Many are looking for the best vodka for themselves so as not to suffer from side effects later. But how is one species fundamentally different from another?
Pay attention to the degrees of purification, the quality of water and other raw materials. As a result, only a few types of this drink can boast of the best ingredients.
But today, almost any strong alcoholic drink is trying to meet the quality requirements. Manufacturers are striving to attract buyers in new ways. Alcohol companies maximize their creativity.
So vodka appears on the shelves of stores, where instead of spring water, water from the ice of an iceberg is used, the degree of vodka differs from the standard. Rarely, but you can find sparkling vodka, in the manner of champagne, or a black drink.
It is worth noting that all such tricks still affect health. Below we will tell you about the most unusual varieties of vodka that can decorate any table.
Blackberry and hibiscus vodka. Such an unusual drink is produced by the Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur company. Its cost is $ 25. The manufacturer became famous in France for his blackberry liqueur, which is very popular in this country. The company decided to release a special flavored Chambord vodka. This first attempt to expand the product range was successful. The success of the vodka was facilitated by the good reputation of Chambord liqueur, which is used in many cocktails. As a result, a vodka with a similar taste, but not so sweet, is an original find for any bartender. And the sector of flavored vodkas is currently on the rise, remaining the only one growing on the alcohol market after the crisis. The drink is based on the purest French water, wheat, blackberry and hibiscus flowers. The vodka even has its own slogan - "Pink your drink", which directly indicates that it is still more intended for cocktails than for independent consumption. By the way, the manufacturer supports the "Cancer Against Breast Fund", which uses pink in its symbols, like the drink.
Sparkling vodka. International English Distillers Ltd has released O2 Sparkling Premium Vodka, which costs just over $ 50. Remembering sparkling vodka, the first thing that comes to mind is this drink passed through a siphon. After all, this is how cunning Soviet alcoholics used to cook it. But today elite sparkling vodka is produced on an industrial scale and is very popular. Its creator O2 Philip Maitland, whose ancestors were from Russia, has hardly ever heard of the unconventional use of the siphon by our compatriots. The man claims that the idea of creating a strong carbonated drink came to him just before the New Years celebration in Paris. Philip watched his friends raise their glasses of champagne, but he himself preferred vodka. So he came up with a unique idea - to combine these two drinks into one. It took two whole years to realize the unique technology. But then the invention was immediately patented. So the light saw the sparkling vodka O2. It is prepared on the basis of English wheat, the purest local water. At the same time, vodka goes through three stages of purification. Connoisseurs say that due to its effervescence, O2 vodka is much easier to drink than regular vodka. And if the drink is consumed in moderation, then it can generally be beneficial. Today the idea of carbonated vodka has found adherents in other countries, it is also produced in Sweden and Lithuania.
Mongolian vodka arkhi "Hero of the Chigizids". The price of this vodka is at least $ 50. Mongolian vodka, archi, in Europe it is customary to call "sly water". The fact is that while drinking this drink, you practically do not feel its strength. The way of making this vodka goes back to antiquity. The Mongols distill the fermented milk of their goats. As a result, such vodka tastes more like skim milk rather than strong vodka. Archi is very easy to drink, it is not even customary to eat it. This vodka is drunk out of bowls, as if it were tea. But drunkenness will come anyway. This will be especially surprising for those who are unfamiliar with the arch. That is why the vodka was called "tricky water". Manufacturers today are only exploring the market for the possibility of supplying large quantities of archives. Mongolia is famous for its untouched nature and clean air. And from organic products of this country, one should expect greater benefits, which is now in demand among consumers. This allowed Mongolian vodka to shine at some international exhibitions and receive prizes there for its unusual taste, softness and purity. And "Hero of Chingizids" is one of the best brands offered for export by Mongolia.
Chase potato vodka. Chase Distillery produces potato vodka worth 33 euros. But you can not even pay attention to such a product, because it looks the most ordinary way. But in 2010 in San Francisco at the World Tasting Championship this vodka was officially recognized as the best in the world. One of the main features of the drink is that it is prepared entirely by hand. All production processes are concentrated in one place - on a farm in the English Hertfordshire. Potatoes are grown here, they are fermented right there, alcohol is purified and distilled. On the manufacturer's website, even online, you can watch the entire cooking process, making sure that everything declared by the manufacturer is true. Until recently, only 1000 bottles of this vodka were produced per year. After all, the creator of the variety, William Chase, reasonably believed that the main thing is quality, not quantity. However, the resounding success of vodka led to the decision to increase the production capacity several times. True, it is reported that it will still be handcrafted.
Blavod black vodka. The name of the vodka is not quite euphonious for a Russian person. But it is a composite of two words - Black and Vodka. This drink can be purchased for $ 30. Black vodka appeared on the market in 1996. Such a drink was created by the Englishman Mark Dorman, a marketer and party lover. The idea to create such a vodka came to him in a bar in San Francisco. The bartender offered Dorman a vodka and tonic and offered black coffee or coffee with milk to other customers sitting next to him. This coincidence became the basis for the idea of a new drink. The resulting black vodka quickly became popular with all club youth. After all, visitors to such establishments, in addition to quality, pay attention to the original appearance of the drink. To give vodka its unusual black color, catechu extract is added to it. This plant of the acacia family is native to Africa and South Asia. This addition does not in any way affect the taste of vodka, although some connoisseurs note that it is the catechu that makes Blavod especially soft.
The most expensive vodka in the world is Diva Premium Vodka. The Blackwood Distillers company produces an elite alcoholic drink, the cost of which starts from 1,500 euros. It is generally accepted that the harsh Scots have everything according to their image. Nature is rocks and stones, food is the famous giblets, and the drink is a must-have whiskey. It would seem that in this country there is no place for grace. However, it is here that one of the most refined and expensive vodkas in the world is produced. The name of the Diva vodka comes from the abbreviation of two words - Diamond and Vodka. During its production, the drink undergoes mandatory filtration. First, the vodka passes through the coal of the northern birch, and then through shards of emeralds, rubies and diamonds. The result is a very mild vodka that marketers strongly recommend to women. However, this advice is based not only on a mild taste. After all, a glass tube filled with precious stones is placed inside each unique bottle. This determines the final cost of vodka. The more expensive the stones in the tube, the more expensive the bottle of drink itself. In addition, customers are given the opportunity to choose which stones will be in the tube. These can be diamonds or topaz. The price range for Diva vodka is truly amazing, starting from a few thousand pounds, the cost can even reach a million.
The southernmost vodka in the world. The creator of this drink is Pacific Dawn Limited, a New Zealand company. The vodka was named 42 Below. It costs 25 pounds. Why did the number "42" appear in the title? The fact is that the 42nd parallel passes exactly in the middle of New Zealand, and the strength of vodka is exactly 42 degrees. The last parameter determines the higher price for vodka compared to the usual one. The drink is produced near Wellington, in a place that was once recognized as the cleanest on the planet in terms of water and air composition. This makes 42 Below vodka also one of the cleanest on the planet. The drink has a well-thought-out brand, the advertising campaigns of which are bright and memorable. Vodka is produced with the taste of kiwi, passionfruit, feijoa, tea tree flowers with honey. 42 Below is available not only in New Zealand itself, but also in America and England.
Iceberg vodka. Canadian Iceberg Vodka offers an unusual alcoholic beverage for $ 22. Like New Zealand, Canada is also renowned for its clean water and air. However, local producers decided to go beyond their competitors. The purest Iceberg vodka is made from water, which is located in the Valley of Icebergs near the island of Newfoundland. For more than 15 years, sailors have been delivering from here multi-ton pieces of icebergs, whose average age is 12 thousand years. The fragments weigh up to 10 tons. They are transported to the vodka production site. There the ice is melted, and the purest water is combined with grain alcohol, which has undergone triple filtration. The owners of the company report that this vodka is the purest in the world. After all, ice, which then turns into water, is 12 thousand years old. Since then, it has not been exposed to any pollution, except for volcanic sediments, which are easily filtered out. Vodka has its own slogan - "the best vodka that you can taste in the last 12 thousand years." The drink has its own website, which resembles National Geographic magazine. After all, there are many photographs of icebergs and picturesque Canadian nature. Here you can also see photo and video materials about the procedure for delivering iceberg fragments to Newfoundland.
French grape vodka Cîroc. Usually vodka is made from barley, wheat, even potatoes. The procedure is, in principle, worked out, differing little from different manufacturers. But the French manufacturer Diageo has released vodka, which is based on wine-making technologies. The best varieties of French grapes are used for its production. It uses cold fermentation and maceration technologies. The resulting product is called Cîroc and costs $ 120. For its production, grapes of the "Uni Blanc" and "Mosa Blanc" varieties growing in the vicinity of the city of Cognac are used. There are still used special methods of growing grapes, developed by the Benedictine monks. The berries are still harvested by hand here. Cîroc is distilled five times, which gives the vodka no common bitterness and a clean taste. Although the drink is produced according to traditional technologies, unchanged since the X century, it has a modern advertising approach. Since 2007, vodka has been advertised by rapper Puff Daddy.
The world's strongest vodka, Pincer Shanghai Strength. This Scottish drink, offered by Pincer, can be purchased for $ 130. It will ship to China soon. The strength of the drink is 88.8 degrees. The release of such a luxury vodka surprised everyone. However, the Scots are no stranger to the strongest drinks. After all, it produces the strongest Bruichladdich X4 whiskey with an alcohol content of 91.2%, the strongest Sink the Bismarck beer with 41 degrees and Blackwood Vintage Dry Gin 60 with a strength of 60 degrees. The Pincer company says that the qualities of vodka owe their qualities to centuries of experience in the purification of alcohol, water from the highlands of Scotland, selected grain and thistle extract. And its softness is present, despite the high degree. It is planned that China will become the main market for the drink. After all, Pincer found an unexpected reason for this. In this country, the number 8 is traditionally considered lucky, while there are three eights in vodka at once. The drink should look like a treasure trove of luck.
The most invigorating vodka in the world V2. The Dutch from Wingard Importers released V2 vodka. It costs about $ 40 and is very popular with nightclub party-goers. There V2 is drunk simply in huge quantities, because vodka combines strong alcohol with energy drinks. But you cannot perceive the drink simply as a mixture of vodka with redbull. After all, there are no dyes, sugar or preservatives in V2. Vodka is made from the best wheat varieties, very pure water is used. This immediately puts it in the premium class. But after the production of the main liquid, a specially invented mixture of caffeine and taurine is added there. Vodka has its own slogan - The morning Vodka. The manufacturer's marketers claim that the drink created on the basis of V2 invigorates much better than a cup of the strongest coffee. The creators of vodka are trying to expand the sales market as much as possible, not limiting themselves to nightlife establishments. The manufacturer believes that even in informal negotiations, it would be better to use V2, and not traditional alcohol that tends to sleep. The product became so successful that the manufacturer began to produce T2 tequila, which also contains caffeine and taurine.