SINGLE MALT RYE
POLUGAR BREAD WINE SINGLE GRAIN VODKA
Polugar is the historical vodka from the Russian empire, enjoyed throughout Russia by the aristocracy and peasants alike as the national spirit until 1895 when, following a decree of Tsar Alexander III, all the pot stills were broken up. All production was converted to what we know today as vodka, distilled in government licensed and taxed column stills.
The art of Polugar distillation has returned, thanks to the research and passion of Boris Rodionov, a noted vodka historian and scientist who has reproduced an 18th century recipe at the authentic strength of 38.5%. As the ban remains in place in Russia, it is now crafted in a micro-distillery in Poland, within the 19th century borders of the Russian empire.
The single grain range is produced using selected grains and natural water that has not undergone chemical purification. It is distilled three times in copper pot stills, followed by purification using egg whites and birch charcoal. The range is presented in a reconstruction of Tsarina Elizabeth’s personal bottle from 1745.