Some of the world’s best and purest vodkas are produced in Ukraine. When the country is at war, it is important that the best products continue to add currency to Ukraine. Ukrainian vodka is imported to Norway by Det Norske Brenneri.
Ukraine is a country that has long been associated with the production of vodka — the clear spirit is consumed at home and imported throughout the world. And even as Russia continues to wage war against Ukraine, the vodka keeps flowing. Ukrainian Spirit is a historical brand of vodka and a visit card of entire spirits and vodka industry of Ukraine. It embodies character, history, spiritual heritage, and traditions of the Ukrainian people.
“It all started when I, like everyone else, was upset by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. New war in Europe. Suffering and death. So, we decided to donate an entire trailer load of hand sanitizer to the hospitals in Ukraine. This was done via the Norwegian-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce. The cargo was sent in secret because of the risk of fire,” says Odd Johan Nelvik in Det Norske Brenneri.
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As might be expected, Ukrainian vodka is garnering increased attention during this wartime period. And Russian vodka? Not so much. Russian vodka experiences a decrease in sales all over the world since many countries have decided to ban Russian-made spirits, as a gesture of support to the Ukrainian people.
However, the secret of the Ukrainian Spirit is, according to Nelvik, its classic recipe and quality control of raw materials and finished products at all stages of the production process.
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“With such a good product, it is important that Ukraine can sell its products, that people are working and that society functions where there are no acts of war. We were sent samples, and our master blender Jon Bertelsen had no doubts. “Ukranian Spirit is super premium quality,» says Nelvik.
Absolute quality of the Ukrainian Spirit is achieved thanks to the unique technology of “single water”. The taste of the beverage is formed by the use of homogeneous crystal-clear water, which spirits and vodka are made of.
Ukrainian Spirit Vodka is originating from the Woodlands of Volyn – from the historic town of Lutsk, founded in 1085. Ukrainian Spirit Vodka is a legacy brand stemming back to the early 19th century. Located in Western Ukraine, on October 27th 1838, the distillery and brewery were established by decree of the Volyn Region Governor-General.
The first written account of the enterprise was made in the journal, “Economic Status Of Cities settled in Volynskaya Governorship” (1861–1862). It recorded that two major products: beer and spirit were produced at this location.
In 1918, Lutsk City Council issued a decree that all bottle labels must state the brand name and geographic location of the distillery.
The Communist authorities nationalized the distillery in 1939 after Western Ukraine was invaded by the Soviet Union.
The brewery was re-established into a Vodka distillery in 1944 under the stewardship of the Volyn Regional Executive Committee.
In 1991, Ukraine became free from Soviet control. Ukrainian Spirit became independent and was able to explore its own identity on the world stage.
Ukrainian Spirit Vodka is available at Vinmonopolet in Norway and priced at NOK 450 (70 ml).
Ukrainian Vodka Imported to Norway, written by Tor Kjolberg