POLUGAR INFUSION RANGE
THE LEGENDARY RUSSIAN BREADWINE
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.
Polugar No.3 Caraway is produced using the classic recipe for 19th century Russian upper-class vodkas, this beverage is based on a rye distillate with caraway and coriander added before the third distillation, giving it the familiar taste of the beloved Borondinsky bread.
Nose: Borodinsky bread, spiced and dense, caraway, coriander, black pepper and a hint of citrus peel.
Palate: Refreshing, open, soft, complex, balanced, slightly sweet and elegant. Borodinksy and Riga bread, caraway, rye crust, honey notes and spices.
70cl - 38.5% abv