Polugar is the true Russian bread wine Brough back to life using the traditional technologies and recipes from the 18th and 19th centuries. It hasn't been produced for the last 120 years!
The lost symbol of the Russian wining and dining traditional is brought back, thanks to the effort of dozens of people who are keen on the idea of restoring the historic justice and bringing back the former popularity of the Russian distillates to the level they were at in their heyday during the era of distillation at manors of noblemen.
Following the traditional recipe found by Boris Rodionov, the range of Single Grain Polugars are true expressions of the historic vodka. The liquid is distilled three times in copper pot stills, which are carefully reconstructed from 18th century drawings. The third distillation is followed by a labour-intensive and expensive egg-white purification process (which was very popular in wealthy Russian upper-class estates in the 18th century) and a long purification of the distillate using birch wood charcoal.
Polugar Barley Vodka is hand made by Rodionov & Sons by a triple distillation mash of barley grain in a copper alembic still.
Nose: Light sweetness, barley malt, cereal, caramel, lollipops, candy, dried fruit aromas.
Palate: A soft, rich, warm, sweet bready taste with subtle light hazelnut, heather honey, wild herb, barley. A long tart finish with a slight bitterness.
70cl - 38.5% abv