VODKA

Ingredient List:

  • Vodka (cereal/grain/rye/potato/wine distillate)
  • Water
  • Sugar (if used)

VODKA (37.5%)Nutrition information

62 Kcal / serve30ml 257 kJ

207 Kcal / 100ml  858 kJ

VODKA 37.5% vol. 30ml Per serving size 100ml
Energy 62 Kcal
/ 257 kJ
207 Kcal
/ 858 kJ
Fat 0 0
Saturates 0 0
Carbohydrates 0 0
Sugars 0 0
Protein 0 0
Salt 0 0

Production Process

Vodka is produced from   alcohol of agricultural origin, a high strength distillate (sometimes referred to as ‘neutral’ alcohol) which can be made from any agricultural raw material and must be distilled at a minimum of 96% vol.. The agricultural raw materials have to be fermented using yeast and distilled so that their organoleptic characteristics, and those of any by-products from the fermentation process, are selectively reduced.

The   alcohol used to make vodka must meet strict analytical parameters, including a maximum methanol level of 0.1g per litre of pure alcohol.  The spirit can be re-distilled and / or rectified and can be treated with processing aids, including with activated charcoal, so as to give the spirit special organoleptic characteristics.

When vodka is made from agricultural raw materials other than cereals or potatoes, these must be stipulated on the label.

Strength

Vodka sold to consumers has a minimum alcoholic strength of 37.5% vol..

Permitted

The addition of natural flavouring compounds which are present in the distillate obtained from the raw materials. Vodka may also be sweetened to ‘round’ off the taste. (2 years after the new spirits regulation takes effect, i.e. around spring 2021, the addition of sugar will be limited to 8g per litre of vodka.)

Not allowed

When the new spirit drinks regulation takes effect, i.e. around spring 2021, it will no longer be permitted to colour vodka.