Our Distillery

The Chopin distillery and its surrounding buildings date back to the 18th century. The estate occupies 17 acres located in the picturesque village of in Krzesk, a pristine district of eastern Poland famous for its natural plenty.

The Dorda family acquired the distillery in 2003, restoring its traditional operations to their former splendor as well as modernizing its bottling and packaging facilities. The techniques used to create Chopin, including the use of the distillery’s original copper column still, have changed very little since its inception and much of the process is still done by hand. Natural and human factors limit the capacity of the Chopin distillery – this ensures the quality of the spirit and keeps it grounded in tradition. The Dorda Family prides themselves on small-batch production and wouldn’t have it any other way.

They source most of their ingredients from within 18 miles of the distillery, ensuring that they always use the freshest seasonal potatoes, rye and wheat. It is vital for the family to know where their ingredients come from, which is why they have worked with many of the same family farms in Krzesk for decades. The Dorda family takes great pride in the quality of the ingredients and even grow on their estate.