Here at Elysium Towers we’re fond of vodka – the simplicity and versatility of the spirit is arguably unrivalled by other tipples. So we thought it was high time that we introduced a product that hails from the traditional vodka belt countries of Eastern Europe and around the Baltic Sea. It’s time to go back to the motherland comrade because this week’s recommendation for the discerning gent’s drinks cabinet is Russian Standard Gold Vodka.
Vodka is traditionally drunk neat throughout the vodka belt nations. With no additional mixers or flavours to fool your tastebuds the tipple itself should worthy of teasing the palate without burning off layers of your mouth and throat when taken in its simplest form. Russian Standard Gold certainly steps up to the mark here with its smooth texture on the tongue. Why? Because it’s made from the glacial waters of Russia’s purest source, and the one of the world’s softest water sources -Lake Ladoga. The wheat is grown in the black soil of the Russian Southern Steppes – a region rich in nutrients aiding the growth of damn fine wheat.
Distilled four times to produce what the Russian’s call ‘Luxe grade’ vodka – it’s worthy for the drinks cabinet acclaim. Russian Standard Gold offers a depth of flavour to enjoy with notes of Siberian ginseng (golden root), cinnamon, almond and vanilla to combine with the soft finish. Best enjoyed neat, as they do in the vodka belt, on the rocks, or in the multitude of vodka-based cocktails starring in menus across the nation right now.
Another reason Russian Standard Gold is befitting of the discerning gent’s drinks cabinet is due to its presentation. Nestled inside a striking golden box, the drink looks like it’s been smuggled out of the ‘very important’ room in the Kremlin. A definite crowd pleaser should the box be parted open, revealing its golden treasure during a night of entertaining at home, or celebration in the office.
For more information about Russian Standard Gold or to discover cocktail ideas, visit www.russianstandardvodka.com