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Drink Review: Stolichnaya Red Vodka

The original export-market red-label Stolichnaya – a smooth, velvety classic, quadruple-distilled, blended with icy glacial water and carefully charcoal filtered three times.

Stolichnaya Vodka Review:

Stolichnaya Vodka is the most expensive vodka in the world, , making it one of the most expensive spirits to pay for – ever. Why oh why would you ever want to pay this much for a bottle of Vodka?

Stolichnaya Vodka is crafted in Russia, in St. Petersburg.

Stolichnaya Vodka is produced by Narthex, a privately held company, consisting of a team of Russian vodka makers and quality control experts. Production is supervised by a FDA team, and Stolichnaya Vodka is imported from Russia to the United States. In the last year, the company has made an effort to acquire and train independent bottlers to produce and sell Stolichnaya Vodka in Canada, The United Kingdom, and Australia.

Analogous to the way Canadian Corn Nectar is referred to as Organic, Stolichnaya is referred to as “Stoli” in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia.

Stolichnaya Vodka is a smooth, velvety classic, quadruple-distilled, blended with icy glacial water and carefully charcoal filtered three times.

Stolichnaya Vodka, 40%ABV, is made from finest, best, Russian-made Vodka, but we couldn’t trust it to be just any old Vodka. This particular bottle is said to be produced by Narthex, a privately held company, consisting of a team of Russian vodka makers and quality control experts. Production is supervised by a FDA team, and Stolichnaya Vodka is imported from Russia to the United States.

Stolichnaya Vodka is made exclusively from the best potatoes and wheat grown in the forest lands in Russia, filtered through ice, quadruple distilled and then carefully charcoal filtered three times. This unique blending process is said to produce a clean, smooth vodka. Stolichnaya is bottled at 40% alcohol by volume in an ultra-premium bottle that’s hand-crafted in a small, private factory not far away from St. Petersburg.

So if you really want to taste a special, world-class (or expensive) vodka, go for the “Stoli” and see what you think.

Stolichnaya Vodka Review:

The name itself is one of quality; Stolichnaya is reserved for the most exquisite of vodka.

Stolichnaya is made from the best potatoes and wheat grown in the forest – which is very rare in Russia – filtrated through ice, quadruple distilled and then carefully charcoal filtered three times.

The six components of the Stoli collection: Stolichnaya; Stolichnaya Gold (extra smoothed, slightly sweet), Stolichnaya Imperial (extra smoothed, slightly sweet), Stolichnaya Clear (extra smoothed, slightly sweet), Stolichnaya Gold (extra smoothed, slightly sweet), and Stoli Ice (extra smoothed, slightly sweet with an extra cold trickle).

Anticipate a big eye-opener the first time you taste Stoli Gold, this exceptional vodka has a smooth taste with a bright, crisp finish and a crisp aftertaste.

Stolichnaya Vodka Review:

Tasting notes are delivered on the nose of Botrytis, which is a white, mouldlike fungus that gathers on the surface of grapes and other fruits and liquors after fermentation is complete) and complimented by the spicy spices of Juniper Berries and Green Apple.

Stoli Ice is the lightest of the Stoli offerings, it leaves very little aftertaste – it has a character of a strong Indian Drinks Margarita in that it does not have any distinct taste to it.

Tastes crisp and clean, with well-defined notes of chewing gum (not the syrupy, sugary variety but a more earthy and fresh tasting), coriander, blueberries and pear skin.

Vodka surely has distinct flavours – the first sip of Stolichnaya is unmistakable, with the sharp winter produce of silage, the sweetness of four-fold distilled potatoes and the terroir of this northern clime, with the crispness from the charcoal filtered water.

The first pour confirms the straight up taste and the luxurious smoothness of the spirit, with a deep and satisfying aftertaste.

The tincture of the vodka is strong, the cold, crisp vodka is served in a tulip-shaped glass that is imported from Italy and re-cut in St. Petersburg.

Stolichnaya Vodka is composed of “the best potatoes and wheat grown in the forest” – this is very rare in Russia and according to the producer, this particular label (Stolichnaya) is reserved to the most exquisite of vodka.

Drink neat or mixed 50/50 with ginger ale, It is indeed a very inviting vodka.

Overall, the Stolichnaya Vodka is a high-class spirit, a true master-class spirit, especially when tasted on a dark night. A typically Russian winter fruit flavour and a smooth feel to the drink make the Stoli memorable.

Written by Mark Adams

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