Published on August 11, 2023.
A spirit of endless potential.
Belvedere vodka was first distilled in Poland in 1993, and since then has continued to represent the country’s vodka standards, with its additive-free recipe, only made with ingredients of the land. Its bare-bones recipe consists of purified water sourced from a local Polish well, and an ancient grain simmered for its distillation, and because of this, it is labelled as Polska wódka.
Belvedere is known for being a rye vodka. It is specifically crafted from Dankowski rye, a heritage grain that pre-dates intensive agricultural production and scientific plant breeding. It only grows in the winter months and, even though it is known for its strength for surviving freezing, windy and cold weather, is has a hint of natural sweetness and is a softer texture than other grains, aiding Belvedere’s refined taste.
The name ‘Belvedere’ comes from the Belweder, the Polish presidential palace in Warsaw, which is the illustration that appears on every bottle. However it is derived from the Italian words ‘bel’, which means beautiful, and ‘vedere’, which means view. In the years since its debut, Belvedere has won numerous awards including three gold medals for vodka producer of the year from the International Spirits Challenge beginning in 2014, and a gold medal for sustainability in 2017 at the International Corporate Social Responsibility Excellence (CSR) Excellence Awards.
At the height of its popularity, Belvedere Vodka became the vodka of choice for everyone’s secret agent: James Bond. The brand partnered with the Bond franchise for the 2015 film “Spectre” in hope of bringing a global awareness to the vodka’s supreme quality and awarded credentials. The partnership cemented Belvedere in pop culture history, but was also a long-awaited moment for Bond fans, as many of the previous films featured Bond sipping on something other than his famous “shaken, not stirred” vodka Martini.
- 40 ml Belvedere Vodka
- 10 ml Crème de Peche
- 20 ml Lemon Juice
- 5 ml Sugar Syrup
- 10 ml English Breakfast Tea
Add all ingredients to cocktail shaker and shake over cubed ice.
Strain into highball glass over cubed ice.
Garnish with a lemon wheel.
Full and round with a medium bodied weight and rich, velvety texture. Some vanilla swaying between sweet and savory with a hint of white pepper and spice
Good length with notes of almond, clotted cream and some faint almond and Brazil nut characteristics.
Tart & zesty lemon & fragrant green basil, balanced with elderflower, which creates a unique combination of flavours.
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