Russia’s premier Beluga Noble Russia Vodka, Beluga Vodka, has launched in South Africa and is now officially available at select outlets across South Africa. The Beluga range is made up of four unique variants with BELUGA NOBLE being the first to hit South African shelves. This unique handcrafted vodka promises to offer vodka lovers the remarkable character and softness of an authentic, super premium, Russian vodka and the brand is aiming to educate South African consumers on the true meaning of premium vodka.
Distilled in small batches in the Mariinski Distillery in remote Siberia, Beluga Vodka is made using centuries-old traditional Russian methods. Each bottle is adorned with a hand-fitted Beluga fish, the source of the finest caviar, and long considered by Russians to be the supreme accompaniment for Beluga Vodka.
Katerina Mechetina, Beluga Vodka Brand Director: “South Africans have extremely sophisticated taste, but have yet to be offered genuine Russian vodka of the same level of quality as the Single Malts and Cognacs they are drinking. Beluga Vodka is a handcrafted vodka, made using traditional Russian methods, and we hope South Africans enjoy the remarkable character and softness of an authentic, super premium, Russian vodka.”
So what makes Beluga so different from any of the vodkas you may have had in the past? Beluga’s crisp, fresh character is created by gentle, natural fermentation of malt spirit rarely used in vodka any longer. Different natural ingredient infusions, individual for each product variant, are blended with water of the highest purity, from deep Siberian artesian wells. Beluga’s delicate first distillate is washed through quartz sand, triple-filtered through graphite columns, and then allowed to slow percolate through quartz sand again. The batch is then carefully left to rest for 1 to 3 months to mature.
The result is a liquid of luxurious softness, and the ultimate expression of authentic, aristocratic Russian vodka. And, if you’re looking for the best way to enjoy it then try Beluga neat or on the rocks, best enjoyed accompanied with black caviar. BELUGA NOBLE, the first of the range to be launched in South Africa, is a full-bodied vodka slow-percolated through birch and silver filters. Natural honey, vanilla, and cereal infusions, and a 30-day maturation, create a product of extraordinary character.
BELUGA NOBLE will be available at select outlets in the key South African provinces including Gauteng, Western Cape, and KwaZulu-Natal, and will cost approximately R500 per 75CL bottle.