Product of: Poland
To retain the character of fire-kilned dried malted rye, Belvedere distil this to a much lower strength, more aligned with whiskey production than that for modern-day vodka production. Just 2% of this flavoursome rye spirit is blended with 98% modern-day Belvedere vodka to produce Heritage 176. This 2% rye spirit adds considerable character, but its addition means that Heritage 176 cannot be labelled vodka, hence the "spirit drink" classification. However, discerning drinkers should consider this a flavoursome rye vodka.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 12/10/2020
Slightly burnt toasted rye bread with creamy walnut and delicate cinnamon spice.
Toasty rye bread to the fore with brazil nuts, coffee beans and buttery toffee. Enlivened by the cracked black pepper spice that rye imparts in spirits.
Long finish with black pepper and cinnamon-spiced burnt toasted rye bread. Fades with dark chocolate and coffee covered toasted brazil nuts.