Terroir – a notion inextricably linked to wine – has been brought to vodka by Belvedere with the launch of the Single Estate Rye Series, giving a fresh perspective on premium vodka.
Lake Bartężek is crafted from Dankowskie Diamond Rye grown at a single farm in northern Poland’s Mazury lake district, a region renowned for its crystal-clear glacial lakes, weather shaped by Baltic winds and long, snowy winters.
In fact, the rye in this region spends over 80 winter days buried in snow, conditions that add to its character and greatly impact the liquid’s flavour profile. The name Bartężek comes from Lake Bartężek, which runs along the estate’s eastern edge.
It is this lakeside terroir that is reflected in this distinctive multi-layered vodka. Lake Bartężek is left unfiltered to allow the terroir to shine through. With notes of black pepper, toasted nuts and cream, the liquid finishes with a delicate, fresh flavour.
The Belvedere Single Estate Rye Series features new packaging designed to reflect the distinctive vodka contained within each bottle. The new bottles have a unique square base that gradually transitions to a round top and a shorter neck borrows cues from high-end dark spirits. Lake Bartężek’s bottle is a deep blue, featuring a slow, elegant resolve from dark to nearly translucent.