When the Lancut Estate (pronounced 'wine-soot') passed to the Potocki family in 1816, it included Poland's second oldest distillery, founded in 1784.
Three generations of the Potocki family grew the Lancut distillery and its reputation for high standards was recognised by prizes awarded at several international fairs.
The legend continues and Potocki Wodka today is distilled in central Poland at a small facility surrounded by fields and forests, chosen for its artisanal approach.
At every step of production care is taken to privilege taste, starting with the choice of ingredients. Superior quality rye is sourced from the fields surrounding the distillery.
The resulting mash is only twice distilled - as every additional run would unnecessarily strip the alcohol of its character - at low speeds to ensure balance and smoothness.
The distillate is tasted at regular intervals, and only selected when optimum criteria are reached. The resulting pure alcohol is watered down to the required strength and tasted again by Jan-Roman Potocki and the distiller.
The vodka is left to rest for a few days and then bottled without resorting to the customary charcoal filtration, illustrating again at this final stage our commitment to producing a high-quality spirit with an authentic and distinctive personality.