Grand & mystic region, the pearl of Siberia, the great source of the Russian Empire treasures. Not in vain the Altai lands were never transferred to private ownership and kept for ‘lobbies’, that was meant state ones. May be, sovereigns & rulers did know about Shambala, a country of immortals, situating in the Altai? Or the axe of the world really passes here according to a statement of the great painter & traveler Nikolai Roerich?
You will believe in that when you will breath infused needle scent of venerable cedars, will see ripen golden wheat in endless fields lasting to the horizon, underlined with a break of white mountains, will drink some purest water from a spring, beginning in those very mountains!
What else to say! Even appearing of vodka in the Altai is covered with legends & riddles.
13 September 1867 G.T.Bad’in, an Altain merchant of the Second guild, was given a patent that permitted to build a distilling factory as well as he was given some state lands at the banks of the Itkul river. Why? Russia was lack of distilling factories, while bread vine (vodka) was already known in Europe. They say a completely stranger merchant was honoured to get Alexander II the Emperor’s personal audience. The full conversation is unknown for certain, but, perhaps, the merchant told Emperor an ancient recipe of vodka that belonged to the merchant’s family and that has become the ‘National Standard’ of today.
Since those times the Itkulsky Alcohol factory is the most leading one in the field. Its vodka was supplied to His Imperial Majesty’s court and drunk in the high society circles with the pleasure similar to the French champagne.
Vodka “national standard” is a unique blend of natural elements & latest technological solutions that raise the product quality to the unimagined height.
There is organic malt alcohol, purest artesian water from reserve Altai springs, alcoholic infusion from oat flavour among its ingredients. Cedar nut alcohol, which proportion is chosen properly by expert sommeliers, is added to make the vodka taste unique.
Vodka “national standard” is far more than a part of various events in Your life. It’s the event itself!
Vodka is manufactured at the Itkulsky Alcohol factory, established in the century before last, where the classic recipe has got a new life. Vodka obtains new qualities at each stage of a laborious process.
Appearance fits to the content – a classic bottle is not only covered with luxurious decorations with platinum, gold, ceramics, cotton, unique ornament, it appears in an extraordinary look, having much in common with Russian history.