Developer: Stolishnaya Distillery.
Alcoholic degree: 40°.
Peculiarities of the elaboration: Stolíchnaya has its origins in the warehouse No. 1 of the state of Moscow, which was opened in 1901 by the authorities to ensure a better production of high quality vodka. Since 2001, the registered trademark has been subject to conflict between the SPI corporate group and the Russian government.
Your process begins with the grains of wheat and rye. Water from artesian wells in the Kaliningrad region is added to these grains to begin fermentation that lasts about 60 hours. Once the fermentation is complete, the resulting liquid is distilled four times. This alcohol is diluted by force by bottling it with more water from artesian wells to make the vodka soft. Then it is filtered through quartz sand, sand, activated charcoal, and finally through cloth weave.
Tasting note: Colorless, with steely sparkles. On the nose, the initial notes are broad and luminous, with citrus and slightly smoked and mineral notes. The palate is silky, with citrus aromas (lime, grapefruit) very present in the passage through the mouth. It finishes very smoothly, with a very pleasant bitter note.
Uses in cocktails: Bloody Mary.
Ingredients: 1½ oz. of vodka, 3 oz. of tomato juice, 3 drops of Tabasco sauce, the juice of 1 lemon, ½ teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper ground to taste, a sprig of celery, ice.
- Put all the ingredients in a mixing glass and shake with a long spoon until everything is well integrated.
- Serve in a long glass with ice, decorated with a stalk of celery.