The Russian soul in a bottle
The regulars on the first floor of 17 Place de la Madeleine know it: at Caviar Kaspia, we toast and dine, but we also have vodka for lunch. First of all, because in such an authentic universe, it would be incongruous to deviate from an indisputable Slavic ceremony. But also, because to accompany delicious potatoes with caviar, we can’t imagine anything better than the homemade “little water” that is served here in pretty carafons. The shop on the ground floor is the perfect place to take home and let others discover this exceptional vodka. But in fact, this is also a problem for true connoisseurs, since until today, it was only available here, and of course, you don’t always have the time to make the trip. It was therefore by general demand that the Parisian institution finally decided to extend the range of possibilities. As of this autumn, its mythical vodka will finally be available in a selective distribution network.
In all authenticity
If the restaurant Caviar Kaspia contains magnificent works of art (paintings, engravings, porcelain …) brought from Moscow or St. Petersburg after the Revolution by a few white Russians, it is also to one of them that we owe the perpetuation of this ancestral vodka. This one, who had taken the precious recipe with him in his luggage and had kept it jealously for a few years, had the idea when he discovered the magic of the restaurant of Arcady Fixon, founder of Caviar Kaspia, to share it with him to finally reproduce this perfectly unique elixir. In 1927, the original awake formula, which became Kaspia Vodka, achieved the ingenious feat of encasing in a bottle the magic of a vodka like no other, powerful, mysterious and delicate at the same time, and the soul of a place full of subtlety and wonderful stories. Produced exclusively in Poland, as is customary, it is characterised by its rare purity. It is made from the best rye – harvested from a single, carefully selected farm – to obtain a brandy that is distilled no less than five times, and also benefits from the exceptional quality of a spring water that dates back to the Cretaceous period. The ancestral formula doing the rest, Kaspia vodka offers a taste of a rare sweetness, with a subtly spicy final note, which makes it definitely incomparable.