Moskovskaya maintains a minimalist approach to making vodka. Born in Moscow in the tumultuous year of 1938, this approach is still upheld today as a philosophy of doing the simple things well, to ensure that every bottle of Moskovskaya vodka is of the same outstanding quality. The process begins with the selection of grain to give Moskovskaya its satisfying depth of character, gentle bread flavour and peppery finish. Once blended with purified water, fermentation of the grain mash begins and continues at a steady pace for three days. Distillation follows immediately, driving the liquid through states of immense pressure and heat to remove volatile impurities. Moskovskaya is then triple distilled to deliver a pure, strong spirit. This is carefully balanced with artesian well water before a three-stage filtration process. This starts with quartz sand and progresses on to activated charcoal before a final filtration back through quartz sand to deliver vodka of great purity and a traditional Russian style. For three quarters of a century Moskovskaya has defended the finest traditions of quality, delivering vodka satisfaction in its most authentic form.