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OOO "KLVZ CRYSTAL" traces its history back to 1901.

Есть музеи, посвященные крепкому алкогольному напитку

Водка — это напиток, к которому прикован интерес широкой общественности. История этого крепкого алкоголя довольно длинная, а фактов и интересных событий, связанных с этим напитком, столько, что не удивительно, что существуют музеи водки. Такие есть, например, в двух крупнейших городах России. В Москве расположился Музей истории водки, а в Санкт-Петербурге — Музей русской водки. 

Водка существовала в России не всегда

Среди иностранцев распространено мнение, что водка в России — это такой же привычный и популярный напиток, как чистая питьевая вода. Пожалуй, они думают, что водка течет в русской крови. Однако это вовсе не так. Водка существовала в России не всегда. 

Первые упоминания об этом напитке датируются примерно 1533 годом. А в своем современном виде, то есть крепостью в 40 градусов, водка и вовсе официально появилась только в 1886 году. 

When measuring the degree of strength of vodka purchased at home, it does not correspond to the stated 40 %, why?

Fortress - an indicator of the volume fraction of anhydrous ethyl alcohol in an alcoholic beverage, which is determined using a special device - hydrometer.

With the help of hydrometers, the density of alcohol-containing solutions is measured. The density of solutions depends on the alcohol content, sugar and various prescription additives in the drink. The more sugar and additives in the product, the greater the density of the solution will have. 

The strength of vodka and alcoholic beverages is determined only after the preliminary distillation of alcohol from the analyzed product. The index of the fortress is also affected by the temperature of the liquid in which the determination (measurement) of the fortress is made.

Why is the water freezing in the freezer?

When storing vodka in the freezer it is necessary to monitor the mode in which the freezer works. In normal operation, the freezer temperature should be at -18°C (+/- 3°C). At this temperature, vodka does not freeze, although it can become viscous or the bottle may partially freeze.

The freezing temperature of vodka depends on the mutual ratio of alcohol and water. The table shows the freezing point of pure water with ethanol.

The consumer must proceed from the recommendations on the conditions of storage of alcoholic beverages. For storage of vodka manufacturers set the range from + 30 to – 15 Seconds.

Vodka with additives freezes faster and at a lower temperature than vodka without additives.

If the vodka is frozen in Your freezer, check and adjust the temperature in the freezer. All the nuances of the taste of vodka will be fully revealed if the vodka is cooled to a temperature of + 8 °C before use and served in frozen (chilled) glasses.

How to use the balm?

Balsam is a complex, multi-component alcoholic drink with a strength of 40-45%. It is made by infusion of vegetable raw materials on alcohol with addition of other ingredients provided by the recipe (essential oils, roots, stalks, leaves, sugar, honey, fruit, etc.). Usually balms have a dark brown color and a characteristic bitter taste.

Methods of use: in its pure form, balms can be aperitifs or Digestives: served before or after meals. In its pure form, they are usually drunk from liqueur glasses in small SIPS. Snack is not required, because any dishes interrupt a pleasant aftertaste of herbs.

Tea and coffee. Only 1-2 teaspoons of balm will make the taste of ordinary tea or coffee unique. Balms include cocktails. Mix with other alcoholic beverages: vodka will radically change the taste, if you add a few drops of balm to the glass.

Together with desserts to diversify the taste of ice cream or other dessert, adding a few drops of balm.
Balms are used in the treatment of colds, as a General tonic to raise immunity and improve the overall tone of the body. JSC "Tatspirtprom" produces two balms: "Bugulma" (40 %) and "Tatarstan" (45 %).

Is the shelf life of vodka regulated?

No, shelf life of vodka is not regulated, subject to storage conditions. The quality of vodka, as well as the requirements for raw materials and materials for their production, packaging, labeling, transportation and storage, etc., are regulated by the Interstate standard GOST 12712-2013 "Vodka and vodka special. General specifications.» In accordance with the requirements of this standard shelf life of vodka and vodka special subject to storage and transportation conditions is not limited. In turn, the conditions of storage and transportation of vodka and vodka special defined Interstate standard GOST 32098-2013 "Vodka and vodka special, alcoholic beverages and liqueurs. Packaging, marking, transportation and storage": vodka and special vodka should be stored and transported at temperatures from minus 15°C to plus 30°C, stored in rooms with a relative humidity of not more than 85%.

Why vodka doesn't burn?

Vodka does not belong to flammable liquids, and is not intended for ignition. Vodka begins to burn when heated to 40 degrees and above, due to the rapid evaporation of alcohol vapor. Burning alcohol vapors over vodka, which is dangerous, and can lead to tragedy. Do not bring vodka to an open flame.