piasecki Warmian Honey okowita 45%
This very special spirit is truly unique and you won’t find anything like it elsewhere in Australia. It is not a vodka or a brandy, as it is not distilled from grains, potatoes or fruit. It is actually distilled from honey (about three litres per bottle.) It then spends at least three years in oak barrels to produce a spirit with incredible length and balance. We are rather chuffed to have it on the shelf.
Only 4000 bottles are produced annually with 500 allotted to Poland’s president as diplomatic gifts. Each bottle is filled by hand with the bottle number and batch information also handwritten. Made following a 1772 recipe, the honey is sourced from the southern mountains, then blended with rye vodka, vanilla and herbs before being rested in oak casks. It is the best honey vodka in the world.
J. A. Baczewski was appointed vodka maker to the Imperial Court of the Hapsburg Empire, and coincidentally was awarded the gold medal in the Melbourne Exhibition in 1888. 125 years later it was rediscovered by Melbourne’s three most prominent vodka enthusiasts on a drunken afternoon in Lublin, and thank God we found it! In production since the 17th Century, it is an elegant clear potato vodka with citrus, floral and mineral notes, and our only vodka from Austria.
Not Vodka but made by the polish
Some of our favourite producers have tried their hand at other spirits
Clear Grain and Wheat
Honey and Spice and all Things Nuts
Oak Matured Vodka
Sweet & Creamy
Plum Liquor & Slivovitz
Absinthe & Wormwood Spirits
these true absinthes are to be “louched” or made cloudy with the addition of water. This liberates the essential herbal oils which flavour the absinthe and is the secret behind the “absinthe effect.”
Served with rye bread
Small dishes for sharing
A collection of our favourite bites inspired by our travels to the Motherland.
Borsched Up Classics
The following vodkas are particularly suited to martinis, due to their robust flavour profiles. We serve them relatively dry using Dolin Dry Vermouth from France.
Hot Toddies & Winter Warmers