Vodka is the queen of spirits, and perhaps the world's most popular white liquor. Its origin, which is disputed between Russia and Poland, dates back to the 14th century, and the name derives from the Russian and Polish diminutive of 'water'. The filtering of the distillate with charcoal contributes to the purity and transparency that have made it appreciated throughout the world. Production in Western Europe and America is a recent and successful phenomenon, so much so that nowadays a distinction is made between the traditional Eastern style and the Western style, which may be flavoured. Whether enjoyed neat and cold, as tradition dictates, or in cocktails and long drinks, as is the custom in Western countries, it is loved throughout the world for its remarkable and elegant aromatic cleanliness.
Pure Japanese distillate. It comes from a rice base that is then distilled three times. From the smooth and clean sip and the hints of violet and citrus