vodka | Flavoured 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 and small batch 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.

100,000 Scovilles Naga Chilli Vodka

70cl, 40%
The 'Hot Enough' Vodka Co.

"The horror! The horror!" What have they done… I'll tell you what they've done, they've created a monster. The 'Hot Enough' Vodka Co. filled a carboy with vodka, and into it they poured so many Naga…  More info

100,000 Scovilles Naga Chilli Vodka
28
$34.95

Reyka Vodka

70cl, 40%
Reyka

Reyka is an Icelandic vodka, distilled from wheat and barley. It is also the world's first "green" vodka, it being made from glacial water and distilled using sustainable energy from geothermal heat.  More info

Reyka Vodka
20
$28.58

250,000 Scovilles Naga Chilli Vodka 50cl

50cl, 40%
The 'Hot Enough' Vodka Co.

They've have created another monster, summoned from the very bowels of hell, formed in a vile carboy filled with a horrid mound of Naga Jolokia chillies, steeped in grain vodka. It's packaged in a…  More info

250,000 Scovilles Naga Chilli Vodka 50cl
51
$34.95

Black Cow Pure Milk Vodka

70cl, 40%
Black Cow

The creation of West Dorset dairy farmer Jason Barber, Black Cow claims to be the world's first pure milk vodka, made from nothing but pure whole milk. The whey is used for vodka whilst the curds go…  More info

Black Cow Pure Milk Vodka
10
$29.64

500,000 Scovilles Naga Chilli Vodka 20cl

20cl, 40%
The 'Hot Enough' Vodka Co.

They've done it again. Those awful, awful people at The 'Hot Enough' Vodka Co. have conjured up another monster. A monster twice as terrifying and evil as before. They have summoned forth the 500,000…  More info

500,000 Scovilles Naga Chilli Vodka 20cl
5
$34.95

The Vodka Advent Calendar (2016 Edition)

72cl, 39.6%
Drinks by the Dram

Advent calendars have always been exciting because they count down to Christmas! But why shouldn't they be exciting in their own right too? The unsatisfying lumps of chocolate found behind the…  More info

The Vodka Advent Calendar (2016 Edition)
2
$106.00

Candy Skull Lemon Explosion

70cl, 37.5%
Keti 94 LTD

A bright, zesty lemon-flavoured vodka from the Candy Skull range, paired with 28x little pots of lemon sherbet, which you're meant to eat after you take a drink ('The Aftershot Experience').  More info

Candy Skull Lemon Explosion
$31.41

Candy Skull Berry Burst

70cl, 37.5%
Keti 94 LTD

A berry flavoured vodka from the Candy Skull range - which pairs sweet vodkas with matching sweeties! This one comes with strawberry popping-candy, which you're meant to eat after taking a drink…  More info

Candy Skull Berry Burst
$31.41

Iordanov Vodka Gift Pack - Union Jack Skull

35cl, 40%
Iordanov

A gift pack from the Iordanov Vodka range, featuring a 35cl bottle of their vodka (decorated with a skull made of crystals coloured like the Union Jack).  More info

Iordanov Vodka Gift Pack - Union Jack Skull
$34.95

Smirnoff Blue - 1949-59

75cl, 50%
Smirnoff

Very, very old vodka from the world-famous Smirnoff brand. This is a bottle of their higher-ABV Blue Label vodka, which we believe to have been produced between 1949 and 1959. Rare and collectible.  More info

Smirnoff Blue - 1949-59
$229.08

Stolichnaya 1l - Late 1970s

100cl, 40%
Stolichnaya

This is a 1970s bottling of Stolichnaya, which has long been a back-bar favourite. Though this 1 litre bottle has impressively survived for over 30 years, the label has sadly suffered some damaged…  More info

Stolichnaya 1l - Late 1970s
$171.81

Wyborowa Wódka & Fruits Orange - 1970s

50cl, 45%
Wyborowa

1970s fruit flavoured vodka. Orange Wyborowa, specifically.  More info

Wyborowa Wódka & Fruits Orange - 1970s
$82.72

Moskovskaya Vodka - 1949-59

50cl, 40%
Moskovskaya

A very popular brand of Russian vodka, Moskovskaya can still be found today (if you go looking...). However, this particular bottling is an ancient piece, which we believe to have been produced…  More info

Moskovskaya Vodka - 1949-59
$127.26

Kubanskaya Vodka - 1970s

75cl, 40%
Kubanskaya

Kubanskaya is a classic brand of Russian vodka which is flavoured with just a little bit of lemon. This bottle comes from the 1970s, back when the brand was produced by the Kristall distillery in…  More info

Kubanskaya Vodka - 1970s
$127.26

Kazbek Vodka - 1970s

75cl, 40%
Kazbek

This bottling of Kazbek Vodka dates from the 1970s, with the brand presumably taking its name from Mount Kazbek, in the Caucasus.  More info

Kazbek Vodka - 1970s
$101.81

Polmos Wyborowa 50cl - 1970s

50cl, 40%
Wyborowa

A rare 1970s bottling of Polish vodka, created long before the takeover of the distillery by Pernod Ricard. Let us know if you can taste the difference.  More info

Polmos Wyborowa 50cl - 1970s
$70.00

Polmos Zytnia Vodka - 1980s

75cl, 40%
Polmos

A 1980s vodka bottling - perfect for pretending you're James Bond. Or whatever. You know.  More info

Polmos Zytnia Vodka - 1980s
$76.36

London Vodka

70cl, 40%
London Alcohol Co

London Vodka is a superb British vodka with a modern, stylish feel to it. Very creamy, this stuff is great in cocktails, or just neat over ice.  More info

London Vodka
$25.43

Russkaya Vodka - 1980s

50cl, 40%
Russkaya Priviet

This is a bottle of the Russkaya vodka from the 1980s. Listen to electronica and drink this for a vintage experience.  More info

Russkaya Vodka - 1980s
$63.63

Boaka Russian Vodka - 1970s

50cl, 45%
Boaka

This Vodka hails from the Soviet Union, well 1970s Russia. Now that's a talking point for a vodka based cocktail.  More info

Boaka Russian Vodka - 1970s
$76.36

Starka Russian Vodka - 1970s

50cl, 43%
Starka

This is an ancient half litre bottle of Starka - an aged Russian vodka (note the colour) which was billed as being "Imported from the USSR".  More info

Starka Russian Vodka - 1970s
$76.36

Kristal Russian Vodka - 1970s

75cl, 40%
Kristal

This Russian Vodka was distilled back in the 1970s during the height of the Soviet Union. Antique spirits are great for adding a historical edge to a cocktail.  More info

Kristal Russian Vodka - 1970s
$101.81

Russkaya Priviet Vodka - 1970s

50cl, 40%
Russkaya Priviet

This is a Russian vodka from the 1970s. Unbelievably many spirits survive in collections and drinks cabinets for decades, the upshot is you can try these spirits from years gone by.  More info

Russkaya Priviet Vodka - 1970s
$76.36

Debowa Red Oak Vodka

70cl, 40%
Dębowa

A vibrantly colourful vodka from Poland, made by the very well respected company, Debowa. Red Oak Vodka combines the pure, natural flavours of their oak vodka with forest fruit extracts for a sweet,…  More info

Debowa Red Oak Vodka
$29.97

Moskovskaya Vodka - 1980s

70cl, 40%
Moskovskaya

A 1980s Russian vodka, Moskovskaya's label proudly boasts that it is "Imported from the USSR". Very rare and very cool to have on the back bar!  More info

Moskovskaya Vodka - 1980s

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