Belvedere is seen by many as the world’s first Luxury Vodka. The brand has acquired a prominent status for their vodkas over the years and it seems far from over. Now comes the brand with their Single Estate Rye Series. Lake Bartężek, each named after the village of their respective estates in Poland, and crafted to capture the distinctive character of these particular terroirs. Terroir is not simply a notional concept, it really does shine through in our food and drink and enables us to experience the history and traditions of a place through our palate and senses. This innovation will leave people with a better understanding of terroir and a fresh perspective on vodka and its potential to be much more than a neutral spirit. Lake Bartężek is crafted from Dankowskie Diamond Rye grown at a single farm in northern Poland’s Mazury lake district, a region renowned for its crystal-clear glacial lakes, weather shaped by Baltic winds and long, snowy winters. In fact, the rye in this region spends over 80 winter days buried in snow, conditions that add to its character and greatly impact the liquid’s flavor profile. The name Bartężek comes from Lake Bartężek, which runs along the estate’s eastern edge.
The Lake Bartężek vodka, is born in a completely different place. In order to win rye that is used for this vodka, we have to move to Northern Poland. The Mazury area to be precise. The result is reflected in this distinctive vodka. With notes of black pepper, toasted nuts and cream, the liquid finishes with a delicate, fresh flavour.