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Vodka, a clear and generally colorless spirit, has a long and fascinating history. While its exact origins remain a subject of debate, vodka’s early roots can be traced to Eastern Europe, particularly Russia and Poland. These countries have a rich tradition of distilling spirits and are likely the birthplace of vodka as we know it today.

The word ‘vodka’ is derived from the Slavic word ‘voda’, meaning water, which reflects its high water content. In the early days, vodka was primarily consumed for medicinal purposes and as a disinfectant! It wasn’t until later that it gained popularity as a recreational beverage.

Poland claims to have been distilling vodka since the 8th century. Russian vodka, on the other hand, gained prominence in the 14th century, thanks to the introduction of more advanced distillation techniques. Both countries have had a significant influence on the development and spread of vodka worldwide.

Throughout history, vodka played a significant role in the social and cultural fabric of Eastern European societies. It became an integral part of celebrations, rituals, and everyday life. Its popularity soared in the 16th and 17th centuries when it became the preferred spirit of the Russian nobility and the Russian Orthodox Church.

The production and regulations surrounding vodka have evolved over time. Traditionally, vodka was distilled using a pot still, water, and fermented wheat, grain, rye, potatoes, or sugar beet, and filtered through charcoal to remove impurities. Today, modern techniques and advanced technology have enhanced the production process, resulting in a wide range of vodka styles and flavors.

Vodka has indeed journeyed a long way from its humble origins to its current global popularity, and NEFT Vodka carries this impressive legacy forward. This Austrian-made vodka has its roots in time-honored distillation techniques. NEFT Vodka respects the traditions of its Eastern European predecessors while embodying modern finesse. Using ancient non-GMO rye grains, NEFT Vodka exemplifies how quality ingredients contribute to an outstanding spirit, offering a unique and luxurious sipping experience.