One of the most prestigious and respected Russian vodkas, Beluga is created at The Mariinsk Distillery in the heart of Siberia. This region is famed for its clean air and pristine lakes and rivers, and Beluga reflects the purity of the environment in which it is created.
The brand is the concept of Alexander Mechetin, CEO and majority shareholder of The Beluga Group. Alexander had a long term vision to make Russian vodka more premium – both domestically and, perhaps more importantly, across international markets where Russian vodka was perceived as less desirable than some of its European competitors. First, however, Alexander had to find a home for his brand and in 2002 he partnered with The Mariinks Distillery in Siberia. Founded in 1900, Mariinsk was reputed to be one of the most innovative and efficient distilleries in Russia, and Beluga were given the opportunity to demonstrate this on the international stage.
Mariinsk combines the latest technology with over 100 years of vodka-making experience to bring you a range of vodka that has catapulted Beluga to one of the top-selling, super-premium, traditional vodkas across the globe. Alongside the purest Siberian water Beluga is made, unusually, with a base of malted barley.