In 2013, Swedish chef Claes Stenmark introduced Virtuous, an organic, unfiltered, small-batch vodka. His quest was to create a spirit that would have the same high quality and exceptional taste as the products he used in his kitchen.
Claes tested various ingredients until he found what he was looking for in the unique character of rye. Experimenting with a method that used only the very core of the distilled spirits – the-heart-of-the-heart – he decided to keep the vodka unfiltered. The taste was amazing and he didn’t want to change a thing.
Going organic was a natural choice for Claes, who grew up close to nature, learning early on to appreciate all it had to offer. As a child, his passion for authentic taste and flavour took root as he gathered wild berries and herbs with his grandfather to flavour spirits in the Northern tradition.
Now, he shares his love of nature’s bounty – unfiltered – through Virtuous Vodka.
Organic and real
All our vodkas are made using only organic and real ingredients. The rye we use to distill our spirits from is organic. The fruits and botanicals we use in our flavored vodkas are actual fruits, and they’re all organic.
Made through craftsmanship with the method of gentle maceration.
No flavor essences. Just real, honest ingredients.
With love and respect for nature.
In a category that historically has tried to get rid of as much taste as possible, Virtuous goes in the opposite direction. Virtuous Vodka is allowed to, and supposed to, have an authentic taste of the raw ingredients. We want to keep the flavor of the wonderful bready, peppery and sweet notes of the organic rye it’s made of.
The result is a handcrafted small batch vodka full of character, yet super smooth.
HEART OF THE HEART
During the process of creating Virtuous Vodka, Claes Stenmark experimented with different methods. Claes decided to use continuous distillation to make the rye distilled spirits.
When distilling spirits, you generally cut away some of the head and some of the tail and use the so called “heart” of the distillate for the final product. Virtuous Vodka uses only the very core of the “heart”. We call this the “heart-of-the-heart”. Claes decided not to filter. The taste was amazing, and he didn’t want to change a thing.
All of our products are gluten-free and made with organic rye, fruits, and spices. No artificial ingredients, preservatives, or sugar are added.
If you’re serious about taste, the only flavouring method of choice is maceration.
The Virtuous Vodka flavours are made through gentle maceration. Our distillers take real organic fruits and botanicals, dissolve them in the organic rye spirits for several days, carefully separate the liquid from the remains of the fruits and finally add water. The last step is blending this mixture with Virtuous Vodka to make the final product, a painstaking process that requires skilled blenders. You’ll taste this craftsmanship and authentic flavour in all of our vodkas. You may notice that the spirit may be tinted and contain a bit of sediment at the bottom. Don’t worry – it’s completely safe to consume, and these qualities are simply proof of our natural ingredients. Just shake the bottle before pouring.
Gluten free. No artificial ingredients, no preservatives, no sugar added. Just real taste.
“OFF THE ROCKS”
Or what is your perfect serve?
How to best enjoy Virtuous Vodka is of course a matter of personal taste, but we recommend that you try it off the rocks at least once. By savoring it at room temperature you will experience
the full palate and all the flavour nuances in Virtuous Vodka.
We hope you understand why we
are so proud of our product.
VIRTUOUS VODKA BLOND
A vodka for those who appreciate taste.
Virtuous Vodka is made with 100% organic rye. We practice continuous distillation, using only the heart-of-the-heart of the distilled spirits made from the best organic rye. This means capturing only the very core of the heart, cutting ahead of the head and before the tail.
Unfiltered, not to change a thing.
Rye is chosen for its amazing properties and character. Using organic rye in combination with our unique method is what gives Virtuous Vodka its distinct yet smooth taste with a subtle sweetness.
Virtuous Vodka Blond | 40% alc./vol ( 80 proof) | 100% organic rye vodka Gluten free. No artificial ingredients. No preservatives. No sugar added. (proof alc./vol. may vary in different countries)
VIRTUOUS VODKA BITTER LEMON
A completely different take on lemon vodka.
With the careful method of maceration, the organic lemons from Sicily are made to release both the sweet and acidic lemon flavor from the yellow zest, and the distinct bitter from the white inner peel. The result is a wonderfully sharp yet sweet aroma of fresh lemons.
Virtuous Vodka Bitter Lemon | 38% alc./vol (76 proof) 100% organic rye vodka and 100% organic lemons Gluten free No artificial ingredients. No preservatives. No sugar added.
Made from ripe organic raspberries.
Virtuous Raspberry has a striking taste from perfectly ripe berries. A certain acidity and sweetness from the raspberries balances the vodka. Matures with time developing into a more complex flavour.
Virtuous Vodka Raspberry| 38% alc./vol ( 76 proof)
100% organic rye vodka and 100% organic vanilla Gluten free. No artificial ingredients. No preservatives. No sugar added.
VIRTUOUS VODKA GINGER
Remarkable fresh ginger flavour.
Ginger is an ingredient that doesn’t require any explanation as it is well known across the globe, not only because of its taste but also because of its health benefits. The challenge is managing to save the ginger’s unique spiciness and taste during production, something that we are proud to say that we have accomplished. Virtuous Ginger is remarkable in its spicy and fresh ginger flavor and blends easily with fruity citrus notes.
Virtuous Vodka Ginger | 38% alc./vol (76 proof)
100% organic rye vodka and 100% organic ginger Gluten free. No artificial ingredients. No preservatives. No sugar added.
VIRTUOUS VODKA CHILI
An aromatic flavour with a bite.
Ripe organic chili peppers from Spain. Well-balanced flavour between fruit and intensive heat. The strength of the chili transforms to a splendid aromatic taste that stays with you for a moment.
Virtuous Vodka Chili | 38% alc./vol (76 proof) 100% organic rye vodka and 100% organic chili Gluten free. No artificial ingredients. No preservatives. No sugar added.
|Decorate with dill|
|Pour ingredients over lots of ice and decorate with dill.|
|Virtuous Raspberry Tonic|
|Tonic water to taste|
|Pour Virtuous Raspberry into a tall glass with lots of ice and top up with Tonic water to taste. Garnish with strawberries or raspberries.|
|Freshly squeezed lime juice||1.5||0.5|
|Top up with ginger beer (to taste)|
|Pour vodka and lime into a generous glass with lots of ice. Fill up with Ginger Beer and garnish with lime or strawberries, like here.|
|Freshly squeezed lemon juice||3||1|
|Shake all ingredients with ice until very chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass and decorate with your favorite berries.|
|Freshly squeezed lemon juice||3||1|
|Matcha tea(Tip of bar spoon)|
|Shake all ingredients with ice until very chilled, then pour into a glass with lots of ice. Garnish with lemon peel.|
|Freshly squeezed lime juice||3||1|
|A dash of bitter|
|Shake all ingredients with ice until very chilled and pour into a glass with lots of ice. Garnish with strawberries or something else colorful.|
|Virtuous Bitter Lemon||4||1.4|
|Soda water to top up|
|Pour ingredients into a generous glass over ice. Garnish with an orange peel.|
|Freshly squeezed lime juice||1.5||0.5|
|Organic lemonade to taste|
|Pour the vodka and the freshly squeezed lime over a generous glass with lots of ice. Top up with the lemonade and add raspberries. .|
|Pour Virtuous Chili into a shot glass at your preferred temperature and enjoy anytime that calls for a shot, or with the classic Scandinavian holiday food instead of a traditional aquavit.|
|Virtuous Chili ice cold is of course a great classic. But sipping it at room temperature will let you savor all the flavor nuances even better.|