Stolichnaya is in a class of its own. Stolichnaya only selects the purest alcohols, called the narrow cut, by discarding the harsher heads and the oily tails from the heart of the run. Stolichnaya ultra-modern distillery in Tambov, allows only three distillations and four filtrations. That results in a spirit so smooth, Russian authorities created a separate class to honor it, the Alpha Class.Stolichnaya Vodka is a classically styled, exceptionally smooth vodka. Crystal clear in color with marshmallow, mineral and mild fruit peel aromas, a soft, supple entry leads to a smooth, medium bodied palate with pastry frosting, talc and citrus rind flavors. It finishes with a clean, lightly sweet, sugar dust, wet straw and balanced pepper fade.