History And making method of vodka

Russian “vodka” has the same root as polish “wodka”, and Slavic means a small amount of water.

In 1533, “vodka” was first mentioned in ancient Russian literature, which means “medicine” in novgord’s Chronicle. It is used to scrub the wound. Taking it can reduce the pain.
In 1751, yekaterina I issued an official document in which “vodka” had the meaning of alcoholic beverage, but in the folk, alcohol was still called “grain wine” or usually simply “wine”.

The traditional brewing method of vodka is to distill the liquor semen with alcohol content up to 96% with potato or corn, barley and rye as raw materials, and then make the alcohol flow through the container containing a large amount of charcoal to absorb the impurities in the liquor (1.5kg charcoal shall be continuously filtered for no less than 8 hours for every 10 liters of distilled liquid, and at least 10% charcoal shall be replaced after 40 hours);
Finally, it is a pure beverage with high alcohol concentration that is diluted to 40-50% alcohol with distilled water to remove toxins and other foreign matters contained in alcohol.
Vodka can be sold and drunk without aging. There are also a small amount of flavored vodka. After dilution, it has to go through the process of fragrance stringing to make it have aromatic taste. Vodka, like gin, is a high-precision hard drink made of grain and does not need to be stored.

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