Vodka

Vodka is a distilled spirit known for its purity and neutrality, often characterized by its lack of discernible taste and aroma, which makes it a versatile base for a myriad of cocktails. Originating from the Slavic word "voda," meaning "water," ... more Vodka is a distilled spirit known for its purity and neutrality, often characterized by its lack of discernible taste and aroma, which makes it a versatile base for a myriad of cocktails. Originating from the Slavic word "voda," meaning "water," vodka's name reflects its clear and clean characteristics. Historically, it is believed to have its roots in the regions of modern-day Russia, Poland, and Ukraine, although its precise origins are the subject of nationalistic debates. Over the centuries, vodka has played a significant cultural role in Eastern European societies, not just as a drink but also as a form of medicinal remedy and even a monetary medium in times of economic strife.

In modern times, vodka has transcended its regional boundaries to become a globally dominant spirit, widely consumed in countries across continents. Its production process involves the fermentation of grains, potatoes, or sometimes fruits, followed by multiple distillations to achieve the desired level of purity. A key factor that differentiates various vodka brands is the base ingredient and the number of distillations, which can influence the spirit's smoothness and mouthfeel. Additionally, with the rise of craft distilleries and premium brands, the market has seen a surge in flavored vodkas, catering to a broader palate range and offering a fresh twist to the classic spirit.
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Spirit > Vodka
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Poland / Russia / Ukraine
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15th century
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40%

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