Smirnoff is a brand of vodka owned and produced by the British company Diageo. The production of Smirnoff Vodka as we know it wasn’t started in the US until 1934.
The world’s best selling premium distilled spirit continues the traditions of Pierre Smirnoff, purveyor to the Imperial Russian Court, 1886-1917 and is a classic Russian style vodka with a clean taste, light fragrance and cool finish.
Smirnoff vodka is created by a unique process involving three distillations and ten stages of filtration to deliver smoothness and clarity. Smirnoff Vodka’s clear and colourless, neutral nose, soft grain flavour alcohol gives a slight sting of warmth.
The Smirnoff brand began with a vodka distillery founded in Moscow by Pyotr Arsenievich Smirnov (1831–1898). It is now distributed in 130 countries. It is produced in several countries including India, Ireland, Italy, the United Kingdom, United States and Uganda. Smirnoff products include vodka, flavoured vodka and malt beverages.
In March 2006, Diageo North America claimed that Smirnoff vodka was the best-selling distilled spirit brand in the world.