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Tynemouth Vodka


40% alc/vol 70cl

Tynemouth Vodka is distilled by hand in small batches for The Wine Chambers. Tynemouth Vodka is made from 100% wheat distilled in copper column stills . It is meticulously made and quadruple  distilled, creating an exceptionally smooth spirit. Best served with lots of ice and your favourite mixer. Origin of modern vodka can be traced to the Poland and Russia. These two countries are in a disagreement to this day, trying to determine who was first to create this iconic drink. Historically speaking, the first record of the production of vodka (its name was derived from the Russian word "voda", which means "water") comes from the 9th century Russia, and the first distillery was mentioned in the Russian newspaper Vyatka Chronicle two centuries later in 1174. Polish clam of the discovery of vodka goes back to the 8th century, but many historians are in an agreement that by then they only produced crude brandy, distilled from the wine. Popularity of vodka began to rise during 14th century. By then, vodka was used for over 2 centuries as a medical remedy, but according to legend, monk called Isidore from Chudov Monastery in Kremlin made a first recipe for Russian vodka. Using his knowledge of distillation, he created the drink that became very popular in the entire country. By 1540 Russian Tsar Ivan 'the Terrible'decided to replenish royal treasury by introducing high taxes on vodka and establishing network of taverns across the land. These government taverns had the exclusive rights to sell vodka to the people, and the private manufacture of this drink was punishable by law (this of course was not applicable to the nobility, who still had the permission to make their own vodka). By 17th century vodka became national drink of Russia, and it became regularly served on the Royal court, used during celebration and religious ceremonies. During that time, vodka remained made with relatively low alcohol volume (not exceeding 40% by volume) and it was called by numerous names burning wine, bread wine or simply wine (Russia did not have capability to produce grapes, and very small quantities of expensive Western European wine were imported). Name vodka however referred to the medicinal type of drinks, often surpassing 75% of alcohol volume.
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