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Polugar is a revived historic Russian breadwinner - the progenitor of modern vodka. The production of this alcohol was stopped in 1895 with the enforcement of a state monopoly on alcohol distillation. In the Russian Empire, breadwinner was the name given for a grain distillate, which was a strong alcoholic drink produced by means of distillation in copper pot stills. At the time, rectification of pure ethyl spirit had not yet been invented and this drink carefully preserved the flavour and aroma of its raw materials - namely rye and wheat.

For the Polugar Infused Range, selected Russian rye and wheat grains are used to make a home brew, which is then triple-distilled in a copper pot still reconstructed from 18th and 19th century diagrams. The precious distillate then undergoes thorough refining using natural birch charcoal.

The technology of Polugar No.2 Garlic & Pepper is fully consistent with the 19th century recipe, where garlic and pepper were infused with the traditional Russian Polugar No.1 standard grain distillate. When this technology is used, the precious distillate of rye and wheat undergoes refining with birch charcoal and is then infused with natural essential oils of garlic and hot pepper, all the while retaining the original intense aroma and unique bready taste.

Nose: Bright nose of baked garlic and hot pepper.

Palate: Warming taste of garlic, hot pepper, wheat and rye.