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.
Billed as 'the bloody original vodka spirit', this is a spirit produced in a similar manner to a vodka. It's an infusion of spices, aromatics and botanicals including chilli, black pepper and cayenne in English wheat vodka to create the perfect back bone to a bloody mary.
Zubrowka is one of the best Polish vodkas available, flavoured with a special kind of aromatic bisongrass that is so prized that it costs £400 per kilo. Long-renowned for its luxurious flavours and stellar quality, Zubrowka is simply outstanding with apple juice, especially the posh cloudy stuff. IWSC 2012 - Gold Medal - Vodka