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Beluga Vodka Bottle Prices, Sizes & Guide (2022 Updated)

Last Updated on July 22, 2022 by Lydia Martin

Unlike other vodka brands that may incorporate additives like glycerin for a smoother mouthfeel, Beluga vodka remains proudly chemical-free. This vodka, made from 100 percent organic ingredients, uses cutting-edge equipment and a unique maturation period for a crisp and smooth spirit. 

Let’s look at Beluga vodka: price, fun facts, and everything that makes it so special. 

All About Beluga Vodka 

Beluga Vodka on desk

Beluga vodka is a brand of Russian vodka made in the Mariinsk Distillery (formerly in Siberia). In 2016, however, the brand partnered with Summergate Fine Wine and Spirits, based in Greater China, to become its exclusive distributor and importer. 

Beluga vodka remains proudly Siberian-made, using local Siberian winter wheat and water sourced from 1,000-foot-deep artesian wells. These give it a nice, grainy flavor without compromising the smooth texture. 

Fun Facts 

Fun Facts 

Main Ingredients

Beluga vodka is a premium vodka line that uses locally-sourced special malt wheat from Siberia. This special wheat is rarely found in today’s vodka production process, mainly because of the expensive cost and intensive labor. 

This wheat is blended with crystal clear water from deep artesian wells and goes through a triple filtration process (charcoal, impregnated silver, and sand). 

Production Process

Production Process

Unlike other vodkas, bottled right after the distillation process, Beluga vodka takes it a step further by maturing the spirit. This extra step contributes to a smoother, more well-rounded final vodka. 

Beluga Noble, its primary product, rests for 30 days before being bottled. The final maturation for Transatlantic is 45 days, Allure is 60 days, and Gold — one of the most expensive Russian vodkas out on the market — takes 90 days. 

Flavor Profile

Vodka purists might find it weird that Beluga chooses to flavor their spirit with oats, honey, and milk thistle post-distillation, but do it subtly enough that it won’t be considered a flavored vodka [1]. As a result, Beluga vodka is lightly sweet, laced with hints of oatmeal and honey. This vodka is perfect when drunk straight out of the freezer. 

Common Beluga Vodka Prices

Common Beluga Vodka Prices

Type Size Alcohol Proof Average Price
Allure 750 ml 80 Around $51
Beluga Epicure by Lalique 750 ml 80 Around $6,000
Celebration 750 ml 80 Around $33
Gold Line 750 ml 80 Around $95
Noble 750 ml 80 Around $30
Transatlantic 750 ml 80 Around $34

Compared To Other Vodka Brands 

Compared To Other Vodka Brands 

Ketel One

Like Beluga, Ketel One vodka is made from a 100 percent wheat base that gives it a grainy sweetness and a plush, soft texture. This Dutch brand has been around since the late 1600s, with the 10th and 11th generations of Nolet distillers managing it today. “Ketel” was named after the oldest, coal-fired copper pot still being used in production. 

You can get a 750 ml bottle of Ketel vodka at around the $20 price point, slightly more affordable than Beluga. 

Grey Goose

Grey Goose on desk

Grey Goose is a luxury vodka brand produced for the American spirits market. This brand is characterized by its crisp, clean, and smooth flavor profile, without much of the burn found in cheaper varieties. 

The brand uses just two ingredients in its base spirit: spring water from Gensac-La-Pallue and soft single-origin winter wheat from Picardy, France. The brand also sources French-grown ingredients for its flavored variants. 

A 750 ml bottle of Grey Goose can be yours for about $32 (more or less similar to Beluga’s pricing). See Grey Goose vs Ketel One vodka here

Trust Me 

Although Trust Me vodka may be a newer vodka brand (having been released only in 2012), this brand would definitely stand out in a vodka lineup. Aside from being made with 100 percent clean ingredients, Trust Me vodka also partners with visual artists and showcases their artwork in limited edition bottles.  

They have an inherent vision of producing art in both the bottle and your glass. A 750 ml bottle of Trust Me vodka costs around $30, which is at par with Beluga’s pricing. 

Also Read: Atomik Vodka Guide

Popular Beluga Vodka Cocktails 

Popular Beluga Vodka Cocktails 

Cosmopolitan

Prep Time: 2 minutes 

Total Time: 2 minutes 

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Beluga Noble vodka 
  • ½ oz triple sec 
  • ¾ oz cranberry juice cocktail 
  • ¼ oz lime juice 
  • orange peel 

Instructions: 

Pour all liquid ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake well until chilled. Strain and pour into a martini glass. Garnish with the orange peel. 

Serving:

Bar Odessa’s Beluga Mule 

Bar Odessa's Beluga Mule 

Prep Time: 2 minutes 

Total Time: 2 minutes 

Ingredients:

  • 1½ oz Beluga Noble vodka 
  • Bundaberg ginger beer 
  • fresh mint 
  • lime wedges 
  • ice 

Instructions: 

Pour the vodka into a copper bug with ice. Squeeze in the juices from a lime wedge. Top the rest off with ginger beer and garnish with a sprig of mint. 

Serving:

Russian Coffee

Prep Time: 20 minutes 

Total Time: 20 minutes 

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Beluga Noble vodka 
  • 1 oz St. Hallvard coffee liqueur 
  • ⅓ oz almond liqueur 
  • 6½ oz coffee brew 

Instructions: 

Brew the coffee. While brewing, combine all ingredients into a coffee glass. Top off with the warm brewed coffee. Add sugar, milk, and cream according to your preference, and sprinkle a bit of almond liqueur on top.  

Serving:

FAQs 

Is Beluga a good vodka?

Yes, Beluga vodka is a good vodka. It is a highly versatile spirit — it tastes just as great on its own as it does in mixed drinks. If you ask us, though, we prefer this vodka chilled — its super-smooth texture from the honey oats is delicious straight out of the freezer! 

Is Beluga vodka smooth?

Yes, Beluga vodka is smooth. While other brands can attest to their super-smooth texture thanks to chemicals like glycerin, Beluga vodka remains proudly chemical-free. They attribute their super-smooth texture to their choice of quality grains and the triple-filtration process. 

Final Thoughts 

You know what they say: the French are to wine as Russians are to vodka — you can just assume they do it better. Beluga vodka is no exception — the brand’s use of quality ingredients, combined with the triple-filtration and maturation period, makes for a unique vodka that tastes as great straight out of the freezer as it does in mixed drinks. 

However, we have to say that vodka purists who strongly believe that vodka should simply be boozy water — no more, no less — might get slightly turned off, as Beluga vodka does have the added flavor and odor!

Reference: 

  1. https://www.winemag.com/2020/05/28/is-vodka-flavorless/

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