Sangaste Winter Rye is ground and mashed. It is saccharified and fermented with green malt and organic yeast. After 72 hours of fermentation, the mash has 8% alcohol. This is distilled in a column system. At the end of the very slow distillation, the vodka has an alcohol content of 96.7% vol and is stored for at least six months before it is brought to the typical Estonian strength of 50% vol with spring water from the Pandivere Plateau. Artisan perfection and the best ingredients allow the distiller to completely eliminate filtration, thus preserving the fine and cleat taste in its entirety. Subtle aromas of almonds, licorice and citrus combine with a fine sweetness and peppery notes to create an outstanding taste experience.
Nose: Cereal, Fennel
Palate: Rye, Licorice, Nutmeg, Citrus, Almond, Mild Clear
Distiller | Moe, Estonia
He is a charming but restlessly driven man and the most sincere perfectionist. Sven Ivanov started his career without any intention to ever take over as the master distiller and owner the last, remaining distillery of Estonia. After training for logistics and warehouse technology, he founded a transport company. In 2002, he switched to forestry and produced wood pellets. In 2009 he separated from his company and acquired the second oldest vodka distillery in the world. From then on, Sven was all about perfecting vodka. His goal was to distill the best organic ingredients from his region so perfect that filtration is no longer necessary. In this way he cultivated the Estonian spirit tradition and at the same time revived it in the best quality. But not only taste perfection is important to the self-made burner, in 2013 he founded a company that produces C02-neutral and sustainable energy for his distillery. So he can proudly claim: “We are a zero-waste company with no production residues, all our packaging material is recycled.”