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The classic flavor profile of Belvedere’s barley Vodka with a very small luxurious dab of malted barley new-make added in.
The Polmos Żyrardów Distillery was built in 1910, producing a range of Polish Vodkas and other Spirits. The Belvedere Vodka line was originally created to break in to the United States market in 1996. It was marketed as the “world’s first super-premium Vodka.” It was a huge success — not just in the US, but world-wide. So much so that virtually all production at the facility is now dedicated to creating the various versions of Belvedere Vodka. Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy (LVMH) acquired the facility and brand in 2002.
Belvedere Heritage 176 is a cross-category clear Spirit. As you may remember, “regular” Belvedere Vodka is made fro local Polish rye grain from eight farms surrounding the distillery. Well, to make Belvedere Heritage 176 they blend the regular Belvedere Vodka with a small amount of malted rye Spirit (2%) to ensure that more grain character is available in the flavor profile. It’s sort of like a combination of Vodka and a malted barley White Dog, if that makes sense.
The name “176” refers to the temperature that the malted barley mash is heated to prior to fermentation.
Belvedere Vodka is named after the Polish Presidential Palace in Warsaw — “Belweder” — and a picture of that building appears on the bottle.
Appearance / Color
Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is soft, grainy, and mild with a hint of anise and honey.
Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate is velvety and soft was well with just a hint of the sweet grain notes tippling over the tongue with the signature notes of florals and Meyer zest.
The finish is light and brisk with a lingering sweetness.
The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Belvedere Heritage 176 Vodka and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.
We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.