Which Other Vodkas Are Produced in Russia? In addition to Russian Standard and Beluga Noble, Russian brands include Husky Vodka, Jewel of Russia, Moskovskaya, Polugar, Ustianochka, and Zyr Russian Vodka.
A Russian name doesn't mean a vodka is Russian-made. Smirnoff is named after Vladimir Smirnoff who fled from Russia during the country's revolution, but it's owned by British company Diageo (ticker: DEO) and is made in the U.S., Canada, and many other countries—but not Russia.
GREY GOOSE vodka is distilled in the gastronomy capital of the world, France, using the traditions of the Maître de Chai with only two ingredients – single-origin Picardie winter wheat and natural spring water.
But the most popular vodkas in the U.S. – including Smirnoff, Ciroc, Tito's, Absolut, Svedka, Grey Goose, SKYY and New Amsterdam – are not made in Russia. They are made in Sweden, France, the U.K. and the U.S.
Since the early 2000s, Stoli Group, which manufactures Stolichnaya Vodka along with a variety of flavored spirits, has been based in Latvia. After its founding in the Soviet Union in 1938, the company's former CEO, Yuri Shefler, moved the firm out of Russia in 2000 as Putin was coming into power.
One source is our production philosophy, meaning that every aspect of our production journey takes place in and around the small village of Åhus, Sweden. All ingredients for Absolut Vodka are sourced from southern Sweden.
1. Khor Platinum Vodka. Khor Vodka is produced by the Khortutsa Distillery and currently exports its product to more than 87 countries across the world. The brand was established in 1998 by Evgeny Chernyak and began selling alcoholic beverages in the same year.
While Smirnoff had its beginnings in Russia, Vladimir Smirnoff fled the country during the Revolution and re-established the brand in Europe more than a century ago.
The distillery that produces Belvedere was constructed in 1910. Production began in 1993 at the facility located at Polmos Żyrardów, Poland.
Stoli is a name you might recognize as it is probably the most famous Russian vodka brand abroad.
Smirnoff (/ˈsmɪərnɒf/; Russian: [smʲɪrˈnof]) is a brand of vodka owned and produced by the British company Diageo. The Smirnoff brand began with a vodka distillery founded in Moscow by Pyotr Arsenievich Smirnov (1831–1898). It is distributed in 130 countries.
Nemiroff. Nemiroff's distillery has been creating vodka, or "horilka" as it is called in Ukrainian, since 1872. They've used the past 150 years to perfect their recipe because Nemiroff is smooth and easy on your palate.
Belvedere is created by a collective - a family of employees who distill Belvedere in its hometown of Zyrardów in Poland. Belvedere only sources its Polska rye locally, working closely with eight agricultural partners allowing 100% traceability of the grains.
Rusty Barrel Vodka by Rusty Barrel Spirits
The Rusty Barrel's premium Vodka is made from a base of Australian wheat and pure Australian water.
A fan favourite, this vodka is carefully crafted in the heart of France and distilled five times for purity.
AVOSHPremium Australian Vodka 700ml. These award winning trailblazers have now developed a uniquely Australian premium vodka, also produced in Margaret River, Western Australia.
Absolut is the world's leading premium vodka and sixth-largest spirits brand. The brand has been part of the Pernod Ricard group since 2008.
The taste is as biting and distinct as ever. Our panel split over its merits; some found Stoli to be “less blunt” than Absolut, praised its “interesting attack” and “potency,” and noticed “hints of charcoal” in its flavor. (I found out later that Stoli is filtered through quartz, cloth, and Siberian birch charcoal.)
Owned by the English, now bottled in Australia and imported from the U.S.A, Smirnoff ranks as the most popular mid-priced vodka on the market.
Grey Goose is a brand of vodka produced in France. It was created in the 1990s by Sidney Frank, who sold it to Bacardi in 2004.
It's one of the most reliable and inexpensive vodkas out there with several flavors to explore. The brand claims to be the world's most popular vodka and most awarded name in the category. Smirnoff is a grain-based vodka; the unflavored is available in 80-, 90-, and 100-proof bottles.