Imperial Palace Gift Box Vodka


Product Highlights

  • Prepared according to an ancient Romanov-era recipe
  • Contains ultra-pure and soft waters of  glacial origin lake “Ladoga”
  • 12 stages purification system using a multistep filtration
  • Bottle is corked with a glass cap, made precisely to measure with diamond lapping
  • Additional filtration with silver-impregnated active charcoal filters at the final stag
  • No special additives and only natural ingredients are used



An exclusive super premium vodka distilled with honey and infused with bird cherries and raspberry leaves according to a unique recipe that was considered irretrievably lost for ages, but has been recently discovered in the archives of the Tsarskoe Selo museum. This vodka from the cellars of the Romanovs’ Summer Residence was the preferred beverage at official receptions, ballroom parties and masquerades.

It was also the official beverage for Russian monarchical coronations. The rite of coronation, or “ascension to the throne”, which goes back to the reign of Ivan III, was always a rich and glamorous event. the coronation ceremony went on for three consecutive days, but this vodka’s unique recipe allowed the royals to stay in shape throughout the marathon of libations.

Even court doctors recognized the beneficial properties of this beverage. “It is good for your heart and stomach; it invigorates you and makes you feel warm inside”, wrote one doctor in his report. Court physicians used this vodka as a cure for many an ailment, both physical and mental, generously dispensing it to patients in pure or infused from.


Hand-crafted in the Czech Republic, the Imperial Palace bottle, or “shtof” in old Russian, is an exact replica of the Coronation Decanter once designed by Fyodor Schechtel, a celebrated Russian Art Nouveau artist, for the Russian Royal Family. Instead of a plastic cork, which is typically used in this day and age, the bottle is corked with a glass cap, made precisely to measure with diamond lapping. Like any symbol of monarchy, the Coronation Decanter should not be laid down sideways or turned over.

Schechtel was commissioned by the Russian Royal Court to design this decanter in 1913 for 300th anniversary of the House of Romanov. 9The first Romanov was Mikhail Fiodorovich in 1613). Other decanters had been used before that bore the heraldry of the monarch being crowned, bearing the emblem of the Russian Empire and the monogram of Russia’s last Emperor, Nicholas II. The original Shtof resides at CZAR’S VILLAGE’S Catherine Palace.