Vodka, "little water" in Russian, is one of the oldest and best-selling spirits in the world. The first written notes about vodka show that it was distilled in Russia as early as the end of the 15th century. At that time the monks from the Chudov monastery brought the clear brandies as well as the art of distilling on their pilgrimages to Europe. Finally, in Poland the first vodka brandies were made from rye.
Between the 16th and 18th centuries, the production volume of vodka in Russia increased considerably. According to a decree of the Tsar, it was allowed to be sold in all taverns, which gave the country additional money in the till due to its taxation. But when Catherine II came to power, she restricted the right of production and only noblemen and state companies were allowed to produce vodka. Thus the quality of vodka was improved and Russian vodka increasingly found its buyers abroad.
After the revolution in Russia, the communists banned the production of vodka. For this reason, the then renowned producers such as Smirnoff moved abroad. However, the Russians did not allow themselves to be banned from drinking vodka, so production took place in smaller distilleries and privately. Vodka was also introduced as a daily ration for Russian soldiers during the Second World War.
After the end of the war, new vodka producers established themselves both in the country of origin, Russia, and around the world. New standards were also increasingly set in the production of vodka. Thus premium and noble brands were created, which offer vodka of exceptionally good and pure quality.
Today, the range of vodka on offer is broadly diversified - from mass products to exclusive varieties from smaller producers. It's not only a pleasure to drink vodka pure, it is also an indispensable ingredient of various cocktails. The brands from all over the world that we sell in our online shop are among the best vodkas in terms of taste - perfect for connoisseurs and connoisseurs. Browse through our offer and get to know the fascinating world of vodka.
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