Belvedere Heritage 176 is quite simply a taste of vodka's past. Up until the 19th century. Polish vodka makers relied on the old technique of 'malting', using fire-kilns to liberate enzymes from the rye's starch - a tradition which also naturally revealed rich ad distinctive flavors. Over time, as the vodka category expanded and technology evolved, these traditions sadly faded out, and vodka became more associated with neutrality. Belvedere challenges neutrality and believes that rye, the heart of our brand, delivers both distinctive taste and character. To demonstrate this further, Belvedere has revived this traditional malting technique which unlocks rich depth, flavor and complexity that would otherwise remain hidden in the rye. Rich, full-bodied and complex, with hints of honey, walnut and allspice. Heritage 176 is best savored over ice with a lemon twist.