As the ambassador for the Order of Malta to the Zarina Catherine II, Count Jules René Litta had the opportunity to discover and further develop the secrets of vodka (“small water” in Russian) with the master distillers of the Imperial Court. Based on aristocratic tradition and following his instinct he decided to create his own recipe for a perfectly smooth vodka. The recipe stayed in the Litta Family as a well guarded secret over the generations. In 1998, the Marquis Eugenio Litta Modignani, a descendent of Jules René Litta, decided to launch TOVARITCH!™ vodka following his ancestors recipe.
In their quest to produce the best in class vodka, the Tovaritch team controls every part of the product from selecting seeds to bottling. This has resulted in Tovaritch winning 92 awards to-date, including every ‘Spirits Business Vodka Masters’ since conception.
“TOVARITCH! has been consistently awarded every single Spirits Business Vodka Masters from its very conception in 2007. This is an unparalleled achievement. To highlight the truly outstanding nature of this brand, we decided to create a bespoke award to celebrate Tovaritch´s success. We called this award `Consistence in Excellence´ as these are the two qualities that we feel are so laudable, and which are inherent to the brand. To triumph so spectacularly in internationally recognised awards that attract global brands from accross the world is really a phenomenal achievement.” - Daisy Jones, Associate Publisher – The Spirit Business
Tovaritch means friend, buddy or compadre in Russian, perfectly accompanied by the brand slogan of 'Never Drink Alone'.
Tovaritch vodka is made with 100% organic (GMO and gluten free) spring wheat and rye sourced in the Volga region known for its lavish harvests of high-grade grain. Bottled at 38% proof respecting Russian tradition, Tovaritch is distilled five times and filtered twenty times through a combination of birch charcoal and silver, delivering a medium bodied dry vodka.
Another key element of high-end vodka is water. According to studies, it accounts for 56% of the quality of the final product. Tovaritch uses water from an underground well which passes through sand filters to remove iron and softened through sodium-cation exchange filters. Any remaining inorganic solids are removed by reverse osmosis treatment.
Tasting Note: The nose is pure and subtle with authentic notes of fresh lime and a delicate hint of eucalyptus and lemon flower. The entry is incredibly smooth and leads to a very clean, fresh palate with a characteristic ‘bread’ flavor. The afterlife is hot without being fiery.
THE SPIRIT BUSINESS VODKA MASTER Premium: Master 2007-2008-2009-2011-2012, Gold 2013 2014- 2015