The decision was made to develop a drink for all diplomatic receptions and banquets in the Kremlin that would become the hallmark of high-level events. It was unanimously agreed that the official drink would be vodka, the most traditional Russian beverage.
A team of leading industry specialists worked for two years under the strict control of the Kremlin to perfect the formulation of this new vodka. The finished recipe remained a state secret, further elevating the status of this exclusive spirit. This vodka was only produced on a special order of the Kremlin and in limited quantities.
The first large shipment of this “protocol” vodka was special ordered on the February 1945 summit in Yalta. This vodka was also served at the first New Year’s reception in the Grand Kremlin Palace on December 31, 1953. A special production run was authorized in April 1961 for an official banquet celebrating a historic moment. Since then, no significant event has passed without this Vodka to commemorate the occasion. From hunting on the presidential grounds of Zavidovo to official New Year’s Eve celebrations at Ostankino, the Kremlin’s Vodka has been served.
For decades this Vodka was recognized by the Kremlin but did not bear an official name. Among insiders it was referred to as “protocol Vodka,” or simply “the Kremlin’s Vodka.” Now its called Kremlin Award Grand Premium , preserving the rein the legend of the Vodka’s unique origins. Kremlin Award Grand Premium Vodka stays true to tradition and history, combining them with an innovative production process to create a spirit of unparalleled quality.
Kremlin Award Grand Premium Vodka combines the finest traditions of Russian nature, history, and technology. To prepare this product, water is subjected to three steps of purification and only the highest quality spirits. Ideal natural ingredients, blended according to a unique recipe, create an exceptional flavour and clean, delicate vodka. The innovative filtration system of the distillery yields a perfect product with exceptional clarity and a crystalline shine. This ultra-modern production according to at time-honoured Russian tradition is the hallmark of Kremlin Award Grand Premium Vodka.