Belvedere, the world’s original luxury vodka, reveals its latest innovation, the Belvedere Single Estate Rye Series that comprises two distinct vodkas, Smogóry Forest and Lake Bartężek. Named for the village of the estate, the new spirits were crafted to capture the distinctive essence of their respective terroirs.
When tasted side by side, the two new vodkas have different taste profiles, proving the fact that climate variation affects the taste yielded from the same superior Polish Dankowskie Diamond Rye used in each unique expression.
Smogóry Forest is made entirely from Dankowskie Diamond Rye grown at a single small estate deep in western Poland. The pastoral region is known for its vast forests, short, continental weather fronts, mild winters and fertile soils. This lush, forested terroir is reflected in the new distinctive vodka. With notes of salted caramel, a touch of honey and white pepper, the liquid boasts a bold and savory finish.
Lake Bartężek is crafted from Dankowskie Diamond Rye grown at a single farm in northern Poland’s Mazury lake district. Renowned for its crystal-clear glacial lakes, weather shaped by Baltic winds and long, snowy winters, the region contributed to the vodka’s distinctive taste. The rye there 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. With notes of black pepper, toasted nuts and cream, the liquid finishes with a delicate, fresh flavor.
The Belvedere Single Estate Rye Series is housed in unique new packaging that is evocative of the distinctive vodka contained within each bottle. The new bottles have a unique square base that gradually transitions to a round top and a shorter neck borrows cues from high-end dark spirits. Smogóry Forest is a smoky grey and Lake Bartężek’s is a deep blue, each featuring a slow, elegant resolve from dark to nearly translucent.
Belvedere Smogóry Forest and Lake Bartężek should be enjoyed neat or on the rocks to truly experience the exquisite taste of each. The innovative vodkas have debuted in the US at Bar Convent Brooklyn June 12th, 2018 and are available in premium bars, restaurants and lounges and select specialty retailers.