10 No.1 Vodka Facts You Didn’t Know

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A party lover’s best friend and an on-budget college student's god-sent resort, Smirnoff vodka is a favourite amongst every demographic. Known as the world’s top-selling vodka, Smirnoff is a brand that has to be taken seriously. It is the No.1 vodka brand not only for its versatile flavour profile but also for its affordability.

Become A Smirnoff Specialist With These Vodka Facts

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No matter how well you know your vodka, these vodka facts will most definitely shock you. 

1. Smirnoff Vodka is gluten-free and charcoal filtered

The unflavoured version of Smirnoff is gluten-free. The vodka is charcoal filtered which helps in mellowing the spirit by removing impurities. 

2. Smirnoff was a target of Tolstoy and Chekhov

In the hours Tolstoy and Chekhov were not engrossed in their literary work, they planned on taking down the alcohol industry. They both led an anti-alcohol campaign in the late 19th century. However, they could not accomplish this as Pyotr Smirnov’s son Vladimir escaped the country and took his Vodka recipe to France. 

- Smirnov used unique marketing techniques
Pyotr Smirnov, creator of Smirnoff Vodka in Russia, used a genius marketing strategy. He gave food and drink to panhandlers and in return, he asked them to ask for Smirnoff vodka wherever they went (influencer marketing, but 19th century style!)

Moreover, Smirnoff manufacturers contributed to charities in the 19th century that influenced the clergy minds on drinking evils and stopped the anti-Smirnoff public campaigns. A little bribery spiked their sales magnanimously. 

- It “stirred up” the martini game

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Smirnoff vodka is shown to be James Bond's favourite drink and this 007-style drink shifted the craze from gin-based martinis to vodka-based martinis. 

- People love it, even when blindfolded!
The New York Times cited Smirnoff Vodka as a “hands down favourite” after conducting a blind taste test between Smirnoff and 20 other premium vodka brands. Amazing taste and inexpensive? Pour me one! 

- Known for starting a viral party game
Ever heard of being "iced”? Smirnoff Ice Vodka became a viral drink in 2010 when frat boys started a game of “Icing a Bro” where a person hides the vodka bottle at a place they are sure the target will spot it. Once the bottle is spotted, they have to chug it down. 

- Smirnoff Ice is everything but vodka
Sorry to burst the bubble but Smirnoff Ice is not vodka. It is a brewed drink, more similar to beer than vodka. 

- There’s something for the health freaks too

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Prepare shots for all your health-conscious friends because Smirnoff has a range of sugar-free Smirnoff Ices and flavour infusions with zero sugar. 

- Ice Cream helps with the Smirnoff hangover
South Korea has developed a grapefruit-flavour ice cream that is a perfect cure for the vodka after-effects. Better than those nasty concoctions!

- 33 crazy flavours of Smirnoff
Vodka has never been this experimental. Smirnoff offers 33 different flavours, from Whipped cream flavour to root beer float. Citizens of over 130 countries are fans of Smirnoff. 

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With a smooth finish, a clean palate, and numerous ways to relish the drink, Smirnoff Vodka is indeed the No. 1 vodka. It is riveting that a shot of vodka holds so much history. To know more such fascinating vodka facts and alcohol information, head on to The Bar!