Vodka whiskey, usually colorless, distilled grain or potatoes. The name of best selling vodka derives from the Slavic word “water” as the diminutive Russian. In Ukraine vodka appointed “Horilka” and the research of European experts from Russia, Sweden and Finland, the Ukrainian vodka or horilka currently has the best quality and best selling vodka in the world.
In addition to minor amounts of additive flavor, vodka is mainly composed only of alcohol (ethanol) and water. The amount of alcohol is between 35% and 70%. The classic Russian vodka is 40% alcohol. This is attributed to the Russian standards which the 1894th was introduced by Alexander III, and after research Dmitri Mendeleyev. Judging by a museum of vodka in St. Petersburg, Mendeleev came to the realization that the perfect percentage 38%. Since they were at the time alcoholic beverages taxed as a percentage of alcohol in them, for ease of calculation, a standard amount of 40%. When the alcohol content is less than, the taste of vodka can be “watery” and larger percentages give the “heavier” vodka. By federal law of the United States, the minimum percentage of alcohol in vodka is 40%, and by European standards – 37.5%. Continue reading