POLUGAR INFUSION RANGE
NO.4 HONEY & ALLSPICE
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.4 Honey & Allspice is made using the traditional upper-class recipe of the 19th century: triple distillation of home brew made from rye and wheat in a copper pot still, to which aromatic and hot pepper is added before the third distillation. The liquid is then carefully purified using birch wood charcoal and the specificity of this expression is the final addition of a dose of honey.
Nose: Sophisticated, pleasant sweet aroma of aromatic pepper and meadow honey.
Palate: Embracing, spiced pleasant hotness, honey rum.
70cl - 38.5% abv