Vodka has become the most successful spirit in the last few years because it's the most versatile, mixing more readily with a wider range of ingredients than any other spirit. Vodka offers more cocktails, and inspires more new cocktails, than any other spirit, and it is cocktails that drive vodka's popularity.
Staritsky Levistsky Reserve Vodka is a vintage vodka made from grain harvested from black earth and spring water enriched by quartz. This is produced in small batches in the Carpathian region of Ukraine.
An old bottle of Luksosowa Vofka. A fantastically creamy triple-distilled potato vodka with a lightly sweet finish, 'Luksosowa' is the Polish term for 'luxury vodka' and it's not difficult to see why. We estimate this bottle dates from the 1970s.
Chase is a superb potato vodka from the people who brought us Tyrrell's lovely crisps. Fabulously creamy and smooth - serve straight from the fridge for best effects. San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2010: Best Vodka in the World; Double Gold Medal
Croatia's Akvinta is a blend of triple-distilled high-grade Italian wheat spirit filtered through Charcoal, Marble, Silver, Gold and Platinum and then diluted with Croatian spring water. First appearing in the UK's style bars in 2008, Akvinta quickly established itself in the super-premium vodka category and has been picking up Gold Medals at various international competitions ever since. Akvinta is certified both kosher and organic.
A special release of Absolut, combining a litre of their crisp Swedish vodka with a limited edition bottle. The bottle is faceted to reflect light and the label is made out of fabric, in honour of the fashion industry.
A Polish potato based vodka, part of Vestal's range of high quality vintaged spirits. The potatoes used as the base for this vodka are the Vineta varietal and are all grown in the Kaszebe region of central northern Poland.
Marquis is an extremely fancily-packaged private label vodka distilled by Polmos Bialystok in Poland from 'exceptional rye grain'. The Latin motto on the bottle is Nulli Secundis, meaning Second to None.
An eye-catching bottle for this top-quality super-premium Russian vodka. Legend of Kremlin is a pure grain vodka made with soft spring water and is so highly-regarded in its homeland that it is supplied to the Kremlin, the Duma (Russian parliament) and various other government and federal agencies in Russia for official functions.
Pravda is a handmade premium vodka from southern Poland, where it is distilled using late harvest 'sweet' rye and very pure springwater from the nearby Carpathian mountains. Perhaps uniquely, after a five-stage column distillation, Pravda is then redistilled in a copper still to impart a smoother quality to the spirit.