CHOPIN, FAMILY RESERVE EXTRA YOUNG POTATO VODKA
When it comes to distinction, singularity, and exceptional flavor, aged spirits have set the bar in the worldwide craft spirits revolution. Driving the appeal for these remarkable expressions—whether it be whisky, tequila, or rum—is the unprecedented attention to detail: the quality of grain or fruit, meticulous barrel selection, maturation time, and, most importantly, the rigorous standards applied by the maker. Well, you can now add vodka to the revolution, thanks to global icon Chopin, the world's first ultra-luxury vodka producer. Our offer last year sold out in record time, so we jumped at the opportunity to take another small allocation for our customers this year. If you missed your chance last year (or if the bottle you got is gone), now is the perfect time to secure Chopin’s Family Reserve—an estate-grown and estate-produced bottling that has become a benchmark not only for vodka, but for the entire spirits category.
Chopin is one of the few vodka producers in the world that owns a distillery and produces 100% of its alcohol from raw, hand-selected ingredients. The Polish distillery dates back to the 18th century and the priceless copper column still has given life to their spectacular spirits for more than 125 years. Using estate-grown, carefully selected varieties of potatoes and grains from rich, dark soils, Chopin has easily vaulted to the upper echelon of premium vodka, upending the idea that vodka is just a neutral spirit. Yet owner Tad Dorda was not satisfied: he wanted to take Chopin to even greater heights and keep pace with the global trend for artisanal, singular expressions.
Working with Master Distiller Waldemar Durakiewicz, Dorda sought out an exceptional variety of potato for more than a decade. In 2016, they found one. The potatoes were harvested in the peak of summer when they were still young and their skins ever so tender, and only pure water and yeast were added before quadruple distillation in their copper still. Young potatoes are characterized by their low starch content and sweeter flavors, and it requires nearly four times the quantity to produce the same amount of spirit. Resting in 50-year-old oak casks for two years, the vodka mellowed while maintaining its full flavor before being bottled by hand.
Whereas most vodkas are made to be pristine and clean, this is without a doubt the most flavorful vodka I have ever tasted. Although not a brown spirit, the experience of sipping this neat or on the rocks is much closer to a Scotch or fine tequila, and it can take any cocktail, even the classic martini, to the next level. With spice on the nose, the vodka is refined and complex, full and round on the palate, and balanced by flavors of licorice and earthy sweetness. This will no doubt stand out on anyone's bar. We’re thrilled to be able to offer the Chopin Family Reserve (with each bottle coming in its own special, luxurious case) at a special Concierge Sales price, available for one week only or until we sell out!
*Offer is NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with the items estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in Fall 2020. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer ONLY valid in AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, NJ, NV, MA, MN, and TX . This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Wednesday, June 24, 2020.