Unflavored Vodka is one of the most consumed liquors in the world. The name translates from the word â€œvodaâ€ which means water in Russian. In 1975, Vodka outsold Bourbon in the United Sates and it has remained popular since. This beverage is distilled from a mash of simple sugars from different grains, potatoes, rye, and wheat. The majority of Polish vodka uses rye while in Russia they liked to use wheat, which has a reputation for higher quality. For mixing purposes, Vodka's water-like clarity makes it ideal for use in cocktails, because there are no heavy aromas left on the palate.