Russian vodka is the most famous
and widespread alcoholic drink, the history of which dates back to the 15th
century, but there is still no definite answer who was the first to prepare
this strong, alcoholic and national Russian drink. Today there are several
types of vodka: ordinary vodka (bread wine), special vodka and fruit vodka.
In Russia, ordinary vodka is a
40% solution of purified alcohol in water from fusel oil. Cleaning takes place
hot or cold. The alcohol is diluted with water and then filtered through
charcoal in several vats. This is done in order to get rid of a lot of fusel
Special vodka is made with the
addition of various essential oils and special aromatic substances, which are
dissolved in ordinary vodka.
To make fruit vodka, crushed ripe
berries are used, then juice is squeezed out, sugar is added and left to
ferment. The fermentation process takes place with the addition of yeast. Then
all this is sent for distillation.