Stolichnaya Elit Vodka is carefully crafted using a centuries-old Russian recipe and a revolutionary freeze filtration process. The result is an exquisite product that sets a new standard for consumers and creates an entirely new ultra-luxury category among imported vodkas. To fully appreciate the handcrafted excellence and purity of its taste, Stolichnaya Elit Vodka should only be served chilled, on ice or in traditional martinis with premium ingredients. Its creators frown upon mixing it with juices or other sweet concoctions that would mask or tarnish the quality of this superior vodka. True to its genuine character, Stolichnaya Elit is distinguished by its elegant and sleek bottle, which creates an aura of confidence and distinction. The aroma is dry, clean, and grainy, with background notes of parchment and litchi; later passes offer semisweet, mildly smoky/ashy scents of charcoal and smouldering embers. Palate entry is firm, moderately oily, bittersweet; at midpalate concentrated and spicy grain flavors mingle adroitly with the smoky, sap- and resin-sweet birch-charcoal filtering influence. Concludes sweetly and almost candy-like. Enjoy!