Smirnoff VODKA is the largest vodka brand in the world. Pure, clean and ultra smooth, its classic taste has inspired other varieties all over the globe. The brand began with a vodka distillery founded in Moscow by Pyotr Arsenievich Smirnov (1831–1898) It is triple distilled from a blend of different grains and filtered ten times through seven columns of environmentally sustainable charcoal for an exceptionally pure-tasting. Smirnoff is the best selling vodka brand in the world and its history is full of peculiar facts, from Mr. Smirnoff obtaining in 1886 the prestige of being Tsar's exclusive supplier of vodka, to when he was forced to escape from the country because of the anti-alcohol campaign in the late 19th century. Nowadays over 150 years after the brand was created, Smirnoff vodka is sold in 130 countries.