When it comes to vodka, things tend to get a little tricky. If you tell people that your favorite spirit is vodka, they’ll either think you know nothing about alcohol or you’re an alcoholic. It’s safe to say the clear ethanol and water-based neutral spirit doesn’t really get a lot of respect in the alcohol world. Originating in Poland and Russia (depending on the variation), vodka is the ugly step-daughter of the alcohol world. She’s there and we love her, but we really don’t want to be seen in public with her.
But, with all of the negative energy surrounding vodka, the spirit has been distilled for centuries. It also remains one of the most popular spirits in the world. And since we’re tired of people badmouthing this classic liquor, we decided to compile a list of 10 of the most interesting vodka facts. Check them all out below.
Christopher Osburn is a freelance writer located in Rochester, NY. He writes primarily about food and drink and has had his work appear on Uproxx, Thrillist, Food & Wine, Paste, Maxim, Men's Journal and a handful of others.