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. Smogóry Forest, 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. 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.
The Smogóry Forest vodka, is born in a completely different place. In order to win rye that is used for this vodka, we have to move to farms near the German border. Smogory Forest has a robust, complex palate that includes hints of pepper and an almost earthy caramel flavour, complimented by a sweet smokiness that lingers, it also brings with it a hint of sea air on the bouquet. The liquid boasts a bold and savory finish.