Imperial Collection Gold Vodka (700ml)

$47. 99 Bottle
$575.88 Dozen
ABV: 40%
A vodka produced from highest quality, quadrupled-distilled grain spirit and the best water - from the Ladoga Lake, remarkable for its softness. In Russia, Vodka originated in the south, in a zone with a favorable mild climate, far from industry, where the best types of wheat grow. It is believed that 'grain wine' (an alternate name for vodka) appeared and was actively produced for the first time in grain-producing regions, i.e., in the territory of the present Rostov Kursk, Oryol, Tambovo, Voronezh, and Saratov regions. Wheat has historically been cultivated in these territories. Today, experts select grain with high starch content and outstanding organoleptic characteristics. The 'Saratov' type of wheat, for example, which is used in the production of alcohol for 'Imperial Collection' vodka, meets these standards. Wheat is sent from the south of the country to the west, to the ancient Russian city of Smolensk, where the merchant P.A. Machulsky established an alcohol plant in 1871. The plant has always been famous for its high-quality production and has earned numerous prizes and awards at competitions and exhibitions.

Vodka Imperial Collection was presented on official reception on the day of Inauguration of the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin. The vodka was awarded with a gold medal in International Contest as a Best product of year 2004 at the International Exhibition PROD-EXPO 2004. An oval medallion on the front of the bottle features a portrait of Russian Emperor, Peter The Great (“In Armor”) by the Dutch painter Karl Moore (1717).

Tasting note: Brilliant, crystal clear. Pure and fresh with subtle notes of icing sugar, cool mint and mineral followed by a smooth, creamy yet dry, mildly peppery profile with lemon myrtle yoghurt and semi-sweet grainy notes in the aftertaste. Excellent balance and mouthfeel - a pleasure to drink on its own. 40% Alc./Vol.

Other reviews... Clear. Very clean and neutral aromas suggest brioche, powdered sugar and fig yogurt with a silky, off-dry medium body and a long, smooth, sweet cream and delicate peppery spice finish. Great purity and balance. Will make a fine martini or sip neat. 40% Alc./Vol.
International Review of Spirits Award: Gold Medal
RATING: 93 points (Exceptional)
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