Stolichnaya Elit VodkaElit by Stolichnaya is the ultra-luxury vodka with a single-minded focus on precision. This award-winning vodka starts with single-sourced grain, grown on our own farms in one of the richest, most fertile environments on Earth. Its distilled three times, balanced with water from our own artisan well, then filtered through fine quartz sand and Russian birch charcoal. The final step is what truly distinguishes elit freeze filtration at -18º C to rid of any imperfections before bottling. The flawless vodka is then bottled in an equally remarkable vessel.Stolichnaya is a renowned Russian brand, founded and owned by Russian billionaire Yuri Sheffler in 1901 the label gets its name from stolitsa (capital city). Their unique vodka is crafted from hand selected rye and grain sourced from the Stolichnaya single estate in Russia's Tambov region. The vodka is fermented using artesian water before being triple distilled.After being diluted to bottling strength the spirit is filtered through quartz, sand, activated charcoal, and then finally woven cloth. After this thorough distillation the spirit is sent to the renowned Latvijas Balzams facility in Riga, Latvia, where it is to be blended with artesian well water drawn from deep below the earth's surface. The spirit then passes through the distillerys famed signature freeze-filtration process. The liquid passes through at -18ËšC. The extra-chilled spirit is then passed at an ultra-slow velocity through ion-charged filters before it is rested. This classic ultra premium Russian vodka, is an impeccably smooth stunning vodka with distinctive flavors of aniseed and spice. This elegant vodka won a Gold medal at the 2013 SFWSC and scored 97 points from the Beverage Tasting Institute in 2017.