10 Facts About VodkaStrange Facts Oct 31, 2011 Again a second series of facts about vodka, But still its is necessary to consider that excessive drinking is not good for Health. January 31, 1865 Mendeleev defended his doctoral dissertation "On the connection of alcohol and water." Wrong are those who say that vodka does not spoil. Shelf life of vodka is for 12 months. Before 1885 vodka was sold only to take away in buckets (12.3 liters). During the reign of Catherine II it was considered the most elite vodka drink in the world. The inverse image of vodka (Aqua-Vita) was imported into Russia by the Italians in 1429. Before the use of vodka, it should be chilled to 8-10 necessarily degrees Celsius. The colder vodka hides taste, so sometimes cafe serves very cold vodka, if quality is poor . Resolution of the State Defense Committee, number 56 200 adopted "one hundred grams of front-line" on 22 August 1941. A liter of vodka weighs 953 grams. Branded vodka bottle "Moscow Special" was patented in 1894. Compared with other alcoholic drinks vodka is the purest drink in the world, as it contains less fusel oils.