The Jewel of Russia Vodka

The Jewel of Russia Wild Bilberry Infusion is made according to an ancient traditional recipe by infusing handpicked wild Bilberries with fine Russian vodka. Bilberries are native to Northern Russia, and grow on mountainsides. Bilberries are related to Lingonberries and are thought to have a general healthy action.

The ingredients used are extremely fresh and undergo only traditional treatment to preserve the natural taste of the fruit. The berries are not cultivated. These are wild Bilberries, picked by hand. They are crushed and soaked in Premium vodka. The vodka-Bilberry infusion then sets for a period of time and then is filtered and bottled on premises. The intense flavor and aroma that results from the infusion far surpasses any flavored vodkas and the existing popular vodka-juice compounds.

These rare Russian berries, married with premium vodka create a unique drink, described by the Beverage Tasting Institute of Chicago in the following terms: "Soft texture. Very exotic flavorings; chocolate, cherries and sweet liqueur-like components".most interesting." (Click on the "Critics Choice" page for more ratings and comments).

Russian nobles developed and perfected this traditional low-alcohol vodka-based drink over 300 years ago. With its introduction in the United States, American consumers have an exceptional opportunity to unveil this precious heritage of old Russia. 

This exquisite vodka has an authentic Russian taste while delivering unparalleled smoothness because of a special five-step slow-flow filtration process. Only the finest Russian hard winter wheat and rye, and pure deep-well artesian water are used in creating this full-bodied premium Russian vodka. Centuries-old Russian recipes are followed to insure the authenticity of this "Drink of the Czars".

No wonder The Jewel of Russia products are rated so highly by many experts. Their comments include "Exceptional" and "Classy Stuff!" along with ratings in the 90's. (See our "Critics Choice" Web Page for more.)

Classic Vodka makes a superb martini. One critic said that this vodka literally "begs for an olive or two". Because the vodka is so smooth and has its own flavor and character, it just needs to be chilled and served pristine in a martini glass. Drinking it this way, you'll really feel that you have found a true "Jewel of Russia".


This is the ultimate Russian Vodka. By combining authentic Russian character with exceptional silky smoothness, this vodka ascends well above existing Premium vodka brands to the levels of a true work of art, beyond the Super-Premium classification.

The ancient recipes are revived to produce ULTRA vodka, but the distilled spirits used to prepare this vodka undergo additional rectification treatment to practically eliminate the traces of congeners present in all lower quality vodkas. Special proprietary techniques are used to restore the original historic taste of Russian vodka.

The packaging of our Limited Edition line is exceptional. Each bottle is also a work of art, with a traditional Russian miniature hand-painted on each bottle, and individually signed by the artist.

The ULTRA bottle has a dome-like hand-painted cap cover that together with the painting makes it a perfect gift. It is also an attractive item for display or for collectors, because the scenes are changed on a regular basis.

The total availability of the ULTRA Limited Edition in the U.S. is 2,000 bottles a month.




"The Jewel of Russia" brings to the United States the best of Russian vodka-making traditions - directly from the heart of Russia.

Only natural ingredients and ancient recipes are used in making the Jewel of Russia vodka and (unique in the US market) vodka-based infusions that satisfy the most demanding tastes. The brand's top priority is to preserve the distinctive and authentic character of traditional Russian Vodka, while achieving the highest level of smoothness.

Authenticity, quality and tradition are observed throughout the product line. From the distinctive 300 year-old bottle design to the silk cord, to the genuine red wax emblem and seal, and, finally to the traditional Russian hand-painted bottles ("Ultra" Limited Edition), the products reflect devotion to the past.



Critic's Choice: Classic Vodka

The Wall Street Journal

"Proof, no pun intended, that Mother Russia can compete with the best of a globalized world's vodkas." -- One of the top 3 vodkas.

Wine Enthusiast Magazine

"Rated 93 The Jewel of Russia Vodka (BMC Imports, CT) 40% abv."


"...ranking of the vodkas reviewed so far by our National Vodka Review panel."

Nightclub & Bar Magazine

"...we suggest stopping the search and sipping some Jewel of Russia Classic Vodka."

The Bartender's Companion

"The Original Guide to American Cocktails and Drinks"

Russian's Life Magazine

"...this vodka had received the highest score (out of 100) from our Panel."

Beverage Retailer Magazine

"...preserves the authentic character of traditional Russian vodka."

Market Watch Magazine

"...the drink of the czars with its two new vodka releases."

Nightclub & Bar

"Versatile Vodkas " 



Critic's Choice: Ultra Vodka


"Here is a ranking of the vodkas reviewed so far by our National Vodka Review panel."

Kate Cohen

"...We asked for a recommendation for their best vodka(Firebird Restuarant, NYC), which was empatically announced as Jewel of Russia."

Spirits of the Year Awards

"Food & Wine December 2001"

Smart Money Magazine

"For a more classic style of vodka, (Jonathan Goldstein)...likes... Jewel of Russia Ultra"

Market Watch Magazine

""...the drink of the czars with its two new vodka releases." "


"Liquor in the Rear"

Beverage Retailer Magazine

"...preserves the authentic character of traditional Russian vodka."


Critic's Choice: Infusion(s)


"...ranking of the vodkas reviewed so far by our National Vodka Review panel."

The Bartender's Companion

" unlike any other product currently available in the U.S."

Nightclub & Bar Magazine

"...Jewel of Russia Infusions are unlike any other flavored vodka."

Nightclub & Bar Magazine

"Be prepared to be shocked."