Our distillery is based off of a family tradition that started during the soft prohibition era in the Soviet Union during the 1980's.
Using a family recipe, our distillery will feature vodkas, gins and more made in-house and served to you in our tasting room. Enjoy a tour and the beautiful Keyport waterfront.
Have you ever heard about the Gorbachev’s soft prohibition?
In 1986, the leader of the Soviet Union, General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev, made the most ludicrous to put a soft prohibition on alcohol - the very thing Russian people are stereo-typically known to love.
Unlike America’s complete ban on alcohol, Gorbachev’s soft prohibition allowed a ration of up to two bottles a month. This may sound reasonable on the surface, but a Soviet citizen, on average, drank almost a bottle a person - per day!
However, similar to America’s ban, the soft prohibition brought forth an age of home distillation, and it may not be surprising to hear that making alcohol at home was very illegal and very dangerous. Even so, this didn’t do anything to stop the influx of home distillers.