"Let’s start talking about vodka in the way that we should talk about it; the story is rich and colorful and as long as any distillation process in the world. Let’s learn from other nations who have their own products who so wonderfully talk about what they’ve made. For them it’s a way of life; and the same is true of Polish vodka - it’s a way of life." Tad Dorda - President of Chopin Vodka "For me, embracing this product, this vodka called Chopin, was the beginning of a passionate journey. People will laugh about it and ask what is romantic about potatoes? It’s as romantic or passionate as growing grapes. The same energy goes into it." Tad Dorda - President of Chopin Vodka "There can be good potatoes, average potatoes and fantastic potatoes. Wild boar can smell and feel that in the area there are these three different qualities of potatoes. Even if they are planted next to each other, they will take the potatoes that are grown with only natural inputs, without industrial additives. They’ll walk straight for one kilometer, eat the good potatoes, and leave the others in the soil."
Jerzy Golbiak - Professional Hunter and Potato Farmer
"Potatoes should be planted in warm soil. At the beginning, the potato doesn’t need humidity, but if the potato is dry in July then this isn’t good. On the other hand, if there is too much water then the amount of starch is less, so there has to be a good balance between wet and dry in order to produce good potatoes." Marek Wierzejski - Potato Farmer "In general, in Poland there were a large number of distilleries. The number diminished because of the high excise taxation as well as a lack of strategic planning for distilled spirit." Leszek Osiński – Distillery Manager "Autumn is the best season for cooking food from the garden; it’s a time when I can go wild in the kitchen. At the moment, everything in the garden is ready to eat. Today I’m making jams and juices from cherries and blueberries." Alicja Wierzejska - Distillery Kitchen & Guest Services "This is true. Not only in Poland, but worldwide. I do everything from my heart, so I am proud of everything that I make. Chopin was and is the first brand that created the category of super-premium vodka. There wasn’t anything like this before Chopin." Waldemar Durakiewicz – Master Distiller "We only have the potatoes and fruits and flowers from our region. The flavor of the distillation depends upon the year of harvest. It is quite a different taste and smell from year to year. These flavors can be felt the most in our Young Potato and Singles lines." Ewa Goszczyńska - Head of the Laboratory "We are working to build good relationships with our customers by showing them that the vodka inside of our bottle is special – it’s more important than its packaging. I would like people to know that we are producing our vodka from the very beginning. So, we’re not a factory that is buying spirit, rectifying it, putting it into bottles and then selling it - we’re doing everything from the very beginning. We’re planting potatoes, harvesting them, and then we produce the vodka." Wojtek Dorda – Regional Sales Manager "We’re present in over thirty countries at the moment, so there’s a lot of the world left for us. We’re unlocking new markets and showing people that not all vodkas are the same; it really matters what you make it from, building up the awareness that if you want to make a good vodka you need to start with a good ingredient." Piotr Dorda – Export Specialist "We are distillers, which is very rare. Vodka is one of the largest spirits categories in the world and most people don’t know that most vodkas aren’t made by the brands themselves; so making our own vodka is something that we’re very proud of.
We have a very close relationship with the farmers that work with us. We’re very close to the ingredients that we use to make our vodka; we always use the freshest, best quality ingredients in our vodka.
I think that our philosophy is very different from other vodka companies. We’re not about making our company as big as possible. We believe that the flavor of our vodka is important, and that it’s important to show people that not all vodkas are the same." Alexandra Dorda – Brand Manager