POLUGAR: A VODKA REVIVAL
'Only carefully selected grains and natural water are used, and the production process respects the authentic traditional technologies.'
Before the rectification technology was introduced to world in 1870 vodka was a grain drink distilled in copper pot stills and was called Breadwine or Polugar. The Rodionov family rediscovered the recipe and managed to restore the former glory of traditional grain distillates. In terms of its taste, Polugar has a natural bread taste and aroma. Only carefully selected grains and natural water are used, and the production process respects the authentic traditional technologies. Instead of a long ageing process in oak barrels as for single malt whisky, the rich noblemen and landowners of Russia used to use a technique involving natural egg white, which carefully preserved the taste of raw materials: a delicious aromatic rye flavour.
Current Russian legislation forbids the traditional style of grain distillation. Only ultra-pure 96% ethyl alcohol for vodka can be made from grain. This is the reason why is Polugar produced in Poland and not in Russia. The Rodionov family restored an old distillery tucked away in a forest. Following the traditional recipe, the range of Single Grain Polugars are true expressions of the 'historic vodka'.
The liquid is distilled three times in copper pot still. The third distillation is followed by an egg-white purification process and a long purification of the distillate using birch wood charcoal. The single grain range - Single Malt Rye, Classic Rye and Wheat is accompanied by the infused range - Rye & Wheat, Garlic & Pepper, Caraway and Honey & Allspice.
Polugar is state-of-the-art vodka with unforgettable taste which can be perfectly enjoyed on its own or in combination with traditional pickles. Na zdorovie!