Kalashnikov vodka was designed and named after Lieutenant-General Kalashnikov who is, at the age of 84, still a serving officer and the Head Designer of the Izhmash Engineering Plant in Izshevsk in Siberia. Kalashnikov vodka continues a Russian tradition, through the Kalashnikov family, that dates back to the fourteenth century. Thia vodka is crafted from the finest grain and natural water, as it was in the General Kalashnikovâ€™s home village in the Siberian mountains. The Vodka is produced in St Petersburg and uses Russian grain and â€˜live waterâ€™ from Lake Ladoga north of St Petersburg. Kalashnikov Vodka is classified as; â€˜Luxâ€™ Export Vodka.