Importer of the best vodka
APPEX SA Lugano, Switzerland is the exclusive distributor of Russian vodka White Gold Original®, White Gold Premium®, White Gold Black Edition® in European Union and Switzerland
The New York Times about Russian vodka White Gold
"Russia is a land of cold winters, black caviar and vodka, of course. Russian history would not be just the same if this “last but not the least” important part of culture was missing. Vodka has carried this country through centuries of hunger and poverty, wars and surreal bouquet of egomaniac rulers. It taught Russians how to be tough and how to make great vodka. Polish people may claim that they first invented it, Dutch may say that they perfected it, someone may say that the water used for distillation is purest, but Russians know that there is only one thing that delivers the highest vodka quality - the grain...
The grain for White Gold Premium is specially selected and grows only in one small part of Russia with the most fertile, richest soil in warm and sunny climate. No other vodka is made of it. That explains why White Gold Premium can solely claim to have unique, unprecedented taste..."
Water is also important for the production of vodka as well as grain alcohol. Therefore, vodka producers are always looking for a clean source of water. For vodka White Gold uses water from artesian wells in the Volga river basin, the most affluent river in Russia. The cleanest natural water must pass through several stages of special treatment: settling, aeration, filtration through carbon and quartz sand. With the help of a special installation, the correction of the composition of salts is carried out. Water should be colorless, absolutely transparent, with a minimum content of salts. Water is never boiled or distilled. That is why, the real Russian vodka has a special softness, unique taste and crystal purity.
In Russia there are centuries-old traditions of vodka preparation, which came from the times of Ivan the Terrible. Vodka was considered to be the universal alcoholic beverage, such as for high-ranking persons and for the common people. The standards and rules by which Russian vodka is produced today were finally formed at the end of the XIX century. Production of high-quality grain alcohol has received the state standard. Mandatory multi-level filtration of the drink through activated carbon allows to completely clean vodka from ether and aldehydes. This is the main guarantee of purity of vodka taste.
For high-end vodka, which is White Gold is characterised by a long period of rest after mixing and filtering. This allows to achieve maximum interaction of all components of the drink.
Experts believe that at this period of time the water-alcohol mixture turns into a harmonious, soft vodka.