The definition of Vodka varies quite significantly from country to country, but generally can be defined as unaged colorless distilled spirit produced from neutral alcohol / spirits of agricultural origin, without distinctive character, aroma and taste.
Regulations will greatly depend on country and can refer to raw materials/ min %abv in vodka/ possibility to use any ingredients different from neutral alcohol and water/ obligation to use carbon filtration/etc.
Production: As vodka is primarily mix of water and alcohol, quality of both will have a significant impact on quality of final product.
- Usually for dilution of neutral alcohol water processed with reverse osmosis is used to allow clarity and stability of vodka.
- Carbon filtration of alcohol-water mixture is used by majority of producers to remove some organic impurities and improve quality
of vodka due to physical and chemical absorption and oxidation reactions.
- Final Filtration is dedicated to removing any charcoal particles, ensuring a long shelf life and increasing product shine.
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