Originally form Russia, now produced in several countries by different companies.
Smirnoff No. 21 Red Label
No. 21 Red Label: Triple distilled, charcoal-filtered, and some is now (2020) reportedly made of non-GMO corn. A short bright bouquet, and on the
palate clean, quite crisp, at times harsh, and with slightly sweet taste a spicy peppery undertone. A bit rough, lacking nuances and refinement, but quite pure and clean in it
aroma. Tasted many times over the years, and I remember it a bit smoother in the past. Good in some cocktails, but needs a very sturdy vermouth in a Martini to hold up against the No