Ikon Vodka: Russian to Try It
If you ask most people about the place they most associate with vodka, they're likely to answer "Russia." I mean the word itself is a diminutive of the Russian word for water. But while we've tried and reviewed vodkas hailing from Poland to Texas, we haven't reviewed any Russian vodka yet. That's something that's going to change since we've gotten our hands on a bottle of Ikon Vodka.
We're comic book fans here at Liquor Snob, and we're suckers for a cool origin story. Here's the one we found at the Ikon site:
IKON Vodka was born in 1862, when Vassil Vassilivitch Alexandrov, a merchant of the First Guild, was awarded an imperial license to produce superior vodka, for the Russian nobility. IKON Vodka's reputation spread across the Russian Empire. The rest of Europe also recognized the excellence of this vodka. Ultimately Ikon would capture 7 gold medals at International Exhibitions in Barcelona, Paris and London.
We're not sure if old Vassil could leap a tall building in a single bound, but he made vodka, so he's a superman in our eyes. We'll post a review as soon as we can, and for now you can check out the Ikon Vodka site
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Posted by Jake Jamieson at November 3, 2005 5:12 AM