Premium vodka distilled and bottled in Poland, Kavka, has launched in Australia and is now available to purchase at Dan Murphy’s and BWS nationally for RRP $65.

Traditional production methods, popular since the 19th Century have been adapted, fine rye and wheat spirits distilled, pot-stilled fruit spirits aged, a master distiller applied to the blending. The result is a vodka with a depth, complexity and smoothness rarely found in modern spirits.

Kavka is reminiscent of how Polish vodka used to taste when every vodka was distinctive, and every distillery had its own bold personality. The complex layers, make it versatile enough to drink in shot form from the freezer to highlight apple tones or sip at room temperature to emphasise the plum notes.

The inspiration for Kavka came from founder, Jan Woroniecki’s two decades of experience as a restaurateur, launching world-class restaurants in London such as Wódka and Baltic. After tasting hundreds of different vodkas during his time in hospitality he realised that most modern vodkas filtered out much of the taste and had lost the tradition of individuality. Using this as his inspiration, he created Kavka.

“During Poland’s prohibition period in the early 20th Century, Kavka was the code for getting a drink in a restaurant, so it’s a slightly cheeky name that combined my love of Vodka and restaurants,” Woroniecki said.

“For a long time the vodka space has been overshadowed by innovative gin makers and the growth in popularity of tequila, rum and whiskey as drinkers look for personality in their spirits. Now it’s time to reinvigorate vodka.”

Kavka won a gold medal at the 2020 Warsaw Spirits competition.