Recognized in its homeland as a benchmark for excellence, Russian Standard Vodka owes its name and quality to Dmitri Mendeleevs classic formula, commissioned by Tsar Alexander III for optimum balance and purity. Its combination of traditional wheat taste-from the hardy winter wheat of the Russian steppes-and remarkable clarity-from the soft glacial waters of the frozen north-make Russian Standard Original a perfect vodka to sip neat or as your preferred spirit for a long drink. Russian Standard has come to epitomize vodka in the spirits motherland, and in the process become an iconic symbol of modern Russian life and dynamism. The dramatic bottle design, inspired by the Ivan the Great Bell Tower in the heart of Moscow, evokes Russia's Imperial past, and the vital role that vodka plays in Russia's most elegant traditions. Striking a balance between Russian heritage and the energy of modern life, Russian Standard Vodka is a masterpiece of technology, passion and craftsma.