Tasting Profile: Chopin Potato has an alluring nose with subtle notes of vanilla and green apple. It is creamy and well-rounded with a reassuring earthiness and a long, clean finish.
Awards: Chopin Potato’s singular taste has caught the notice of connoisseurs and critics alike. It is consistently rated at the top of its class, earning Double Gold in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and Gold Medals from the Chicago Beverage Testing Institute’s International Review of Spirits Award.
Production: Produced only from mid-September into early December, Chopin Potato is crafted from potatoes grown naturally – without chemicals or pesticides – by select local farmers in the fertile Podlasie countryside. These are harvested late in the season to ensure an exceptionally high starch content (22% vs. the average 12%), for a richer, more flavorful vodka.
Tasting Profile: Chopin Rye is extraordinarily silky with a medium body, a rich, balanced finish and a lively hint of spice. Clear with subtle aromas of rye dough follow-through, it is an elegant, artisanal vodka for sipping and superior cocktails.
Production: Only the finest golden rye, grown naturally in the Podlasie countryside, is used to produce Chopin Rye. There are no secrets and no additives – just rye, yeast and purified well water, which are transformed into premium vodka through a method that has changed little over the centuries, including the use of a traditional copper column still. Harvested locally and stored in silos at the historic Chopin distillery, the rye is first pressure-cooked to create a “mash.” The mash is left to ferment for three days, then distilled four times to create a spirit that is almost 100% alcohol. At Chopin’s bottling plant in nearby Siedlce, this spirit is blended with artesian well water and filtered five times to create the world’s finest rye vodka. Packaged in the iconic frosted bottle that bears the image of the brand’s inspiration, Polish composer Frederic Chopin, it is topped with a distinctive red label that distinguishes it as Chopin Rye.