True masterpiece of bready taste and aroma

created by Boris Rodionov in copper pot stills of the last century.

Солодовый Полугар Ржаной Полугар

Such labour-intensive historical technology

is not used by any modern producer of elite hard alcoholic beverages.


Polugar is the true legendary Russian bread wine brought back to life using the traditional technologies and recipes from the 18th and 19th centuries. It hasn’t been produced for the last 120 years, is 38.5% alcohol strength, smells of rye bread and has a soft pleasant taste.

The lost symbol of the Russian wining and dining traditions is brought back thanks to the effort of dozens of people who are keen on the idea of restoring the historic justice and bringing back the former popularity of the Russian distillates to the level they were at their heyday during the era of distillation at manors of noblemen.

The taste of Polugar is unlike any alcoholic beverage currently produced. Everyone who tried it is fond of its natural bready taste and aroma, and cannot find a single known alcoholic beverage it can be compared to.

Polugar is neither vodka nor liquor, it’s a different category of distillates in the Russian and international market – rye distillate.

Polugar is the new symbol of national pride and restoration of Russian cuisine traditions – top class bread wine.