Beluga Noble Russian Vodka has joined forces with French crystal and jewelry maker Lalique to create Beluga Epicure by Lalique, a limited edition decanter. The number one vodka in the super-premium and ultra-premium category in Russia, is famous for its unparalleled taste that earned it a status of luxury and success.
Beluga Epicure by Lalique, designed in an Art nouveau style, features an enigmatic female nude figure surrounded by ears of wheat, a symbol of harvest and fertility. A limited edition of 1,000 decanters developed by Beluga brand director, Katerina Mechetina, and Lalique creative director, Marc Larminaux.
The style of the decanter is a nod to crystal and jewelry manufacturer’s “three F” motifs, female, flora and fauna. Referring to Beluga’s ingredients, the result vessel for an exquisite spirit is a nude female figure surrounded by ears of wheat.
Each decanter of Beluga Epicure is hand-produced by blowing crystal pieces in an iron mold, by artisans at Lalique’s workshops in Alsace, France. The contrast between the clear and satin-finished crystal is polished and the bottle gets engraved with a serial number on the bottom.
Beluga Vodka is produced at the historical Mariinsk Distillery, established in 1900 in one of the most tranquil areas of Russia, in the heart of Siberia some 300 kilometers from the nearest town. Beluga combines industry-leading, cutting-edge equipment and traditional techniques to create a truly exclusive product symbolizing nobility and craftsmanship. For Epicure, Beluga master distillers used a malt spirit produced from a select wheat harvest. The expression is made with pure water drawn from artesian springs in Siberia, and rested for 100 days, and was named Epicure to accentuate the preciousness of fleeting moments.
Beluga Epicure by Lalique will be available for purchase in Russia at the end of 2016 and in other markets in 2017 with the retail price per decanter being approximately $8,813.