Flavoured vodkas have only recently become fashionable, but the earliest vodkas were always flavoured, though that was entirely due to necessity. When commercial distillation got underway, during the 14-15th centuries, the original technology was obviously crude, and distillers lacked the ability to rectify ('purify') the spirit.
A traditionally made vodka from Russia. Okhotnichya is filtered through birch charcoal and quartz sand. Flavoured with Port Wine and a range of spices. Popular among the likes of Fisherman, Hunters, and general outdoorsey people. Envigorating and revitalizing.
Comparatively new Finlandia variant from a company that was one of the earliest into the flavoured vodka category. As you would expect from Finlandia, this is a very clean vodka and the flavours are upfront but not OTT. Recommended.