Recognized in its homeland and around the world as a benchmark for excellence, Russian Standard Original Vodka is unique among vodkas in that it offers both purity AND taste. Made with hardy winter wheat grown on the Black Steppes of Russia and soft glacial waters of Lake Ladoga in Russia's frozen north, the spirit is distilled multiple times, then quadruple filtered through charcoal, and relaxed for 48 hours before bottling. The result is an exceptionally pure, smooth, and delicious vodka. It is a perfect vodka to sip neat or mixed in a cocktail. Russian Standard is Vodka as It Should Be. Winner of multiple Gold medals: San Francisco World Spirits, International Spirits Challenge, Beverage Testing Institute, The Spirits Business. 94 Points and Great Value from Ultimate Spirits Challenge.