Beluga Noble Russian Vodka has partnered with legendary French crystal and jewellery maker Lalique to create limited edition vodka Beluga Epicure. This exquisite product is a manifestation of the values the two iconic brands share.
Beluga’s collaboration with Lalique was born from its desire to create the perfect decanter, which would only be worthy of an exquisite spirit. The vodka’s name, Epicure, was chosen to highlight the preciousness of fleeting moments. The Epicure decanter is designed to be a symbol of the present, and a reminder that we should enjoy each moment by drawing inspiration from everything that surrounds us.
Beluga Epicure revisits Lalique’s iconic “Three F” themes, Female, Flora and Fauna, and its sublime vessel, designed in an Art nouveau style features an enigmatic female nude figure surrounded by ears of wheat, a symbol of harvest and fertility.
The decanters were crafted at Lalique workshops in France’s Alsace region by blowing crystal fragments individually in an iron mould to put together its unique shape. It was then refined by master polishers, who made the distinction between the clear and satin-finished crystal stand out before stamping each one with a serial number on the bottom of each decanter.
Upon leaving the workshop, the decanters were transported to the Mariinsk Distillery in the heart of Siberia, Russia, where Beluga’s master distillers used a malt spirit produced from a specially selected wheat harvest and a pure water from Siberia’s finest springs to make the Epicure vodka. It was then left to rest for 100 days before a limited amount was collected.
With only 1,000 crystal decanters produced, the limited-edition Beluga Epicure by Lalique vodka is a stunning objet d’art dedicated to the brand’s followers, true connoisseurs and passionate collectors. The first decanter sold earlier this month for €11,000 at the Off White charity auction.
Beluga Epicure by Lalique will be available for purchase in Russia in the end of 2016 and in other markets in 2017, the retail price per piece being approx. €6,000.