Young, fresh vodka for any occasion. It is the result of S&L’s Master Distiller’s research into Ukraine’s distilling traditions. After making a large number of batches, distillation No.9 produced an exceptional result. S&L’s new vodka was born. Distil. No9 is distilled 5 times and purified 4 times (twice through young birch charcoal and twice through rhinestone). It is produced in single batches of 9,999 bottles.
Staritsky & Levitsky are a group of vodka enthusiasts, passionate about reviving the heritage and traditions of authentic, small-batch vodka distillation in the historic birthplace of vodka production. After years of field trips, tasting and recipe research in the geographic ‘Vodka Belt’ of Europe (Russia, Ukraine and Poland), they found – in 2010 – the perfect place for their venture in the city of Lviv, in Ukraine, close to the Polish border, where they started the distillery Staritsky & Levitsky.
This place is unique for many reasons. It is close to the protected Carpathian Mountains, with its available supply of crystal clear water wells, it has access to Ukraine’s Black Soil – the breadbasket of Europe – which produces unique grains for distillation, a vodka distillation tradition which dates back for more than 100 years.