Everything about vodka is still unknown, apparently the purest and simplest alcoholic beverage to produce. Iceberg water, hibiscus flowers, goat milk, emeralds, caffeine and other components of the most unusual vodkas on the planet are part of a list of the most extraordinary types of vodka that can be found in the market prepared by Forbes magazine .
Potato vodka, Chase
The main characteristic of potato vodka is its manual production method, as well as the concentration of all manufacturing processes on a farm in Hertfordshire (in the south east of England, in the United Kingdom) where they grow potatoes, ferment them, denature the alcohol and distil it. All stages of the process can be followed on the Chase Distillery website. Recently, only 1,000 bottles of this vodka were produced annually. According to its producer William Chase, the most important thing is not quantity, but quality. But after the resounding success of his product, he promised to increase production, ensuring that the process will remain manual.
The sparkling vodka, O2
The sparkling vodka O2 currently enjoys great popularity. The drink was manufactured by Philip Maitland (International English Distillers Ltd) who states that the celebration of the new millennium in Paris inspired him to create this type of vodka: looking at his friends who drank champagne. Maitland, who prefers vodka, came up with the idea of combining those two drinks. The development of this unique technology took two years, after which the manufacturer patented his invention. O2 sparkling vodka is produced on the basis of the best varieties of English wheat, the purest water and goes through a triple distillation. It is believed that O2 is easier to drink, and is enjoyed if consumed in moderation. Today it is no longer the only sparkling vodka in the world, it is also manufactured in Lithuania and Sweden.
Mongolian vodka, "Hero of the descendants of Chingiz Jan"
Europeans rate Mongolian argi vodka as "cunning water." Argi is a 38 degree vodka that is made from milk, which allows to avoid drunkenness. The method of preparing argi stood the test of time: fermented goat's milk is subjected to distillation. Mongolian vodka has a pleasant taste and is more like unwanted milk than alcoholic beverage that is drunk on the run, and those who are not familiar with argi will not be able to avoid poisoning, in particular for that reason it is called “water cunning. " Vodka producers are probing the land to distribute it on a large scale. The drink has already received several international awards for cleanliness, softness and unusual flavor. The vodka Hero of the descendants of Chingiz Jan is considered one of the best argi in Mongolia for export.
Blackberry Vodka and Hibiscus Flowers, Chambord
Chambord brand vodka is very popular in France. The drink is produced on the basis of the purest water in the country, wheat, hibiscus flowers and blackberries, and is used in the production of numerous cocktails. The flavored vodka segment remains the only one in the alcohol market, which after the global financial crisis, is gaining momentum.
The southernmost vodka in the world, 42 Below
The New Zealand Pacific Dawn Limited company manufactures the world's southernmost vodka, the 42 Below. The number 42 of the title is a parallel that passes through the center of the country, as well as the strength of vodka. Due to the degree of alcohol, the price of the drink is higher than usual. 42 Below is produced near Wellington, in a place that was recognized as an ideal of the planet, in terms of purity of air and water, which make this vodka one of the purest in both hemispheres. You can find the 42 Below flavored with guava, pineapple, passion fruit, kiwi and tea tree flowers with honey. In addition to New Zealand, vodka is sold in US cities. and the United Kingdom.
The most life-giving vodka in the world, V2
Dutch vodka V2 contains strong and energetic alcohol. However, V2 is distinguished from the usual mixture of vodka and Redbull by the absence of dyes, preservatives and sugar. The drink is manufactured from the best varieties of wheat and the purest water. It is then mixed with a cocktail of caffeine and taurine. Manufacturers claim that this vodka is very life-giving and is better than a very strong cup of coffee.
Iceberg vodka, Iceberg
The Canadian Iceberg drink is produced based on the pure water found in the Icebergs Valley near the island of Newfoundland. As of 1994, the sailors of the island deliver pieces of icebergs of several tons (with an average age of 12,000 years and up to 10 tons of weight) to the place of production of the vodka where the melted water is combined with the grain alcohol submitted to triple distillation. The manufacturers claim that it is the purest vodka in the world, because the ice used to produce it was formed 12,000 years ago and the only pollution it suffered was volcanic dust that leaks easily. On the Iceberg website you can see a video and photos on how the icebergs are delivered to Newfoundland.
The strongest vodka in the world, the Shanghai Strength Pincer
The Pincer Shanghai Strength Scottish vodka is 88.8 degrees. The Scots surprised the world by creating a luxury vodka with unprecedented strength. A century of experience in alcohol purification. Water from the mountains of Scotland, selected seeds and thistle extract add softness to vodka, despite its high grade. The main market of this vodka is China, explained by the character of the number “8”, which in the Asian giant: it is traditionally considered to be one of the happiest and therefore the vodka that contains three 8 will bring only good luck.
The most expensive vodka in the world, DIVA Premium Vodka
Starting at about $ 2053, the world's most sophisticated vodka is produced in Scotland. The drink that undergoes mandatory filtration derives its name from Diamond Vodka. The process is carried out in two stages: the first phase is carried out through the northern birch charcoal and then by crumbs of the precious stones: diamonds, rubies, emeralds. The result is a very soft vodka that is stigmatized by sellers as feminine, which is due not only to softness, but to a unique glass tube filled with stones. The final price depends on the cost of these stones. As a result, the variation in the price of vodka is surprising: from a few thousand to millions of dollars.
French grape vodka, Ciroc
Ciroc vodka is produced using winemaking, fermentation and cold maceration techniques based on the best varieties of French grapes, which are grown in the vicinity of Gaul and the Cognac region, where the methods of up to now are used. Cultivation of Benedictine monks and the harvest is done entirely by hand.
The black vodka, Blavod
The name Blavod is derived from the black vodka created in 1996 by a British marketing expert, Mark Dorman. The idea of the drink came up in a bar in San Francisco, where a waiter served Dorman a vodka with a tonic and then offered other customers black coffee or coffee with milk. The invention instantly became a success among all young people, nightclub patrons who pay attention not only to quality, but to the external appearance of the drink. The black color of vodka is achieved by adding an extract of the Acacia catechu plant, originally from Indonesia, Malaysia, Burma, Costa Malabar and Jamaica, which has no effect on the taste of the drink, although consumers say it is Plant adds a special softness.