In the year 1430, deep in the Chudov Monastery in Moscow where the Kremlin now resides, the monk Isidore discovered a long-forgotten manuscript. His eyes crinkled at their corners as he looked up in delight. Days later, Isidore walked across the stone floor to the copper distillery, hands shaking as he poured from the vat that lay there.
He held up the glass and peered into the colorless liquid within, the warm candlelight reflecting its clarity. Driven by his knowledge and devotion to
tradition, Isidore's relentless distilling and testing was finally complete. He had developed the original formula for vodka. Through his pursuit of purity, he created the perfect spirit.
Vodka became Isidore's higher calling. He put his heart and soul into improving it— until its taste transcended pleasure with every sip. Soon Russian Royalty discovered the precious liquid:Isidore's vodka became a royal delicacy, savored only by the highest of society, the recipe kept secret.
Eventually, the secret escaped and vodka spread from country to country. Soon it flowed to the four corners of the globe, each brewer putting their own twist on the original. As its popularity grew and variations continued, some feared Isidore's perfection would disappear forever.
But hope was not lost. The Legend of Kremlin discovered Isidore's true vodka recipe, and recreated the bottle in the same charcoal glass used in Russian courts hundreds of years ago. Today, Isidore's work lives on in the form of Russia's most luxurious pure grain vodka. Now, everyone is invited to experience Isidore's legacy and taste the traditional excellence of The Legend of Kremlin.
We've managed to keep our cherished recipe a secret for generations, adhering to the ingredients and process developed by Monk Isidore centuries ago.
Today, every stage of the process relies on the expertise of master Russian distillers, unified by their loyal adherence to Legend's core values of tradition and excellence. Legend of Kremlin is still created in custom-made copper vats, adding to its distinctive texture and rich, smooth taste. We also follow a meticulous five-part distillation process using the highest quality filters made of marble, silver and platinum, producing an unrivaled purity.
For centuries, vodka flowed from smoky glass decanters into golden goblets held by the ringed fingers of Russian kings and queens. Everyone within the inner circle — rulers, politicians and artists -- sipped the drink created by the ingenious old monk.
Featuring the exclusive Romanov Imperial Crest, each unique, elegantly hand-crafted Legend of Kremlin bottle assumes the form of a traditional 15th century Russian smokey gray crystal carafe used to serve the monarchy in ancient times.
"You don't drink the vodka down right away. No, sir. First you take a deep breath...Only then do you raise that vodka slowly to your lips and suddenly, sparks! They fly from your stomach to the furthest reaches of your body." Anton Chekhov - The Siren
Get to know Legend of Kremlin Aroma:Inhale the bouquet as you briefly swirl it in your glass. It will have a creamy, slightly sweet aroma. Color: hold up the glass; clarity and luminescence are key. Taste: soft, and smooth. Slight peppery finish.