Golovkine – The Most Russian of French Vodkas

10 Jan 2016
2 min read
Artisanal spirit brand Sagittarius launches its newest edition with a unique colour changing label so you know when it’s at optimal drinking temperature…
Savoir-faire vs tradition

The Anglo-French luxury spirit company, Sagittarius, has released it’s latest edition to the market in the form of Golovkine. Considered one of the purest vodka’s on the market the bottle also comes with a unique colour changing label that turns from white to blue when the bottle reaches 0 degrees or lower.

New to the UK the new signature described as being “The Most Russian of French Vodkas” is a premium whole-wheat vodka from France. The vodka has been five-times distilled, producing one of the purest vodkas on the market at 40% abv. The clever bottle notifies consumers when the vodka is at optimum drinking temperature, with thermochromic inks in the label turning certain elements blue when the bottle reaches0°Cor lower.

Golovkine Vodka was born from the desire to combine French savoir-faire and Russian tradition. The vodka is inspired by Count Gavriil Golovkin – the master of ceremonies for the Tsar, grand chancellor of the emperor and ambassador to Russia to Louis XIV. He is the symbol of this union between France and Russia; born in 1660 he was one of the most influential figures of the Russian Empire of his time. The statesman was Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Empire from 1706 until his death in 1734 at the age of 74. The vodka, produced by his French descendants, embodies Golovkine through its purity and excellence – the essence of Russian tradition – combined with the expertise and sophistication of the French.

The vodka is made exclusively from whole wheat grown in Beauce, a region in France famous for its rich soil and mild climate – producing the best wheat in France. However, the distillation process is what makes this vodka truly unique. Not only is it five-times distilled in the best distillation columns in France for optimum purity, a further sixth distillation in an old copper alembic still creates unrivalled depth and roundness to this spirit.The end result is premium vodka to rival all other first-rate brands such as Grey Goose and Belvedere.

The vodka is available to purchase throughHonest GrapesandHarrods.