Stolichnaya gold has been distilled 2 times. Generally repeated distillation will produce a purer spirit that is smoother on the palate. Repeated distillation has improved the quality of this spirit as is represented by its high critic rating. Stolichnaya gold is a clear, grain-based vodka. Grain vodkas are the most popular and tend to be smooth and fruity. Grain based vodkas generally do not require as much distillation as vegetable based vodkas as grain produces less impurities during the fermentation process. “ wines, liquor or any beverages with alcohol content cannot be sold or given to minor (18 years old and below)” .