Kazakh vodka may be headed for your store

Kazakhstan doesn't offer a lot to the adult beverage market, but the makers of Snow Queen vodka hope to change that a bit.

The vodka, made with organic wheat and spring water from the Himalayan foothills, is distilled five times, employing birch charcoal in the process. The final product was good enough to be named top vodka and pull in a double gold medal at the recent 2008 San Francisco World Spirits Competition and give impetus to expanding distribution in the U.S.

For those not up on their geography, the former Soviet republic is located in Central Asia, between Russian and Afghanistan.

Snow Queen sells for a suggested retail price of $30 for the 750ml bottle.

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