About Pristine Vodka
Sometimes "The name is the sign" proverb is true, and you know what you're getting with Pristine vodka: an exceptionally silky premium vodka. It's made from Ukrainian wheat, grown in the ultra-rich Chornozem black soil, and crystalline spring water from the Carpathian Mountains. They distill and charcoal-filter it five times, using old methods to get the alluringly pure and crisp spirit. Beverage Testing Institute gave it 93 points in 2012 and called it "superbly smooth and elegantly stylish," while the International Review of Spirits awarded it with Gold. Designed for connoisseurs, perfect for everyone, we'd say.
In 1989, Alexander Bratslavsky left Ukraine and moved to the States. He realized premium vodkas on American shelves were dull, flat, and overpriced. So, he decided to share the ancient tradition of fine Ukrainian vodka with his new compatriots. He started by importing vodka from the homeland, but he learned a lot along the way and finally built his own brand. His deceptively simple formula (old recipe + best Ukrainian ingredients + premium feel + reasonable price) paid off as he created a blockbuster that won multiple industry awards.
Historians are not clear on the exact origin of vodka since different sources link its beginning to both Russia and Poland. But one thing is clear: this somewhat simple spirit, first used as a medicinal concoction, has become one of the most versatile drinks in the world.
It can be distilled from any type of grains, potatoes, or even grapes worldwide. Due to its simplicity, this unaged spirit's main flavor factor is the quality of water and the ingredients used in the distillation process.
Primarily used in cocktails, vodka can also stand its ground when enjoyed neat.
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