Vodka with a bang

Russian general behind AK-47 now gives name to vodka with a bang

A new product introduced in London brings together two of Russia’s most famous exports: vodka and the AK-47 assault rifle.

What ties them together? Both are named after Gen. Mikhail Kalashnikov. Kalashnikov, 84, who invented the AK-47, was in London Monday for the official release of Kalashnikov vodka, which is distilled in St. Petersburg, Russia, and imported to England. The vodka retails for about $24 US for a 22.5-fluid ounce bottle. It is available at several clubs throughout London with a U.S. release planned for next year.

Big bang indeed!