- This is an excerpt from a vodka timeline i did ( which i think is at the
florigium) and web addy that has some fun stuff for vodka. If you are pre
1398 in persona then vodka is not in period. After that time it became more
and more prevelent..at first its only use was truely medicinal.
Vodka-The Little Water of Life
By Marilyn Niks SCA Marijah
Experts argue that vodka first appeared in Russ between 1398 and the early
1400's. It is believed that in the late 1400's Vodka began to be distilled
in Russia! It originally was brought in for medincinal purposes. <I know you
're all laughing at that. But it really was.> It was known as Aqua Vitae!
1398 Introduction of Vodka to Russ & Slav
Early 1400's cottage production