This Tasting Contains 24 tubes of the following Vodkas:
42 Below - Pure Vodka
New Zealand is not known for its vodka, but 42 Below Vodka is really seriously changing that perception. Quadruple-distilled at 42 degrees below the equator in New Zealand, 42 Below Vodka takes advantage of all New Zealand has to offer. The purest air on Earth, some of the world’s cleanest water and non-genetically modified wheat. Of course, it tastes lovely.
The origin of Skyy Vodka is located in San Francisco, where inventor and entrepreneur Maurice Kanbar created the brand in 1992. In a search for a 'no head ache' vodka, he realized that the headache is caused by waste (so-called "impurities") caused by the formation of alcohol. This problem is avoided by distilling the vodka 4 times and filtering in 3 phases. With this, he immediately reached his goal to, as he claims, create the most clean and pure vodka in the world.
Produced by the Nolet family in Schiedam. In the 80s, Carel Nolet realized that he could not get the Americans to drink his genever and he decided to bring his vodka to San Francisco. He served it in the pub where all the bartenders went to have a drink after work. A smart move because Ketel One Vodka is now the number 1 in the United States. An exceptional product, to taste both crisp and soft on finish.
A very elegant, silky vodka, made in Kazakhstan of fine, organically grown grains and melt water from the Himalayas. This vodka is distilled 5 times. From 2007, Snow Queen Vodka received 10 gold, 7 silver and 8 bronze medals awarded at major international events of the CIS (Almaty, Moscow, St. Petersburg) and in Europe (London, Vienna, Dusseldorf).
This vodka has been awarded ultra-premium vodka, a predicate only a few have. Ciroc Vodka is made from top quality ingredients; distilled from Ugni Blanc and Mazuac Blanc grapes, grown in the Gaillac and Cognac region of France, known for their rich and deep flavor. The vodka is distilled 5 times. The first 4 distillations take place in stainless steel kettles. The final distillation is performed in a traditional Armagnac style copper pot still.
Smirnoff No. 21
One of the best-selling and most popular vodkas in the world, Smirnoff Red undergoes rigorous quality control. After a 24-hour distillation in continuous stills, the vodka is filtered through seven columns of activated charcoal. Smirnoff Red is the world’s number one vodka brand, created by Russian Pytor Smirnov in 1864. In the late 19th century the brand had an exclusive supply contract to the Tsar of Russia. Today, Smirnoff is sold in more than 130 countries.
Eristoff - Brut
Eristoff was named after Prince Eristoff and based on his personal recipe from 1806. To this day Eristoff Vodka is as clean and crisp as it was two centuries ago, embodying the true nature of the wolf: nocturnal and instinctive. The wolf was chosen by the Eristoffs as the icon for the vodka, which was born in the country of Georgia, which is also known as ‘The Land of the Wolf’.
The eye-catching design, details and chrome coating make Louers Vodka stand out like none other. Louers selects the finest wheat grains, and use mineral water from an underground aquifer in the Netherlands. The water is filtered through ancient Dutch soil and is enriched with minerals. Louers Vodka is also filtered through 12 layers of superfine active charcoal dust to eliminate every possible impurity. Bottled and distilled in the Netherlands.
Tito's - Hand made Vodka
Tito’s Vodka is a modern vodka founded by Tito Beveridge, a Texan who used to work in the oil and gas industry. After years of experimenting, he finally landed on a vodka “so smooth that you could drink it straight.” Tito’s Vodka is distilled six times in a pot still and filtered to reach a quality level approved by Tito.
Our / Amsterdam Vodka
Our/Vodka is based on the same recipe created by entrepreneurs in cities around the world. The local partners give Our/Vodka in each city its own unique character. Our/Vodka started in 2013 in Berlin and after Detroit and Seattle now also Amsterdam has its own micro-distillery with Amsterdam's owners Marcel Wortel and Ivo Hulscher. Our/Amsterdam is a quality vodka and is subtle, soft and the ideal base for any mix or just pure with or without ice.
An idea of American billionaire Sidney Frank, but distilled in France, in the town of Cognac. Made from French winter wheat, which is sown and harvested at different times than usual, and the high purity water from the 'Gente Spring'. Bottled with a removable cork instead of a screw cap. In the first year of production of Grey Goose, this premium vodka was hailed as "The World's Best Tasting Vodka" by the Chicago Beverage Testing Institute and was also awarded a platinum medal at the World Spirits Championship in San Francisco.
Beluga - Noble Export
This premium vodka is made in the Mariinsk Distillery in Siberia. The used spring water contains quartz and is mined 300 meters underground. After being distilled 5 times the vodka is further enriched with extracts of rice and Rhodiola Rosea. Every part of the production process is constantly under scrutiny; from the selection of the malt and blending until bottling. Beluga is a handmade vodka; quite exceptional in these times of technology. As a result, only 900 bottles per day are produced.
Legend Of Kremlin
Legend has it that the monk Isidor produced the first vodka in the 15th century on the spot where now stands the Kremlin; Monastery Chodov. This is also invoked as evidence in an international arbitration case concerning the Russian origin of vodka. Legend of Kremlin takes you back to the cradle of traditions of Russian vodka. According to the original recipe, still 5 times distilled in customized copper vats using filters made of marble, silver and platinum.
Along with soft Titlis glacier water, rich in oxygen and minerals, and slightly alkaline, which makes XELLENT virtually pH-neutral, the most important raw material is the highest quality Swiss rye of the varieties “Picasso” and “Matador”. This vodka is distilled 3 times in pot stills to over 96% purity. After a resting phase of several months, XELLENT is reduced carefully to the drinking strength of 40% ABV, in stages with short breaks in between.
David - Italian Wine Vodka
Michelangelo’s David is an iconic sculpture that is recognized across the globe. But this is probably the first time ever that a model of the head has been used to hold some incredible vodka. David Italian Wine Vodka is made from wine alcohol, which is most impressively filtered thanks to the inclusion of pure white Carrara marble fragments.
Chopin - Potato
At Chopin, in their traditional Polish way, they make all their Vodka in both Pot Stills and Column Stills. The ingredients they use, such as potatoes, rye and wheat, all grow in a radius of 25 kilometers around their distillery. Chopin always uses only 1 ingredient for their Vodka. As a result, their different Vodka's are really different from one another; A unique way of working! This Chopin Potato is 4 times distilled; The potato can be tasted well. Note the earthly tones in this creamy and certainly powerful Vodka. Ideal to enjoy pure.
3 Kilos Vodka
Who doesn’t want to drown themselves in luxury and drink vodka from a glorious gold bar? The people at 3 Kilos Vodka have got you covered! They designed a vodka inspired by Fort Knox Gold Bars. This wheat-based vodka offers quality too — distilled five times it is silky smooth and irresistible.
Mamont - Siberian
Special about this vodka is that it's Siberian from beginning to end. It all starts in the Itkul distillery, built in 1868, with pure water from an Artesian source and Siberian winter wheat. The Vodka is distilled 6 times and filtered 3 times by Siberian charcoal, to produce a nice, soft result. It's, of course, no coincidence that this Vodka is named after the Mammoth and the bottle has the shape of a tusk; Several well-preserved mammoths were found near the distillery.
This ultra premium vodka is made from the purest water from the slopes of Monte Rosa and the best quality grain grown in the valleys of the south-western Alps on the River Po. The alcohol is carefully distilled 5 times. The first 4 times as column distillation and the last time in a copper kettle. Thereafter, the distillate is filtered by means of Carrara marble chips. A very clean, and because of the small production quantities, exclusive vodka.
This vodka is distilled 7 times; 4 times filtered through charcoal and 3 times through Herkimer diamond crystals. These crystals are 500 million years old and are found only in a few places in the world, including in Herkimer, New York and regions such as Tibet and Afghanistan. The used water is chilled water from Newfoundland, Canada, the result is a perfect vodka, without additives, glycol, citrus oil or sugar.
Grey Goose VX
François Thibault, creator of Grey Goose, uses his years of experience as cognac Maitre de Chai. In creating Grey Goose VX he added aromatic notes of a precious brandy. The exact ratio is 95% vodka and 5% cognac. The "VX" in the name stands for 'vodka exceptionelle', because the vodka contains cognac, which is produced exclusively from grapes from the Grande Champagne Cognac region.
Ukiyo - Japanese Rice Vodka
The term Ukiyo refers to “living in the moment.” This brand’s Rice Vodka is made from a harvest of long grain indica rice. This is then inoculated with black kōji, a type of yeast traditionally used for sake. After fermentation it is distilled into a traditional Japanese Awamori spirit. This Awamori rice spirit is redistilled into a pure rice spirit. The result is a skillfully made Japanse Rice Vodka.
Beluga - Gold Line
Beluga Gold Line is one of the most luxurious vodkas in the world, each bottle individually numbered. This vodka is produced in Russia, filtered 5 times and fermented with natural enzymes instead of synthetic additives. All ingredients are 100% natural. This gives the pure vodka a delicious flavor, which is retained by the wax treated with cork. The included hammer comes to clean the cap.
Produced according to 17th century Polish recipe with modernized technology. Strict selection of the grain, the use of pure spring water, distilling at least 6 times, and filtering with the aid of natural diamonds; the most valuable form of carbon, to create this soft ultra premium. The bottle is in the form of an upside-down cut diamond. In the upper part of the bottle is a gemstone placed. Winner of a gold medal in the San Francisco Spirit Competion 2016.