Stolichnaya Elit Vodka (700ml)
Developed to capitalise on the popularity of the Stolichnaya brand, this is a unique super-premium release produced from 100% grain, using a patented 'freeze-filtration' technique. The first step in Stolichnaya’s reinterpretation of the process is to pass the spirit through a special silver filter upon which the vodka is frozen to -18C. During the freezing, the vodka becomes glycerine-like, and the solubility of different impurities reduces. The liquids density increases causing all the impurities to freeze against the walls of the filtration tanks. These unwanted crystalline substances are then discarded from the distillate resulting in one of the finest and smoothest vodkas on the market today.
Other reviews... Clear. Very neutral aromas of river rocks, faint anise, and custard. A silky, effortless entry leads to a glycerous, dryish medium-to-full body of sweet cream, powdered sugar, talc, and tarragon, and honeyed lemon verbena flavors. Finishes with long, smooth wet stone and lemon custard-like fade. Superb texture, smoothness, and clean pure flavors. 40% Alc.Vol.
International Review of Spirits Award: Platinum Medal
97 points (Superlative) - tastings.com