Produced in one of the world’s longest operating polish distilleries, which has been making vodka since 1910, Belvedere’s Master Rye Distillers draw from a 600-year polish vodka-making history to artfully craft Polska rye into extraordinary spirits of distinct taste and character.
Small and intimate, the Polmos Żyrardów distillery delivers Belvedere’s signature consistent quality and has been recognized by the European Commission for its aggressive sustainability agenda, having reduced energy-related CO2 emissions by 42% since 2012.
Belvedere’s production is regulated by the Polska Vodka legal regulation, one of the strictest in the world. As the appellation dictates, all production must take place on Polish soil, the spirit must be made of either grain or potato, and nothing else can be added.
Belvedere is created by a collective - a family of employees who distill Belvedere in its hometown of Zyrardów in Poland. Belvedere’s Master Rye Distillers have a passion for showcasing the complexity of Polska rye; masterfully crafting it into pioneering new spirits that display its potential to impart distinct taste and character. Belvedere only sources its Polska rye locally, working closely with eight agricultural partners allowing 100% traceability of the grains. It also started the Raw Spirit Program, launched in partnership with the Technical University of Lodz, to promote the sustainable growth of Polska rye.
As the vodka category has become more associated with neutrality, Belvedere is proud to challenge the status quo. Belvedere believes that rye, the heart of our brand, delivers a vodka with both distinctive taste and character. Belvedere is Made With Nature – Polska rye & purified water, distilled by fire.
Demonstrating this belief, Belvedere’s Master Rye Distillers have revived the tradition of malting to create Belvedere Heritage 176. With a process that includes steeping, sprouting, and heating Polska rye in kilns up to 176 degrees Fahrenheit, they have unlocked the hidden depths of rye for a true taste of vodka’s past.
The Belvedere Single Estate Rye series clearly illustrates the distinct effect that terroir has on the taste of the Dankowskie Diamond rye, when planted in the soil of two different regions of Poland – the lakeside Bartężek and forested Smogóry. When tasted side by side, the two estate vodkas deliver demonstrably different taste profiles. This proves that climate variation affects the taste of Polska rye and the pioneering notion that terroir exists in vodka.
Belvedere is a brand with genuine purpose and clear intention. We celebrate nature and those with shared values of purpose, community, integrity and respect.
Belvedere’s mission is to nourish the natural character of the earth we all share. This informs all of Belvedere’s activities and is rooted in five key pillars: reducing its environmental impact, sustainable farming, involving local communities, responsible consumption and social engagement.
Belvedere has reduced its energy-related CO2 emissions by 42% since 2012. Now, Belvedere wants to go further. By 2022, its goal is to reduce energy-related CO2 emissions by 80% with a groundbreaking zero-waste energy project.
Developed in collaboration with three Polish universities and backed by the European Commission, Belvedere will capture biomass from distillery waste to create our own green fuel. By 2025, Belvedere aims to be self-sufficient, generating 100% renewable energy for the distillery and surrounding businesses.
- 600 year-old Polish distillation tradition
- 1993 creation of Belvedere
- 42% Reduced energy-related CO2 emissions since 2012
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