The lowdown: The classic Russian vodka in the minds of millions across the world. Its production technique has been carfeully refined over the course of five hundred years. Made from wheat and rye grain the glorious smoothness is a result of two distillations and four filtrations.
Possibly the most well known Vodka brand in the world Stolichnaya's roots stretch back to the early twentieth century in Russia, but since during much of that time was during the Soviet era a lot of their history is somewhat opaque.
These days it it produced both in Russia and Latvia by rival companies that have disputed ownership of the brand for many years. Notwithstanding this its popularity continues unabated and it remains the standard bearer across the world.