When Belvedere created the world’s original luxury vodka in 1993, nothing was left to chance. The choice of the variety of the rye, the quality of the water, the methods and techniques used for fermentation, distillation and filtering, the bottle: all these areas set Belvedere apart from all the other vodkas in the world. This is vodka with character from the birthplace of vodka, Poland. The Polmos Żyrardów distillery has been established in the heart of Poland since 1910, allowing the House to perpetuate a century-old tradition of vodka distillation. The secret behind its production is the combination of impeccable quality, locally-sourced ingredients: Dankowskie Rye, a rye with distinctive characteristics, and the purest water drawn from wells situated in the grounds of the distillery. Distilled four times, the vodka is then enhanced by an exceptional presentation. The bottle is the first of its kind to combine frosted and transparent glass to depict the ‘Belweder’, the Polish presidential palace, which really does justice to the meaning of the Brand’s name: ‘beautiful to see’. Bolstered by these undeniable qualities, Belvedere Vodka makes its mark year after year, having already won over 25 gold medals at international competitions, most recently two trophies at the International Spirits Awards.
28 miles west of Warsaw, the Polmos Żyrardów distillery was built in 1910. Having withstood two world wars and a fire, the building that has since become iconic became the birthplace of the world's first luxury vodka, which has the honor of bearing the label 'Polska Wodka' (Polish vodka) on all its bottles.
Belvedere is the result of over 600 years of traditional Polish savoir-faire and is the world’s original luxury vodka. Since it was established, the House has always aimed to be at the forefront of innovation in the sector while also remaining faithful to its heritage and the highest quality standards. It is with this philosophy in mind that in 2012 Belvedere launched ‘Night Sabre’, a magnificent luminous bottle that cannot be missed in the dark. In 2014, Belvedere is continuing to experiment with light by developing ‘Silver Sabre’, a laser-cut bottle lit by carefully concealed LEDs in a new presentation that is both innovative and elegant. The promise: shine even after nightfall.
Belvedere knows the difference in their production of the world’s finest vodka, and they also make a difference. It is a brand that has put in place a global social and environmental responsibility action plan. This plan informs all of Belvedere’s activities and is based on five pillars: reducing its environmental impact, sustainable farming, involving local communities, responsible consumption and social engagement. Belvedere has been committed since 2010 to the fight against HIV-AIDS, releasing the (BELVEDERE)RED limited edition which has already provided lifesaving medications to over 12,500 people in Africa. The brand is also firmly committed to environmental protection, and helped the Polmos Żyrardów distillery to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 36%. Certified ISO 14001 since 2007, the building has become a benchmark production site in terms of environmental management.
- 600 year-old Polish distillation tradition
- 1993 creation of Belvedere, the world's original luxury vodka
- 36% benefiting from the proceeds of (BELVEDERE)RED