Pure Swiss Enjoyment

29 Jan 2021
2 min read
Bringing together passion and expertise with organic produce and principles, Switzerland’s premier vodka producers DIWISA have unveiled a unique and prevailing organic wheat vodka that celebrates its Swiss roots.

Founded in 1918, DIWISA (Distillerie Willisau SA) has over 100 years of experience in the production of high-quality spirits. At its distillery in Lucerne’s hinterland, the well-established brand brings its extensive knowledge and long-standing expertise to the production of its award-winning XELLENT Vodka,

DIWISA’s recently launched XELLENT organic wheat vodka sees the Swiss distillery exploring new avenues where nature and ardour come together to produce a truly extraordinary product. Channeling the values of regionality, organic integrity and experiential production throughout its milling, mashing, and distillation processes, as well as using Bio-Suisse-compliant wheat, the vodka remains one-hundred percent Swiss from start to finish.

XELLENT Organic has only been on the market for a few months, yet it has already been singled out for a gold medal, highlighting its excellence. “We’d barely finished designing the bottle when we received our first medal,” says Claudio Lobosco, Global Export Director at DIWISA. The product has also been nominated for various awards at prestigious international tasting competitions such as the ISW 2020 and the 2020 Frankfurt International Spirits Trophy.

XELLENT believes that a vodka with character doesn’t need any frills or fuss, and that’s why XELLENT Organic’s bottle presents with a simple semblance, with the brown paper label having a more natural, hand-crafted look and feel. The result of the finest raw materials combined with passionate master distillers and careful craftsmanship, XELLENT Vodka is the embodiment of Switzerland’s authentic taste and character.

The quality of XELLENT Organic Wheat Vodka comes to the fore when enjoyed in its purest form, but it is also perfect for classic cocktails such as a dry martini, or for self-made inventions. “XELLENT Organic has a character all its own. It lends cocktails the alcohol content, but also a touch of refinement,” says barkeeper Janosch Marini from the Aurum XLIV Bar in Lucerne.

With its fine taste notes and smoothness, XELLENT Organic makes its character known when used to create delicious cocktails. This vodka can add flair to an elaborate creation or bring much-needed sophistication to a simple long drink. On the nose, XELLENT has a neutral taste with a delicate hint of grain and citrus. On the palate, it is harmonious, smooth and velvety with a full-bodied yet soft finish.

Cocktail Recipes
  • 5cl XELLENT Organic Wheat Vodka
  • 2cl dry vermouth
  • lemon zest
  1. Place a martini glass in the freezer to chill.
  2. Place the vodka and dry vermouth in a mixing glass.
  3. Add cubed ice to the glass and stir for 30 seconds until the Martini is cold.
  4. Strain the drink into the chilled Martini glass.
  5. Pinch the lemon zest over the Martini and then rub it around the rim of the glass before dropping it into the drink.


  • 5cl XELLENT Organic Wheat Vodka
  • 1cl fresh lemon juice
  • 2cl cranberry juice
  • 2cl lemongrass syrup
  • 8 fresh raspberries
  • 1 piece of lemongrass
  1. Chop up 5 of the raspberries and add them to a shaker with all the other ingredients except the lemongrass.
  2. Add ice and shake well.
  3. Strain twice into a martini glass.
  4. Garnish with the lemongrass piece and remaining raspberries.

To find out more about XELLENT, visit their website or follow them on Instagram.