First, I would like to Thank Russian Standard Vodka for giving me the opportunity to do this review. For this review i received a one bottle of Pyccknn Russian Vodka and 2 Copper mugs. This Vodka is absolutely fabulous. It’s very smooth!
One of the biggest success stories on the contemporary spirits scene comes with an unusual moral: sometimes the key to the future can only be found in the past. Launched in 1998, Russian Standard Vodka has since become both the number-one premium vodka in its native country and one of IMPACT magazine’s top-10 “Fastest Growing Premium Spirits Brands” globally.
It was also the only newcomer brand elected to this year’s IWSR (International Wine & Spirit Research, September 2010) Elite Brands club, surpassing the likes of Absolut and Smirnoff. But Russian Standard’s roots can be traced back more than a century before – to Czarist Russia in 1894, when a scientist named Dmitri Mendeleev developed the ideal production formula for premium vodka. By adhering to these historic prescriptions, Russian Standard created its own recipe for success.
- It has a rich wheat taste, full mouth-feel, and bread-like finish.
- It is best enjoyed as a sipping shot, but is also perfect in classic cocktails like the Moscow Mule.
- Please visit RussianStandardMoscowMule.com for more information.
- It is also a vodka that can be enjoyed with food, due to its full body and bread-like finish.
- Try it with charcuterie, strong cheese, salami, pickles and olives; or Russian alternatives like smoked fish, dark breads, caviar, marinated mushrooms, and sauces flavored with dill.
Credited with kicking off a vodka craze in 1941, the Moscow Mule is one of those cocktails that just tastes right – complex, refreshing, delicious. Cocktail lore has it that a New York restaurant owner and liquor distributor created the mix of vodka, ginger beer, and lime. His customers determined that the ginger beer gave it quite a “kick,” earning the drink its terrifically catchy name. The Moscow Mule was traditionally served in a copper mug that admirably kept the drink icy cool, and quickly became a big hit in New York and on the West Coast, where Hollywood stars had their own engraved mugs.
The Moscow Mule was recently revived by Russian Standard Vodka – the #1 premium vodka in Russia – and one of the fastest growing spirits brands in the United States and around the world. The Russian Standard Moscow Mule has become the signature cocktail at spots like Yamashiro in Hollywood, Summit bar in NYC’s East Village, and The Tipsy Pig in San Francisco’s Marina district, while ambitious home mixologists have been purchasing their own copper mugs from Russian Standard’s dedicated website (www.RussianStandardMoscowMule.com).
To further attest Russian Standard’s unrivalled commitment to authenticity, it now carries a special Certificate of Origin label awarded by the Russian Federation, certifying its 100% Russian provenance and adherence to traditional vodka production methods
5 oz. premium ginger beer
Wedge of lime
Pour two ounces of Russian Standard Vodka over ice in a chilled Russian Standard copper mug or Collins glass. Add 5 ounces of ginger beer and stir gently. Garnish with a squeezed wedge of lime. For additional recipes, please visit www.RussianStandardMoscowMule.com
About Russian Standard Vodka
Russian Standard Vodka is the global leader in authentic Russian premium vodka. The Russian Standard vodka portfolio dominates the premium segment in Russia with a 60 percent market share and sales of over 2.2million cases in 2009 in Russia and more than 70 export markets across Europe, the U.S. and Asia.
Roustam Tariko, the founder of Russian Standard, introduced Russian Standard Original in 1998 as the first authentic Russian premium vodka. Russian Standard vodkas are made with only the finest Russian ingredients, conforming to the formula for vodka established in 1894 by famed Russian scientist Dmitri Mendeleev for Russia’s Czars. Two years after launch, sales of Russian Standard Original surpassed all imported premium vodkas on the Russian market, leading to broad international expansion and the launch of Russian Standard Platinum in 2001, IMPERIA Vodka, the company’s luxury brand, in 2004, and Russian Standard Gold in 2008. For more information please visit www.RussianStandardVodka.com.
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A product was received for review. I was not paid in any form of cash for this posting. The opinions expressed are my own and were NOT influenced in any way.