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Review: Russian Standard Vodka

Posted by Arctic Wolf on April 14, 2011

Photo Courtesy Of Beam Global - Alberta

The Russian Standard Vodka Company was introduced in 1998 by Russian businessman and entrepreneur,  Roustam Tariko (the owner of Russian  Standard Bank). This is a traditional Russian Vodka made from hardy winter wheat cultivated on the Russian steppes. What is not traditional is that the spirit is quadruple distilled at the company’s distillation and rectification facilities in Saint Petersburg and then blended with the glacial waters from Lake Ladoga (whose waters were chosen for their renowned softness and purity). The Russian Standard Vodka is raised to a final level of  purification using a quadruple charcoal filtering process, and then it is finished in steel ‘resting’ tanks before bottling.

I was given a bottle of  Russian Standard Original Vodka to review on my blog by the Beam Global Team here in my home Province of Alberta. Beam Global is responsible for the sales and distribution of this spirit in my home province and across Canada.

Here is an excerpt from my review:

“….An ever so light rye-like warmth teased my palate and my throat in a delightful manner. I noticed no burn at all; however, a slow building warmth seemed to grow in my throat afterwards. My friends all had similar experiences to mine, and we all liked that slow building warmth which followed the shot of vodka…”

You may read the full review here:

Review: Russian Standard Vodka

As well I have included a cocktail called the Sweet Moscow Mule.


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