Luxurious Beverage Of The Month: Belvedere Vodka

Created in Żyrardów, Poland, and first introduced to North America in 1996, Belvedere Vodka represents the pinnacle of the Polish vodka-making tradition.

Created in Żyrardów, Poland, and first introduced to North America in 1996, Belvedere Vodka represents the pinnacle of the Polish vodka-making tradition.

Created in Żyrardów, Poland, and first introduced to North America in 1996, Belvedere Vodka represents the pinnacle of the Polish vodka-making tradition.Produced exclusively from the finest 100% Dankowskie Gold Rye, and quadruple distilled to create the perfect balance of character and purity, Belvedere Vodka is the world’s first super premium vodka, offering a luxury experience to a broad international audience of enthusiasts and connoisseurs. Leaving notes of vanilla and rye on the palate, the finish is crisp and clean with lingering white pepper spice.

Meticulously handcrafted in small batches to ensure superiority, Belvedere vodka must go through more than 30 quality control checks before it can be released. Completely additive-free and diluted with water from Belvedere’s own artesian well, this is a vodka which combines over 600 years of expertise with an uncompromising commitment to quality and heritage. This dedication was rewarded with eight Vodka Masters prizes in 2009, twice as many as any of the other 120+ vodkas in competition.

Belvedere means “beautiful to see”, and the stunning bottle showcases the Belvedere Palace, the former home of Polish royalty and dignitaries. The bottling process is a slow one due to the number of checks, and the spirit is almost bottled by hand. Eleven people are employed at this stage of the production process, with a throughput of 8000 bottles per shift.

Allison Dedianko: Belvedere Vodka’s Global Brand Ambassador

Allison Dedianko recently visited South Africa for the very first time where she hosted creative cocktail sessions in Johannesburg and Cape Town’s top bars and clubs such as HUSH, Latinova, and The Orphanage, to demonstrate the latest cocktail making techniques from around the globe.

Allison joined Moët Hennessy in January 2011 as Global Brand Ambassador for Belvedere Vodka after beating thousands of contestants in the “Bartender’s Dream Job Search” competition which Belvedere ran on their Facebook page. She was one of 11 finalists who battled it out for the global ambassador title over a three-day final in New York where she impressed the judges with her innovative mixology skills and vodka knowledge.

Allison Dedianko: Belvedere Vodka’s Global Brand Ambassador

Allison’s favourite cocktails include an ice cold Belvedere Martini with an orange twist and a Belvedere Orange Piña Colada. She is now responsible for representing Belvedere on an international level, educating bartenders all around the world, and promoting the brand’s various products.

EXPECT TO PAY: From £29.25 (70 cl bottle)

ONE TO TRY: Classic Belvedere Martini with a lemon twist

Ingredients:

  • 60 ml Belvedere Vodka
  • 10 ml Lillet Blanc
  • Lemon Twist for garnish
  • Stir all ingredients over ice and serve in a chilled martini glass.
  • Garnish with a Lemon Twist.

For more information, please visit www.belvederevodka.com

The Chief Medical Officer recommend men do not regularly exceed 3-4 units daily and women, 2-3 units daily.
Drink in moderation.
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