Beluga Vodka Provides Siberian Sophistication
Get to know the finest Russian vodka on offer.
Caviar ‘bumps’ and serves of vodka are à la mode in the well-heeled dining rooms of Australia. And providing the finest paired spirits this summer is Russian vodka Beluga.
Russia’s number one vodka, Beluga is rightly acquiring global fans — each taken by its sense of aristocratic history (dating from 1900) and use of pure, luxury Siberian ingredients that ultimately deliver incredibly smooth and layered spirits.
For the perfect season ahead – get to know Beluga’s elevated suite and reconsider what you think you know about Russian vodka.
Refined with every detail, Beluga Noble uses both innovations and centuries-old traditions to create a smooth drinking vodka.
Taking its ingredients — wheat and water from the cleanest parts of Siberia — Beluga Noble passes through a strict system of filtration, guaranteeing the maximum level of quality in the final product before resting for 30 days.
Expect a very clean taste with a cracked black pepper spicy bite, notes of charcoal and faint grain, nut and lavender notes. The long dry finish is accompanied by more black pepper spice and a lingering aniseed flavour emerging.
Each bottle proves unique – presented with hand-made elements such as a small Beluga fish insignia.
Beluga Gold Line
A limited offering, every bottle of Beluga Gold Line comes with an exclusive serial number.
It takes the same Siberian ingredients used in the Noble Vodka and filters them five times before leaving the spirit to rest and further mature for a period of 90 days.
The result is a smooth, deeper taste made with rice essence and Rhodiola rosea extract delivering a clean and creamy nose, hints of vanilla, white pepper and sage on the palate and a long, crisp finish with a further hint of vanilla.
Another exclusive feature of Beluga Gold Line is its unique cork as secured by sealing wax. Each bottle comes with a hammer for cleaning the seal.
A collector’s edition, Beluga Allure is inspired by the sport of polo and its attachments to nobility and luxury.
Released in 2016, the liquid is rested for 60 days prior to bottling and sees the addition of maple syrup and fig extracts.
The result is a vodka with a clean and minerally, mild white pepper spice alongside faint bread and aniseed notes. The silky mouthfeel is coupled with a robust black pepper spice and a nutty, salty maple syrup note before finishing with hints of toasted nuts and vanilla.
In keeping with the polo theme, Allure arrives in a leather box with a brown and tan coloured leather label as well as attached neck labels.
Beluga Transatlantic Racing Vodka
Beluga Transatlantic Racing is created in honour of the Russian transatlantic sailing team and their successes between 2005 and 2011.
The spirit is made with barley malt and a unique natural cotton filtering system. It’s then rested for 45 days before bottling and offers fresh citrus notes and a light touch of liquorice upon tasting.
The Transatlantic stands alone in the Beluga family for its unique development and sees the bottle adorned in a conceptual ocean design.
Beluga Epicure by LALIQUE
The rare, limited-edition Beluga Epicure by Lalique is the result of a close collaboration between Beluga Noble Russian Vodka and the acclaimed French jeweller and glassmaker, Lalique.
The collaboration, which sees 1000 bottles produced, was born of the desire to create a perfect decanter worthy of an equally exquisite spirit.
The external allure of the Beluga Epicure is driven by Lalique’s iconic ‘three Fs’ of design — ‘female’, ‘flora’, ‘fauna’ — and the resulting Art Nouveau decanter features a female figure surrounded by ears of wheat, a nod to Beluga’s primary ingredient.
Each decanter is hand-produced by artisans at Lalique’s workshop in Alsace, France — blowing the crystal pieces individually in an iron mould to create its distinct shape. Master polishers then refine the contrast between the clear and satin-finished crystal.
Inside the exquisite decanter is a smooth, delicate vodka with notes of creamy malt and sweet summer flowers. The malted wheat gives a foundation of vanilla and honey which is deepened by its 100 day resting period.
The final touch is a unique serial number engraved on the bottom of each decanter. This unique bottle retails for over $10,000.