Russian Vodka brands
According to a legend, around 1430, a monk named Isidore from Chudov Monastery inside the Moscow Kremlin made a recipe of the first Russian vodka. Having a special knowledge and distillation devices, he became the creator of a new, higher quality type of alcoholic beverage. This “bread wine”, as it was initially known, was for a long time produced exclusively in the Grand Duchy of Moscow and in no other principality of Rus. Thus, this beverage was closely associated with Moscow.
By the 1860s, due to the government policy of promoting consumption of state-manufactured vodka, it became the drink of choice for many Russians.