Let’s start with a fact we can all agree is true. Not all red wines are the same. Neither are all vodkas. Vodkas originate from different regions, are created under the care of different makers, and from different raw ingredients. “The standard definition of vodka is all wrong—it is not a colorless, odorless spirit,” says Tad Dorda, Founder & CEO of Chopin Vodka. He should know: Dorda is a legend in the vodka category, credited with being one of the first to craft luxury vodkas with global appeal.
Chopin Vodka focuses on three single ingredient vodkas, each distilled from potato, rye or wheat. Dorda explains what key flavors and notes each ingredient brings:
- Chopin Potato Vodka is earthy, creamy, full-bodied, and viscous. “It’s a wonderful vodka to drink by itself, or in a martini,” says Dorda.
- Chopin Rye Vodka is spicy and vibrant, with a peppery flavor profile and a short, crisp finish. Perfect for a Bloody Mary or on its own, especially for those who like a kick.
- Chopin Wheat Vodka is sweet and gentle by comparison, with a subtle floral aroma and lighter flavor profile that works well as a summer refresher.
One of the few vodka producers to distill their own spirits in Poland, Chopin is owned by the Dorda family and has been operational since 1896 in the Podlasie region. “We are a family business, with many involved, including my daughter and nephews. It brings us together with a shared dedication and passion you can taste in the finished product,” says Dorda.
If your vodka palate needs some training, Dorda has the following tip: “Vodka is worth sipping. Try the differences firsthand, and see for yourself how different rye vodka is from potato.” For more tips on vodka from the Dorda family, visit here.